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Faculty

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 Bachani

Abdulgafoor Bachani

Associate Professor
International Health

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 So

Anthony So

Professor of the Practice
International Health
Antonio Trujillo

Antonio Trujillo

Associate Professor
International Health

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

Bryan Patenaude

Assistant Professor
International Health

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

Connie Hoe

Assistant Professor
International Health

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

Professor of the Practice
International 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

David Peters

Professor
International Health

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.

Jeremy Shiffman

Professor
International Health

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

Joseph Ali

Assistant Professor
International Health

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 Rao

Krishna Rao

Associate Professor
International Health

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.

Paul Spiegel

Paul Spiegel

Professor of the Practice
International Health

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

Qingfeng Li

Assistant Professor
International 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

Sara Bennett

Professor
International Health

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

Shannon Doocy

Associate Professor
International Health

Shannon Doocy, PhD ’04, studies the health impact of natural disasters and conflict, including refugees and displaced populations, and how to improve humanitarian responses.

Assistant, Associate and Senior Scientists

Adam Koon

Adam Koon

Assistant Scientist
International Health
Andres Vecino-Ortiz

Andres Vecino-Ortiz

Associate Scientist
International Health

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.

Dinesh Neupane

Dinesh Neupane

Assistant Scientist
International Health

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

Dustin Gibson

Assistant Scientist
International Health

Dustin Gibson, PhD ’14, MS, develops and evaluates digital tools and technologies to address health system gaps in low- and middle-income countries

Rosemary Morgan

Rosemary Morgan

Associate Scientist
International Health

Rosemary Morgan, PhD, MSc, studies the role of gender inequities on health, wellbeing, and public health interventions.

Shivam Gupta

Shivam Gupta

Associate Scientist
International Health

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

Yusra Shawar

Assistant Scientist
International Health

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

James Kumwenda

James Kumwenda

Research Associate
International Health

James Kumwenda, MD, MSPH ’20, studies health leadership, health systems strengthening, and capacity strengthening in primary health care.