Faculty & Staff

FACULTY

FACULTY

Michael H. Merson

Interim Chair and Clinical Professor of Global and Environmental Public Health; Wolfgang Joklik Professor of Global Health at Duke University

 

Dr. Merson has authored over 180 articles, is the senior editor of the leading global health textbook “Global Health: Disease, Programs, Systems, and Policies” and co-author of The AIDS Pandemic: Searching for a Global Response on the history of the global response to AIDS.

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Prince Michael Amegbor

Assistant Professor of Global Health

 

As a health geographer using big data and a multi-methods approach in his research on the environmental and social determinants of health, Dr. Prince Michael Amegbor specializes in visualizing the geospatial distribution of risks and burdens on health that are associated with environmental exposures.

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Jo Ivey Boufford

Clinical Professor of Global Health

 

With experience in medicine, health policy, and public administration, Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford is an expert in urban health, healthy aging, disease prevention, and health promotion and disparities.

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Jack Caravanos

Clinical Professor of Environmental Public Health 

 

Dr. Jack Caravanos studies lead and toxic wastes to design safe and evidence-based solutions to environmental pollution.

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Chris Dickey

Clinical Associate Professor of Global Health

 

Dr. Chris Dickey is an international development innovator and public health entrepreneur whose work seeks to develop sustainable public health models and to forge bonds between the academic community and practitioners in the field.

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Emmanuel Peprah

Director of Implementation Science for Global Health; Assistant Professor of Global Health

 

Dr. Emmanuel Peprah’s research interests lie at the confluence of understanding what, why, and how some evidence-based interventions work in some populations and not others.

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Yesim Tozan

Assistant Professor of Global Health

 

Dr. Yesim Tozan researches health decision science, priority setting, cost-effectiveness, and resource allocation in low- and middle-income countries, with an emphasis on dengue and malaria.

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VISITING FACULTY

VISITING FACULTY
Moaz Abdelwadoud

Moaz Abdelwadoud

Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Health

 

Dr. Abdelwadoud possesses more than fifteen years of international clinical and public health experiences in the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and the United States. Dr. Abdelwadoud’s teaching and research revolve around health systems and services research, and the social determinants of health.

Wilson Wang

Wilson Wang

Visiting Associate Professor of Global Health

 

Dr. Wilson Wang is a pediatrician with expertise in primary and secondary medical care delivery in resource poor settings, pandemic response, behavior change, teen behavioral health and health policy and politics. He has lived and worked in Rwanda, Liberia, Indonesia and throughout Central America. He is the Founder and CEO of Walking Doctors (walkingdoctors.co), a company that produces a checklist-based electronic health record to help care providers adhere to evidence-based guidelines with the outcomes to prove it.

AFFILIATED FACULTY

AFFILIATED FACULTY

Brian J. Hall

Affiliated Faculty of Global Health; Clinical Professor of Global Health, NYU Shanghai; Director, Center for Global Health Equity

Dr. Hall’s research focuses on global mental health and led some of the first studies of the African community in Guangzhou China, exploring the influence of social networks on HIV and sexual health, mental health, and the influence of discrimination on wellbeing. He co-developed the WHO regional framework for mental health in the Western Pacific Region which was officially launched in 2023. Some of his current research includes a five-country study of barriers to mental health care for diverse migrant populations.

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Omar El-Shahawy

Affiliated Faculty of Global Health; Assistant Professor, Population Health, NYU Grossman School of Medicine

 

Dr. El-Shahawy's research focuses on alternative tobacco product use among vulnerable populations including people with substance use disorder. Some of the current research project he is leading include smoking harm reduction among people with substance use disorder and people living with HIV/AIDS, smoking cessation among vulnerable populations, and patient-physician shared decision making.

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ASSOCIATED FACULTY

ASSOCIATED FACULTY

Carlos Chirinos

Clinical Professor, NYU Steinhardt; Associated Faculty of Global Health

 

Carlos Chirinos’ work explores innovation and creativity in emerging global music industries, looking at the role of music in public health, international development and social change. He has been a key consultant for radio and music projects in Europe, Africa and Japan, with funding from the World Bank, USAID, IDRC, the Wellcome Trust and Toyota Foundation. He was awarded the Director’s Teaching Prize at SOAS, University of London in 2009.

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ADJUNCT FACULTY

ADJUNCT FACULTY

William N. Rom

Global Distinguished Professor of Environmental Health; Adjunct Professor of Environmental Public Health 

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Andrew Burgie

Andrew Burgie

Adjunct Professor of Environmental Public Health 

Bret Ericson

Bret Ericson

Adjunct Professor of Environmental Public Health 

Lori Hoepner

Lori Hoepner

Adjunct Professor of Environmental Public Health 

Paromita Hore

Paromita Hore

Adjunct Professor of Environmental Public Health 

Thomas O'Connell

Thomas O'Connell

Adjunct Professor of Global Health

FACULTY WITH A SECONDARY APPOINTMENT IN GEPH

FACULTY WITH A SECONDARY APPOINTMENT IN GEPH

Alexis A. Merdjanoff

Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences

 

Dr. Alexis Merdjanoff is a public health sociologist who explores how population health is affected by exposure to natural hazards, including hurricanes, floods, extreme heat and wildfires. She is particularly interested in how social inequalities shape the impact of hazards on health, recovery, and resilience for vulnerable populations. 

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Joyce Moon-Howard

Director of Undergraduate Programs; Clinical Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Community Health Science and Practice

 

Dr. Joyce Moon Howard’s work and career is rooted in the community healthcare movement, where she witnessed the transformative power and positive impact of neighborhood and community action on healthcare.

 

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Peter S. Navario

Clinical Associate Professor of Public Health Policy and Management; Chief Executive Officer of HealthRight International

 

Dr. Peter Navario has extensive field experience establishing, monitoring, and evaluating HIV/AIDS treatment programs and health system capacity building across sub-Saharan Africa. He was the chair of the Botswana Ministry of Health’s National HIV/AIDS Health Professional Training Committee and lead evaluator of the World Bank’s Treatment Access Programme in Burkina Faso.

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José Pagan

Chair and Professor of the Department of Public Health Policy and Management

 

Dr. Pagán is a former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar with expertise in health economics and population health. He has led research, implementation, and evaluation projects on the redesign of health care delivery and payment systems. He is interested in population health management, health care payment and delivery system reform, and the social determinants of health. 

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Donna Shelley

Professor of Public Health Policy and Management; Director of the Global Center for Implementation Science

 

Dr. Shelley’s implementation research focuses on building the evidence for effective theory-driven strategies that target barriers to implementation and sustainability of evidence-based tobacco use treatment in primary care settings in the U.S and Vietnam.

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STAFF

STAFF
Kiera Bloch

Kiera Bloch, MPH

Program Manager, Department of Global & Environmental Health

 

Email: kiera.bloch@nyu.edu
Phone: 212-992-6331

Patricio Almeida

Patricio Almeida, MBA

Program Administrator, Department of Global & Environmental Health

 

Email: patricio@nyu.edu
Phone: 212-992-3719

Gina Gonzalez

Gina Gonzales, MPH

Program Administrator, Department of Global & Environmental Health

 

Email: gg1903@nyu.edu 
Phone: 212-992-3812

Mariana Weiss

Mariana Weiss

Administrative Aide II, Department of Global & Environmental Health

 

Email: mlw9776@nyu.edu

Reilly Fitzpatrick

Reilly Fitzpatrick, MPH, LMSW

Consultant, Department of Global & Environmental Health

 

Email: ref311@nyu.edu

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