Our Team

In addition to aggregating content from numerous sources, the Hub also features original content from the authors below. If you are interested in contributing original content then please email us: admin [AT] globalhealthhub.org

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Jessica Hawkins is currently a research fellow at the non-governmental organization Wuqu’ Kawoq | Maya Health Alliance, which provides health care to marginalized indigenous communities in Guatemala. Her research explores the Guatemalan medical education system, health education interventions for indigenous Maya communities, and the use of crowdfunding in global health. She has a B.A. in Neuroscience and Spanish Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. She is interested in the intersection of social justice, medicine, and storytelling. You can find her on LinkedIn, or email her at jessica@wuqukawoq.org.

Sony Salzman is an award winning journalist living in Brooklyn, New York. She grew up on the beaches of Los Angeles, where she was a regular contributor to her local newspaper, The Beach Reporter. From LA she moved to Boston, where she earned a BS in journalism and an MS in science journalism from Boston University. Sony is a freelancer who reports on healthcare, technology and medicine. She has been published in The Boston Globe, Al Jazeera America, The Body, WBUR and NovaNext. You can find her on Twitter, LinkedIn or email her directly at sonysalz@gmail.com.

Anita Chary is an MD/PhD candidate at Washington University in St. Louis. She is one of the chief editors of the Global Health Hub and the Research Director of the non-governmental organization Maya Health Alliance | Wuqu’ Kawoq, which provides health care and development services in rural indigenous communities of Guatemala. Her research concerns health care privatization, health care disparities, and cancer prevention and care in Guatemala. Her book with Peter Rohloff, Privatization and the New Medical Pluralism: Shifting Healthcare Landscapes in Maya Guatemala, is a health system ethnography concerning how disenfranchised indigenous populations access healthcare in contemporary Guatemala. @anitachary
Sarah Arnquist co-founded the Hub while working as a global health researcher at Harvard University’s Global Health Delivery Project. Before earning an MPH at Johns Hopkins University, Sarah worked as a health care journalist, contributing to the New York Times, among other publications. Sarah currently lives in San Francisco and works on developing delivery systems for mental health and substance use in California for Beacon Health Strategies.  @saraharnquist
Michael Lipnick is a co-founder of the Global Health Hub and Global Partners in Anesthesia and Surgery (GPAS). He is a graduate of the University of California at San Francisco Medical School, the internal medicine residency program at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA and the Anesthesia Residency and Critical Care Fellowship Programs at UCSF. He plans to continue global health work with a focus on perioperative and trauma care in low-income countries.  @mlipnick
Grace Fletcher is a candidate for the MPH in Global Health & MA in Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University. She works at the intersection of social science and global health and is interested in research, M&E, and program improvement, especially in marginalized Latin American communities.


Sara Gorman  is a public health specialist at a major multinational healthcare company, where she works on global mental health, increasing the quality of evidence in the global health field, and alternative funding models for global health. Her book, Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Facts that Will Save Uswill be released by Oxford University Press in August 2016. The book examines the psychology behind healthcare decision-making and theorizes about public perception of risk. It includes tips for the general public about how to discriminate between valid and invalid science and pointers for public health professionals and doctors on how to communicate with people who do not believe what science has taught us about health. Sara earned an MPH in Health Policy and Management from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and a PhD in English literature from Harvard University.  @saragorm
Mark Shrime is a head and neck cancer and reconstructive surgeon in Boston, currently getting his Masters of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. He also works regularly in West Africa and writes on topics in global surgery.  @markshrime
Peter Rohloff was originally trained as a parasitologist and lab scientist though now is focused mostly on field research after completing training in internal medicine and pediatrics. Since 2003, Peter has been working in Guatemala, where he manages a health systems NGO – Wuqu’ Kawoq. Peter’s current interests include the management of chronic disease of children (stunting) and adults (diabetes) in resource poor settings and how indigeneity and language barriers impact access to and utilization of health care.  @wuqukawoq
Serufusa Sekidde is a Ugandan physician who earned his master’s degree in Public Health Degree from Harvard University. While attending medical school in China, he won several rap competitions in Mandarin. To hear why Seru chose a career in public health – watch him here.  @Serufusa
sanjay basu Sanjay Basu is a resident physician in the Department of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. He blogs about the political economy of global health, epidemiology, sociology, economics and much more at EpiAnalysis@sanjayb493
james hudspeth James Hudspeth is a hospitalist at Boston University, a lead member of the NGO Physicians for Haiti, and a global health advocate. His prior work in global health focused on HIV/AIDS activism through the American Medical Students Association and clinical research in HIV/TB performed in South Africa. @jameshudspeth
 Suchita Suchita Shah is a family doctor and Primary Care Tutor at Oxford University who has an MPH from Harvard and an MPhil in International Relations from Cambridge University. Suchita has a diverse range of interests, including global primary care, tobacco control, NCDs and the nexus between health, law and politics. She has been a physician in the UK National Health Service for many years but also has experience abroad, most recently as a global health fellow in rural Cambodia. She loves travel, literature and writing, and contributes regular blogs to the British Medical Journal.  @SuchitaShahUK
jason nickerson Jason Nickerson is a respiratory therapist and PhD candidate in Population Health at the University of Ottawa. His work examines the assessment of disrupted health systems during humanitarian crises, and he has a particular interest in surgical care provided in low- and middle-income countries by humanitarian agencies. Jason blogs about the role of surgery in global health, public health research methods in crises, and interesting topics in population health. @Jrocoeur
shaun willis Shaun Willis is a graduate of Portland State University where he studied community health. In recent years he has worked on a variety of projects in South Sudan and Tanzania. In 2008 Shaun lived in China where he studied Mandarin and taught English. Shaun is currently a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nkongsamba, Cameroon (since June 2012). @shaundwillis
Gonçalo Figueiredo Augusto is a PhD student in Global Health at the Lisbon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine – New University of Lisbon. He graduated from the University of Lisbon in Medicine. His main focus areas in global health are programs of HIV education, maternal and child health and reproductive health.
Abraar Karan is a Yale graduate and an MD candidate at UCLA. At Yale, he majored in Political Science with a concentration in Health Politics and Policy and was the former Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal of Medicine and Law as well as the Yale Journal of Public Health. He has led global health research and volunteer projects in Asia, Latin America and Africa and runs a global health blog at Swasthya Mundial. @swasthyamundial www.swasthyamundial.com
Alison Kraemer Alison Kraemer is a recent graduate of Harvard University where she concentrated in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology with a secondary field in History of Science. She is the former Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard College Global Health Review, and she currently serves as the Clinical Support Team volunteer at the Clinton Health Access Initiative. Her recent work for CHAI involves developing the clinical case for a new global initiative to combat chronic malnutrition. She will enter medical school this coming August.
2015-04-03_13.55.10 Liz Park is a current advisor for Friends in Health:DPRK. She traveled to Pyongyang for the first time in May 2014 with KAMA and launched the 1st PICoMS in Pyongyang in September 2014. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 2015 with an MD and is currently a first year internal medicine resident at Weill Cornell Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital. Her previous global health experiences include an internship at the WHO Reproductive Health and Research Department in 2008, spearheading her medical school’s global health elective/pathway in 2010, and working as a research student on mHealth/Telemedicine projects with the Botswana-UPenn Partnership in Gaborone, Botswana from 2013-2014. Her interests include North Korean medical education, access to information in resource-limited settings, and health systems strengthening.
kenny pettersen Kenny Pettersen is a MD/MPH student at UC San Francisco. His global health areas of interest are in eHealth and health systems strengthening. He currently chairs the Executive Committee for the University of California Haiti Initiative and has spent much time in Haiti facilitating an academic partnership between the UC system and the State University of Haiti. Kenny is a contributor to the Hub and is helping to oversee implementation of the Hub’s “Resources” pages. @pettersenkenny
Sophie Okolo Sophie Okolo holds a Master of Public Health and has worked on different issues including health care reform, childhood cancer etiology and Alzheimer’s disease management. She blogs at Global Health Africa where she highlights current news and research on health issues in Africa.
Guddi Singh Guddi Singh is a doctor training in Paediatrics in London. She also has a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University and has worked for the World Health Organization (WHO). She is passionate about social justice, human rights and challenging barriers to access to health. Most recently, she has worked with 38 Degrees and openDemocracy on the Save the NHS Campaign in the UK, and is now working with Medact and helping to set up the People’s Health Movement UK. – See more here.
David Flood is a staff physician with the Guatemalan NGO Wuqu’ Kawoq | Maya Health Alliance and resident physician in Medicine-Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and an MSc in international health policy from the London School of Economics. He has worked on health projects in Latin America since 2008. @davidcflood
IMG_1207 2 Irène Mathieu is a pediatrician and writer based in Philadelphia. She holds a BA in International Relations and was a Fulbright scholar in the Dominican Republic. She has also completed global health projects in Peru, Guatemala, and with immigrant populations in Virginia and Tennessee. Her interests include child and family health, public policy, migration/urbanization, mental health, and chronic disease prevention. Irène’s poetry, prose, and photography have been published extensively. She is author of two poetry collections, the galaxy of origins (dancing girl press, 2014) and orogeny (Trembling Pillow Press, forthcoming). @gumbo_amando