Primary Faculty Within the Health Systems 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
Abdulgafoor M. Bachani, PhD '11, MHS '08, studies how to address burden of and preventing injury and disabilities, and to expand access to rehabilitation services.
Anthony D. So, MD, MPA, works on research and policy to improve innovation and access to health technologies with a particular focus on antimicrobial resistance.
Antonio Trujillo, PhD, MPP, is a health economist working to improve access to medicines and the lives of seniors with chronic conditions around the globe.
Bryan Patenaude, ScD '17, MA, researches the sustainability, efficiency, and equity of public health programs and health systems in low- and lower-middle-income countries.
Connie Hoe, PhD ’15, MSW, studies the politics of health policymaking in low- and middle-income countries and the how industry interference affects public health.
Cyrus Engineer, DrPH, '07, MHS '03, MHA, is a practice leader in health sector performance management, including quality, patient safety, and project management.
David Peters, DrPH '93, MPH '89, MD, studies how to strengthen health systems in low- and middle-income countries, particularly to better serve poor and vulnerable populations.
Gilbert Burnham, MD, PhD, MSc, is a physician who addesses humanitarian health problems in populations affected by natural disasters or conflicts.
Jeremy Shiffman, PhD, MA, a political scientist, researches the politics of health policy-making in low-income countries and in global health governance.
Joseph Ali, JD, studies how to conduct global public health research and practice that maximally respects ethical values in an increasingly interconnected digital world.
Krishna D. Rao, PhD '04, MSc, finds ways to improve access to health services and financing of health care in resource-poor areas, with a current focus on India.
Ligia Paina, PhD '14, MHS '08, studies how to improve health systems policies and programs so they provide equitable, quality care and are responsive to poor and marginalized communities.
Olakunle Alonge, MD, PhD ‘13, MPH ‘09, works to improve the effective implementation of interventions for disease prevention and health system strengthening.
Paul Spiegel, MPH ’96, MD, is recognized for his research on preventing and responding to complex humanitarian emergencies and director of the Center for Humanitarian Health.
Qingfeng Li, PhD '13, MHS, studies machine learning models to support the use of big data and improve road safety in low- and middle-income countries.
Sara Bennett, PhD, MPhil, examines health policy and systems in low- and middle-income countries with a focus on institutional capacity, sustainability, and systems governance.
Shannon Doocy, PhD ’04, studies the health impact of natural disasters and conflict, including refugees and displaced populations, and how to improve humanitarian responses.
William Brieger, DrPH ’92, MPH, works on social, cultural and behavior change for tropical disease control and community primary health care in Africa.
Assistant, Associate and Senior Scientists
Adam Koon, PhD, MPH, explores how policy can transform the messy exchange of ideas, words, and values into agreeable plans for a healthier and fairer world.
Alain Koffi, MD, PhD, MS, is a population health researcher with a focus on the biological causes and social determinants of neonatal and child deaths in low-income countries.
Anbrasi Edward, PhD, MPH ’96, MBA, MSc, works in health systems research and evaluation addressing primary healthcare and community-oriented systems in global contexts.
Andres Vecino, MD, PhD '16, MSc, uses economics theory and methods to improve health systems in lower and middle-income countries with a focus on Latin America.
Daniela C. Rodríguez, DrPH, MPH, studies how politics, public health, and evidence intersect in policies that impact vulnerable communities around the world.
Dinesh Neupane, PhD, studies for global hypertension control, conducts epidemiological research on NCDs, and community healthcare workers at the primary health care level.
Dustin Gibson, PhD ’14, MS, develops and evaluates digital tools and technologies to address health system gaps in low- and middle-income countries
Md Zabir Hasan, PhD ’19, MPH, MBBS, studies health policy and systems to strengthen health equity, global health, and health systems in low- and middle-income countries.
Meike Schleiff, DrPH ‘17, MSPH ‘13, specializes in community health and primary health care with a focus on improving human resource capacity and addressing inequities.
Rosemary Morgan, PhD, MSc, studies the role of gender inequities on health, wellbeing, and public health interventions.
Shivam Gupta, PhD '09, MPH '04, MBBS, studies primary health care, health systems strengthening, and road safety in low- and middle-income countries.
Yusra Shawar, PhD, MPH, studies the global governance of health and the politics of health policy processes in low- and middle-income countries.
Senior Research Associates and Research Associates
Ambulai Johnson, MPH ‘20, MSc, focuses on strengthening health systems to address health risks of climate change and environmental factors in low- and middle-income countries.
James Kumwenda, MD, MSPH ’20, studies health leadership, health systems strengthening, and capacity strengthening in primary health care.
Joshua Mak, MSPH ‘21, evaluates vaccine equity in international contexts and assesses the feasibility of new technologies to address vaccine and mental health issues.
Lois Privor-Dumm, MBA, works to expand access to vaccines, trains advocates to speak on the value of immunization, and evaluates the use of policy to protect communities.