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Faculty Chats on Facebook Live

Join us on Facebook Live as we chat with Faculty members from the College of Global Public Health. Just as the field of public health is interdisciplinary, our faculty are making an impact with their groundbreaking research on a variety of fronts―from environmental hazards and disaster recovery to malnutrition and systems building, from evaluating global mental health to using statistics to investigate the social determinants of health.

Melody Goodman

Melody Goodman examines cancer, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, behavioral changes, and minority health to better understand and address community health issues in specific populations.

Niyati Parekh

Trained in India and the U.S., Niyati Parekh's research focuses on the correlations between diet, physical activity, obesity, and cancer.

Peter Navario

Peter Navario, Clinical Assistant Professor of Global Health, has extensive field experience establishing, monitoring, and evaluating HIV/AIDS treatment programs and health system capacity, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.

Alexis Merdjanoff

Alexis Merdjanoff studies how social inequities shape the impact of disaster on health, recovery, and resilience. Using qualitative and quantitative research methods, she focuses on disaster impact on mental health, aging, and the life course.

Jack Caravanos

Jack Caravanos works with Pure Earth, an international non-profit organization, researching environmental toxins and recommending policies to improve environmental practices.

Danielle Ompad

Danielle Ompad, Associate Professor of public health who studies urban health, HIV, illicit drug use, and adult access to vaccines. Her work focuses on people who use heroin, crack, cocaine, and/or club drugs.

Emily Goldmann

Emily Goldmann is a Social Epidemiologist and Clinical Assistant Professor of public health whose work focuses on global mental health.