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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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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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Eric Chu

School of Foreign Service

Spring 2020 Fellow

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Vian Zada

School of Medicine

Spring 2020 Fellow

Research Assistants

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Corey Rathe

Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Graduate Research Assistant

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Jiaqi Zhao

McCourt School of Public Policy

Graduate Research Assistant