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Center forms internal advisory board

The Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health is excited to announce the formation of a new Internal Advisory Board. Board members are charged with providing guidance on the development of the center’s strategic goals, objectives and implementation plan, including providing insightful advice that will serve the global health interests of the entire university and its key partners.

Members of the new Global Health Center Internal Advisory Board include:

Aaron Bobick, PhD – Dean of Engineering & Applied Science; James M. McKelvey Professor, Computer Science & Engineering, McKelvey School of Engineering

Cindy Brantmeier, PhD – Faculty Fellow of International Research, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research; Director, Professor and Advisor of Applied Linguistics, International and Area Studies, School of Arts & Sciences

Patricia Cavazos-Rehg, PhD – Director, Postdoctoral Mentored Training Program in Clinical Investigation; Professor & Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine

Kurt Dirks, PhD – Bank of America Professor of Leadership, Olin Business School; Director, George and Carol Bauer Leadership Center; Senior Advisor to the Chancellor for Leadership

Ramaswamy Govindan, MD – Anheuser Busch Endowed Chair in Medical Oncology; Associate Chief, Division of Oncology, School of Medicine

Debra Haire-Joshu, PhD, RN, MS, MA – Joyce and Chauncy Buchheit Professor of Public Health, Brown School & School of Medicine; Director, Center for Diabetes Translation Research; Director, Center for Obesity Prevention & Policy Research

Barton Hamilton, PhD – Robert Brookings Smith Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship; Research Director of the Koch Center for Family Business, Olin Business School

John Hoal, PhD – Professor of Architecture & Design, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Lora Iannotti, PhD – Founder & Director, E3 Nutrition Lab; Associate Professor, Brown School

George Kyei, PhD, MS – Director, Medical and Scientific Research Directorate, University of Ghana Medical Center; Associate Professor, Medicine & Molecular Microbiology, Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine

Shanti Parikh, PhD – Chair and Professor, African and African American Studies; Professor, Sociocultural Anthropology, School of Arts & Sciences

Philip Payne, PhD – Director, Institute for Informatics (I2); Robert J. Terry Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medical Sciences, School of Medicine

William G. Powderly, MD – J. William Campbell Professor & co-Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine; Associate Dean for Clinical & Translational Science and Research; Director of the Institute of Clinical and Translational Science; Larry J. Shapiro Director, Institute for Public Health

Vijay Ramani, PhD – Roma B. & Raymond H. Wittcoff Distinguished University Professor, Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, McKelvey School of Engineering; Vice Provost for Graduate Education & International Affairs; Executive Director, McDonnell International Scholars Academy

Leila Sadat, JD, LLM, DEA – Senior Research Scholar, Yale Law School; Special Adviser on Crimes against Humanity to the ICC Prosecutor; Director, Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute; James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law, School of Law

Kim Thuy Seelinger, JD – Research Associate Professor, Brown School; Visiting Professor, School of Law; Director, Center for Human Rights, Gender and Migration, Institute for Public Health

Lindsay Stark, DrPH, MPH – Co-director, Center on Violence and Injury Prevention; Associate Dean for Global Strategy & Programs and Professor, Brown School

Jay Turner, DSc, MS Vice Dean for Education; Head of the Division of Engineering Education; James McKelvey Professor, Division of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, McKelvey School of Engineering

Gary Weil, MD – Gerald and Judith Medoff Professor, Departments of Medicine & Molecular Microbiology, Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine

Board members will work closely with the center’s leadership team, Director, Victor Dávila-Román, MD, and co-Director, Mark Huffman, MD.

The mission of the Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health is to improve global health through transdisciplinary programs and partnerships across Washington University in St. Louis and around the world.