Faculty & Staff

Interim Program Chair

Program Chair

Michael H. Merson

Interim Program Director and Visiting 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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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 Sciences


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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Affiliated 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.

Carlos Chirinos

Clinical Professor, NYU Steinhardt; Affiliated 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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William N. Rom

Sol and Judith Bergstein Professor of Medicine, Emeritus; Research Scientist; Research Professor, NYU School of Medicine


Dr. Rom's research focuses on lung diseases, including environmental lung disease, tuberculosis (TB), TB/HIV, early detection of lung cancer, and policy related to air pollution and climate change.

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Wilson Wang

Wilson Wang

Visiting Associate Professor of Global Health


Dr. Wilson Wang is a pediatrician with expertise in managing primary care and hospitals in resource poor settings, pandemic surveillance and response, behavior change, teen behavioral health and childhood nutrition. He is the Founder & CEO of Walking Doctors a cloud-based software company that helps health providers in countries throughout the world adhere to evidence based guidelines without slowing down café: walkingdocs.com.

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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Kiera Bloch

Kiera Bloch

Program Manager, Global & Environmental Public Health;


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

Patricio Almeida

Patricio Almeida

Program Administrator, Global & Environmental Public Health;


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