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The Global Health Initiative serves as a university-wide platform for supporting faculty, students, and staff who are contributing to global health through research, teaching, and service.

The initiative is jointly led by Edward Healton, executive vice president for health sciences and executive dean of the School of Medicine, and Thomas Banchoff, vice president for global engagement. It is coordinated by a faculty committee drawn from across campuses, led by Drs. Healton and Banchoff in collaboration with John Monahan, senior advisor to President John J. DeGioia.

Faculty Committee

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Jishnu Das

McCourt School of Public Policy; School of Foreign Service


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John Kraemer

School of Nursing and Health Studies

Associate Professor

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John T. Monahan

O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

Senior Scholar

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Deborah Phillips

Department of Psychology; Georgetown College

Professor; Vice Dean of Faculty

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Steven Singer

Department of Biology; School of Medicine


Student Fellows

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Hamid Ehsan

Biomedical Graduate Education

Fall 2020 Fellow

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Aeisha Kangan

Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Fall 2020 Fellow

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Natalie Kim

School of Foreign Service

Fall 2020 Fellow

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Lizzy Kim

School of Medicine

Fall 2020 Fellow

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Emily Pelles

McCourt School of Public Policy

Fall 2020 Fellow

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Beatrice Salas

School of Nursing and Health Studies

Fall 2020 Fellow

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Joy Steenson

School of Nursing and Health Studies

Fall 2020 Fellow

Research Assistants

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Jiaqi Zhao

McCourt School of Public Policy

Graduate Research Assistant