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Department of International Health


Administrative Contacts

Dr. David Peters, Edgar Berman Professor and Chair, Department of International Health

Chair's Office

Global Disease Epidemiology and Control

Center for Immunization Research

  • Dr. Ruth Karron, Director
  • Elizabeth F. Meyer
    Administrative Coordinator

Human Nutrition Program

Center for Human Nutrition

  • Dr. Parul Christian
    Program Director
  • Debra Rukstelis
    Financial Manager

Health Systems

  • Dr. Sara Bennett
    Program Director
  • Girlie Reyes
    Sr. Financial Manager 

Center for American Indian Health

Center for Humanitarian Health

  • Dr. Paul Spiegel

International Center for Maternal and Newborn Health

  • Dr. Abdullah Baqui

Social and Behavioral Interventions

Academic Contacts

Associate Chair for Academic Programs

Dr. Cyrus Engineer
Responsible for the management and oversight of all academic programs. Chair of Curriculum and Credentials Committee, which sets and implements policies and procedures for academic programs.

Associate Chair for Student Matters

Dr. Julie Denson
Responsible for the management and oversight of student matters. Chair of the Admissions Committee and will coordinate with all academic coordinators and programs by leading new efforts to improve master’s and doctoral student experiences.

Academic Program Manager

Cristina Salazar
Oversees operations of academic programs in the Department. Liaison between students, faculty, and administrative offices.

Sr. Academic Program Administrator

Audrey Lindahl
Assists students with all academic issues: registration, courses, exams, internships, graduation, etc.

Faculty Coordinators

Program area point persons for questions about the specific program area, degree information, curriculum requirements, and course selection.

MSPH Program Coordinators

MHS in Health Economics Director

PhD Program Coordinators

Contact the Student Affairs Office.