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Faculty

Primary Faculty Within the Global Disease Epidemiology and Control Program Area

All ranks of professors and scientists can serve as an MSPH adviser. All ranks of professors can serve as doctoral student advisers, and all ranks of scientists and professors can serve as doctoral student co-advisers.

Professors, Assistant Professors and Associate Professors

Alain Labrique

Alain Labrique

Professor
International Health

Alain Labrique, PhD '07, MHS '99, MS, is an infectious disease epidemiologist who leverages digital innovations to solve public health problems in resource-limited settings.

Anna Durbin

Anna Durbin

Professor
International Health

Anna Durbin, MD, studies experimental vaccines for SARS-CoV-2, dengue, West Nile, Zika, malaria, and more in human clinical trials and in controlled human infection studies.

Christine Marie George

Christine Marie George

Associate Professor
International Health

Christine Marie George, PhD, studies how to develop effective water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions to reduce enteric diseases and SARS-CoV-2 in low-income countries.

David Sack

David Sack

Professor
International Health

David Sack, MD ’68, is working to eliminate cholera and other enteric infections as public health problems in Africa and Asia using targeted and effective vaccines.

Joanne Katz

Joanne Katz

Professor
International Health

Joanne Katz, ScD ’93, MS, is an epidemiologist with expertise in maternal, neonatal, and child health and extensive work experience in Nepal and other South Asian countries.

Melissa Marx

Melissa Marx

Assistant Professor
International Health

Melissa A. Marx, PhD ‘02, MPH ’98, evaluates maternal, child, and infectious disease programs, and has led response efforts for outbreaks including SARS, Ebola, and COVID-19.

Naor Bar-Zeev

Naor Bar-Zeev

Associate Professor
International Health

Naor Bar-Zeev PhD, MBiostat, MPH, MBBS, is a pediatric infectious disease physician who studies how to maximize vaccine benefits for low-resource, high-mortality areas.

Smisha Agarwal

Smisha Agarwal

Assistant Professor
International Health

Smisha Agarwal, PhD, MPH '09, MBA, studies how to improve maternal and newborn health in low-income settings by strengthening health systems and using technological solutions.

Assistant, Associate and Senior Scientists

Ashley Sheffel

Ashley Sheffel

Assistant Scientist
International Health

Ashley Sheffel, DrPH ’19, MPH, uses research to improve maternal and child health and measurements of quality of care in low-resource settings.

Bareng Nonyane

Bareng Nonyane

Associate Scientist
International Health

B. Aletta Nonyane, PhD, MSc, applies statistical design and analysis methods to investigate the effect of interventions for improving access to HIV and TB healthcare services.

Rupali Limaye

Rupali Limaye

Associate Scientist
International Health

Rupali Limaye, PhD ’12, MPH, MA, studies how health information can best be communicated to individuals in different contexts and through different channels.

Senior Research Associates and Research Associates

Aveika Akum

Senior Research Associate
International Health

Helen Kuo

Research Associate
International Health

Laura Brown

Senior Research Associate
International Health

Lena Kan

Research Associate
International Health

Shannon Seopaul

Senior Research Associate
International Health

Shannon Seopaul, MPH ’15, is leading public health surveillance of infectious diseases in Maryland to inform public policy at the state and national levels.

Yvonne Tam

Senior Research Associate
International Health

Yvonne Tam, MHS ’10, uses modeling methods to assess health interventions' impact in reducing maternal, neonatal, and child mortality in low- and middle- income countries.