Sparkman Scholars are part of a recognized network of UAB faculty working in the areas of global health and development. This network aims to facilitate developing new collaborations with colleagues across campus, as well as making linkages with students interested in global health and development. Sparkman Scholars will have the opportunity to serve as mentors to students from among a select group of students who will apply to become Sparkman Fellows through a competitive process.  Faculty members in the field of global health and development who would like to expand their work may apply for the Sparkman Scholar designation through the application here. We hope many of you will join us in this exciting initiative!

  • Suzanne Austin, PhD

    Suzanne Austin, PhD

    Suzanne Austin, PhD
    School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology
    Geographic Experience: Mexico, Central America and the Andes
    Focus Area: Historical Demography and Epidemiology
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  • Lori Bateman, PhD

    Lori Bateman, PhD

    Lori Bateman, PhD
    School of Medicine, Division of Preventative Medicine
    Geographic Experience: Egypt
    Focus Area: Colon cancer screening, socio-cultural and demographic factors; utilization
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  • Robert Blanton, PhD

    Robert Blanton, PhD

    Robert Blanton, PhD
    College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Government
    Geographic Experience: Cross-National
    Focus Area: Human rights, labor rights, human trafficking, workplace safety
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  • Erica Bjornstad, MD, MPH

    Erica Bjornstad, MD, MPH

    Erica Bjornstad, MD, MPH
    School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
    Geographic Experience: Malawi, Tanzania
    Focus Area: Acute Kidney Injury, Nephrology, Epidemiology
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  • Henna Budhwani, PhD

    Henna Budhwani, PhD

    Henna Budhwani, PhD
    School of Public Health, Department of Health Car Organization and Policy
    Geographic Experience: Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Eastern Caribbean Islands, Cameroon
    Focus Area: Health disparities and health equity, global health, stigma reduction
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  • Leandra Celaya, MSc

    Leandra Celaya, MSc

    Celaya Leandra, MSc
    School of Health Professions, Department of Health Services Administration
    Geographic Experience: Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Brazil, Switzerland, Czech Republic, France, Spain, The Netherlands, and Honduras
    Focus Area: Healthcare Management Education
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  • Renato Corbetta, PhD

    Renato Corbetta, PhD

    Renato Corbetta, PhD
    College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Government
    Geographic Experience:
    Focus Area: Research methodology, international relations, major power states in international politics and international law
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  • Loretta Cormier, PhD

    Loretta Cormier, PhD

    Loretta Cormier, PhD
    College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology
    Geographic Experience: Historical ecology, ethnoprimatology, ethnohistorical research
    Focus Area: Brazil
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  • Martha Dawson, DNP, RN, FACHE

    Martha Dawson, DNP, RN, FACHE

    Martha Dawson, DNP, RN, FACHE
    School of Nursing
    Geographic Experience: Canada, Denmark, Philippines, Ghana
    Focus Area: Impact of nurse mitigation on the cost of health care, nursing and global health
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  • Jodie Dionne-Odom, MD

    Jodie Dionne-Odom, MD

    Jodie Dionne-Odom, MD
    School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
    Geographic Experience: Cameroon
    Focus Area: HIV and coinfections in pregnancy
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  • Paul Erwin, MD, DrPH

    Paul Erwin, MD, DrPH

    Paul Erwin, MD, DrPH
    School of Public Health, Department of Health Care Organization and Policy
    Geographic Experience: Cuba, China, England
    Focus Area: Health systems
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  • Eric Ford, PhD, MPH

    Eric Ford, PhD, MPH

    Eric Ford, PhD, MPH
    School of Public Health, Health Care Organization and Policy
    Geographic Experience: China
    Focus Area: Improving organization and inforamtion management, healthcare management
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  • Marcela Frazier, OD, MPH, FAAO

    Marcela Frazier, OD, MPH, FAAO

    Marcela Frazier, OD, MPH, FAAO
    School of Optometry
    Geographic Experience:
    Focus Area: Educational interventions for improving eye care and health care in the Hispanic community
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  • Meredith Gartin, PhD, MA

    Meredith Gartin, PhD, MA

    Meredith Gartin, PhD, MA
    School of Public Health, Department of Health Care Organization and Policy
    Geographic Experience: Latin America, South Pacific, and US immigrant/refugees
    Focus Area: Globalization and health; Food and water security; Climate change; Migration and refugee health
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  • Achala Gunasekara-Rockwell, PhD, MA

    Achala Gunasekara-Rockwell, PhD, MA

    Achala Gunasekara-Rockwell, PhD
    UAB INTO
    Geographic Experience: Sri Lanka
    Focus Area: Languages and cultures of Asia and improving educational opportunities in South Asian communities, especially among young girls and physicially disable children
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Akhlaque Haque, PhD

    Akhlaque Haque, PhD

    Akhlaque Haque, PhD
    College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Government
    Geographic Experience: Bangladesh
    Focus Area: Big Data, social justice, and public health data. Geographic information systems (GIS) and health related applications of GIS
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  • Hasan Ragib, PhD

    Hasan Ragib, PhD

    Hasan Ragib, PhD
    College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Computer Science
    Geographic Experience: Bangladesh
    Focus Area: Provided free online courses to rural and disadvantaged students in Bangladesh and India, and online learning programs through YouTube
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  • Kristine Ria Hearld, PhD

    Kristine Ria Hearld, PhD

    Kristine Ria Hearld, PhD
    School of Health Professions, Department of Health Services Administration
    Geographic Experience:
    Focus Area: Health care of vulnerable populations, global health, maternal and child health, health disparities, and mental health outcomes
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  • Zdenek Hel, PhD

    Zdenek Hel, PhD

    Zdenek Hel, PhD
    School of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
    Geographic Experience: South Africa, Switzerland, Canada, Czech Republic
    Focus Area: HIV/AIDS research, Pathology, Molecular Pathology, Immunology, cardiovascular disease, liver disease, cancer
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  • S. Robert Hernandez, DrPH

    S. Robert Hernandez, DrPH

    S. Robert Hernandez, DrPH
    School of Health Professions, Department of Health Services Administration
    Geographic Experience: Armenia, Western and Central Europe, Russia, Saudi Arabia
    Focus Area: Management and leadership development, healthcare management research
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  • Nataliya Ivankova, PhD, MPH

    Nataliya Ivankova, PhD, MPH

    Nataliya Ivankova, PhD, MPH
    School of Health Professions, Department of Health Services Administration
    Geographic Experience: No specific area, generally international
    Focus Area: Qualitative inquirt, mixed-methods research, community-based and action research implementation science and translational research
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  • Elizabeth Jackson, MD, MPH

    Elizabeth Jackson, MD, MPH

    Elizabeth Jackson, MD, MPH
    School of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Disease
    Geographic Experience: Kenya
    Focus Area: Cardiovascular prevention, digital health, women's health
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  • Grace Jepkemboi, PhD

    Grace Jepkemboi, PhD

    Grace Jepkemboi, PhD
    School of Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education
    Geographic Experience: Kenya, Swaziland, Jamaica
    Focus Area: Psychosocial aspects on Children and families impacted by HIV/AIDS, HIV /AIDS and Adolescents population
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  • James Michael Johnston, MD

    James Michael Johnston, MD

    James Michael Johnston, MD
    School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery
    Geographic Experience: Vietnam, Ghana
    Focus Area: Surgical Training and Capacity Building; Pediatric Neurosurgery; Hydrocephalus; Spina Bifida; Brain Trauma; Surgical Outcomes/Education; Craniofacial Surgery; Brain Tumors
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  • Pauline Jolly, PhD, MPH

    Pauline Jolly, PhD, MPH

    Pauline Jolly, PhD
    School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology
    Geographic Experience: Ghana, Jamaica, Kenya, Guatemala, Tanzania, Peru
    Focus Area: HIV/AIDS, STIs, Genetics of hypertension, Complementary/Alternative Medicine use for Hypertension and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Cervical cancer screening and prevention
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  • Mirjam-Colette Kempf, PhD, MPH

    Mirjam-Colette Kempf, PhD, MPH

    Mirjam-Colette Kempf, PhD, MPH
    School of Nursing
    Geographic Experience: Nepal
    Focus Area: Infextions disease, HIV/AIDS
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  • Andrzej Kulczycki, PhD, MSc

    Andrzej Kulczycki, PhD, MSc

    Andrzej Kulczycki, PhD, MSc
    School of Public Health, Department of Health Care Organization and Policy
    Geographic Experience: Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Lebanon, Mexico and Poland
    Focus Area: Reproductive health; Behavior and policy; Demography and population studies; Maternal and early child health; Vaccination and primary health care, health service delivery, and health policy
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  • Chris Kyle, PhD

    Chris Kyle, PhD

    Chris Kyle, PhD
    College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology
    Geographic Experience: Mexico
    Focus Area: Criminal violence and Narcotics, production, trafficking, use, and the associated violence
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  • Jayme Locke, MD, MPH, FACS

    Jayme Locke, MD, MPH, FACS

    Jayme Locke, MD, MPH, FACS
    School of Medicine, Division of Transplantation
    Geographic Experience: South Africa
    Focus Area: transplant of incompatible organs, and HIV-infected end-stage patients
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  • Ada Markai, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC

    Ada Markai, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC

    Ada Markai, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC
    School of Nursing
    Geographic Experience: Latin American and Caribbean Region, Greece
    Focus Area: Health systems research in primary health care; collaborative practice; compassionate care; organ donation
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  • Lynn Matthews, MD, MPH

    Lynn Matthews, MD, MPH

    Lynn Matthews, MD, MPH
    School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease
    Geographic Experience: South Africa, Uganda
    Focus Area: HIV prevention and disclosure, reproductive health, safer conception, reproductive rights, women's health
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  • Patrick McNees, PhD, FAAN

    Patrick McNees, PhD, FAAN

    Patrick McNees, PhD, FAAN
    School of Health Professions
    Geographic Experience: China, Japan, Mexico, Jamaica
    Focus Area: Aging populations, health economics, telehealth, accessible screening and diagnostics, public-private partnerships
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  • Stacy Moak, JD, PhD

    Stacy Moak, JD, PhD

    Stacy Moak, JD, PhD
    College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Social Work
    Geographic Experience: Nairobi and Maasai Mara, Kenya
    Focus Area: Clean water, sustainable agriculture, education in orphanages, feminine hygiene produces to adolescent girls to promote education, and promoting policies to end the process of female genital mutilation in the Maasai culture
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  • David Morris, PT, PhD

    David Morris, PT, PhD

    David Morris, PT, PhD
    School of Health Professions, Deaprtment of Physical Therapy
    Geographic Experience:
    Focus Area: Physical therapy
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  • Phillip Musa, PhD

    Phillip Musa, PhD

    Phillip Musa, PhD
    Collat School of Business, Department of Management Information Systems and Quantitative Methods
    Geographic Experience: Sub-Saharan Africa and other low resource regions
    Focus Area: IT diffusion/adoption; Public Health Disease Surveillance and Containment; Health Equity and Access; IT for Development, IT Preparedness for Telemedicine, etc.
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  • Lynn Nichols, PhD, RN

    Lynn Nichols, PhD, RN

    Lynn Nichols, PhD, RN
    School of Nursing
    Geographic Experience: Haiti and Thailand
    Focus Area: Sustainable development goals and social determinants of health; interprofessional teamwork
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  • Tina Kempin-Reuter, PhD

    Tina Kempin-Reuter, PhD

    Tina Kempin-Reuter, PhD
    College of Arts and Sciences
    Geographic Experience: Middle East and North Africa, Europe, Kenya, Peru
    Focus Area: Human rights, ethnic conflict and conflict resolution, peace studies, international politics/law
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  • Brandon Rocque, MD, MS

    Brandon Rocque, MD, MS

    Brandon Rocque, MD, MS
    School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery
    Geographic Experience: Vietnam
    Focus Area: Neurosurgical education, hydrocephalus inciden and treatment, epilepsy surgery program development
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  • Christina Rodriguez, PhD

    Christina Rodriguez, PhD

    Christina Rodriguez, PhD
    College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology
    Geographic Experience: Spain, Peru
    Focus Area: Parenting, child abuse, intimate partner violence
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  • Martin Rodriguez, PhD

    Martin Rodriguez, PhD

    Martin Rodriguez, PhD
    School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease
    Geographic Experience: Peru
    Focus Area: Tropical diseases including malaria, tuberculosis, metabolic complications in HIV; education interventions in Infectious Diseases for developing countries
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  • Cynthia Ryan, PhD

    Cynthia Ryan, PhD

    Cynthia Ryan, PhD
    College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English
    Geographic Experience: India, Nepal, Zambia, Poland, The Netherlands
    Focus Area: Medical rhetoric
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  • Michael Saag, MD

    Michael Saag, MD

    Michael Saag, MD
    School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease
    Geographic Experience: Zambia
    Focus Area: HIV/AIDS
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  • Mansoor Saleh, MD

    Mansoor Saleh, MD

    Mansoor Saleh, MD
    School of Medicine
    Geographic Experience: Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, Central and Southeast Asia
    Focus Area: Global oncology, clinical investigator training, clinical trials, overcoming barriers to cancer care and cancer clinical trials
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  • Nalini Sathiakumar, MD, DrPH

    Nalini Sathiakumar, MD, DrPH

    Nalini Sathiakumar, MD, DrPH
    School of Public Health, Deaprtment of Epidemiology
    Geographic Experience: Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka
    Focus Area: Cancer and infectious disease epidemiology
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  • Isabel Scarinci, PhD

    Isabel Scarinci, PhD

    Isabel Scarinci, PhD
    School of Medicine, Division of Preventative Medicine
    Geographic Experience: Brazil, Colombia, Sri Lanka
    Focus Area: Tobacco control, cervical cancer prevention and control
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  • David Schwebel, PhD

    David Schwebel, PhD

    David Schwebel, PhD
    College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology
    Geographic Experience: China, Iran, Uganda, Canada
    Focus Area: Child and adolescent unintentional injury
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  • Lisa Sharlach, PhD

    Lisa Sharlach, PhD

    Lisa Sharlach, PhD
    College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science and Public Administration
    Geographic Experience: South Africa, Rwanda, North Korea, India
    Focus Area: Violence against women
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  • Sadeep Shrestha, PhD

    Sadeep Shrestha, PhD

    Sadeep Shrestha, PhD
    School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology
    Geographic Experience: Nepal
    Focus Area: Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases, women's health, HPV and HPV-related cancer, reproductive health
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  • Magdalena Szaflarski, PhD

    Magdalena Szaflarski, PhD

    Magdalena Szaflarski, PhD
    College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology
    Geographic Experience: Eastern Europe, former USSR/Russia
    Focus Area: Immigrant health, HIV, mental/behavioral health, neurological diseases, and comparative health care systems, faith-based community factors in HIV prevention and care
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  • Bulent Turan, PhD, MA

    Bulent Turan, PhD, MA

    Bulent Turan, PhD, MA
    College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology
    Geographic Experience: Turkey
    Focus Area: Mechanisms underlying the relationship between social bonds and well-being across the life-span, stigma and discrimination
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  • Janet Turan, PhD, MPH

    Janet Turan, PhD, MPH

    Janet Turan, PhD, MPH
    School of Public Health, Department of Health Care Organization and Policy
    Geographic Experience: Kenya, Turkey, Eritrea, Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Jordan, and Egypt
    Focus Area: Maternal and child health (MCH) in low-resource settings; Stigma as it relates to a variety of reproductive health conditions/services, including abortion, obstetric fistula, HIV/AIDS, and gender-based violence
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  • Barbara Van Der Pol, PhD

    Barbara Van Der Pol, PhD

    Barbara Van Der Pol, PhD
    School of Medicine
    Geographic Experience: Sub-Saharan Africa and Caribbean
    Focus Area: STI's and HIV
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  • R. Marty Vander Noot, MD

    R. Marty Vander Noot, MD

    R. Marty Vander Noot, MD
    School of Medicine
    Geographic Experience: Peru, Kenya, Cambodia
    Focus Area: Tropical Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Ultrasound Utilization
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  • Michael Vinikoor, MD

    Michael Vinikoor, MD

    Michael Vinikoor, MD
    School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease
    Geographic Experience: Zambia
    Focus Area: HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, alcohol misues, mental health, implementation science
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  • Ursula Wesselmann, MD, PhD

    Ursula Wesselmann, MD, PhD

    Ursula Wesselmann, MD, PhD
    School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Periopertaive Medicine, Division of Pain Medicine
    Geographic Experience: Asian
    Focus Area: Pain and racial health disparities
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  • Amanda Willig, PhD

    Amanda Willig, PhD

    Amanda Willig, PhD
    School of Medicine, Department of Infectious Disease
    Geographic Experience: Zambia, Panama
    Focus Area: Nutrition and Exercise interventions, HIV and TB, education of health professionals
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  • Craig Wilson, MD

    Craig Wilson, MD

    Craig Wilson, MD
    School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology
    Geographic Experience: Zambia, Ethiopia
    Focus Area: HIV/AIDS, Healthcare workforce development and use of IT innovations to deliver educational content
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  • Nabiha Yusuf, PhD

    Nabiha Yusuf, PhD

    Nabiha Yusuf, PhD
    School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology
    Geographic Experience:
    Focus Area: Cancer and infectious disease
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  • Majd Zayzafoon, MD, PhD

    Majd Zayzafoon, MD, PhD

    Majd Zayzafoon, MD, PhD
    School of Medicine
    Geographic Experience: China, Taiwan, Central America, Middle East
    Focus Area: International human trafficking
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    Suzanne Austin, PhD

    Suzanne Austin, PhD

    Suzanne Austin, PhD
    School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology
    Geographic Experience: Mexico, Central America and the Andes
    Focus Area: Historical Demography and Epidemiology
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Lori Bateman, PhD

    Lori Bateman, PhD

    Lori Bateman, PhD
    School of Medicine, Division of Preventative Medicine
    Geographic Experience: Egypt
    Focus Area: Colon cancer screening, socio-cultural and demographic factors; utilization
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    Robert Blanton, PhD

    Robert Blanton, PhD

    Robert Blanton, PhD
    College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Government
    Geographic Experience: Cross-National
    Focus Area: Human rights, labor rights, human trafficking, workplace safety
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Erica Bjornstad, MD, MPH

    Erica Bjornstad, MD, MPH

    Erica Bjornstad, MD, MPH
    School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
    Geographic Experience: Malawi, Tanzania
    Focus Area: Acute Kidney Injury, Nephrology, Epidemiology
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Henna Budhwani, PhD

    Henna Budhwani, PhD

    Henna Budhwani, PhD
    School of Public Health, Department of Health Car Organization and Policy
    Geographic Experience: Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Eastern Caribbean Islands, Cameroon
    Focus Area: Health disparities and health equity, global health, stigma reduction
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Leandra Celaya, MSc

    Leandra Celaya, MSc

    Celaya Leandra, MSc
    School of Health Professions, Department of Health Services Administration
    Geographic Experience: Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Brazil, Switzerland, Czech Republic, France, Spain, The Netherlands, and Honduras
    Focus Area: Healthcare Management Education
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Renato Corbetta, PhD

    Renato Corbetta, PhD

    Renato Corbetta, PhD
    College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Government
    Geographic Experience:
    Focus Area: Research methodology, international relations, major power states in international politics and international law
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Loretta Cormier, PhD

    Loretta Cormier, PhD

    Loretta Cormier, PhD
    College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology
    Geographic Experience: Historical ecology, ethnoprimatology, ethnohistorical research
    Focus Area: Brazil
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    Martha Dawson, DNP, RN, FACHE

    Martha Dawson, DNP, RN, FACHE

    Martha Dawson, DNP, RN, FACHE
    School of Nursing
    Geographic Experience: Canada, Denmark, Philippines, Ghana
    Focus Area: Impact of nurse mitigation on the cost of health care, nursing and global health
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Jodie Dionne-Odom, MD

    Jodie Dionne-Odom, MD

    Jodie Dionne-Odom, MD
    School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
    Geographic Experience: Cameroon
    Focus Area: HIV and coinfections in pregnancy
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Paul Erwin, MD, DrPH

    Paul Erwin, MD, DrPH

    Paul Erwin, MD, DrPH
    School of Public Health, Department of Health Care Organization and Policy
    Geographic Experience: Cuba, China, England
    Focus Area: Health systems
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Eric Ford, PhD, MPH

    Eric Ford, PhD, MPH

    Eric Ford, PhD, MPH
    School of Public Health, Health Care Organization and Policy
    Geographic Experience: China
    Focus Area: Improving organization and inforamtion management, healthcare management
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Marcela Frazier, OD, MPH, FAAO

    Marcela Frazier, OD, MPH, FAAO

    Marcela Frazier, OD, MPH, FAAO
    School of Optometry
    Geographic Experience:
    Focus Area: Educational interventions for improving eye care and health care in the Hispanic community
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Meredith Gartin, PhD, MA

    Meredith Gartin, PhD, MA

    Meredith Gartin, PhD
    School of Public Health, Department of Health Care Organization and Policy
    Geographic Experience: Latin America, South Pacific, and US immigrant/refugees
    Focus Area: Globalization and health; Food and water security; Climate change; Migration and refugee health
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Achala Gunasekara-Rockwell, PhD, MA

    Achala Gunasekara-Rockwell, PhD, MA

    Achala Gunasekara-Rockwell, PhD
    UAB INTO
    Geographic Experience: Sri Lanka
    Focus Area: Languages and cultures of Asia and improving educational opportunities in South Asian communities, especially among young girls and physicially disable children
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Akhlaque Haque, PhD

    Akhlaque Haque, PhD

    Akhlaque Haque, PhD
    College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Government
    Geographic Experience: Bangladesh
    Focus Area: Big Data, social justice, and public health data. Geographic information systems (GIS) and health related applications of GIS
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    Hasan Ragib, PhD

    Hasan Ragib, PhD

    Hasan Ragib, PhD
    College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Computer Science
    Geographic Experience: Bangladesh
    Focus Area: Provided free online courses to rural and disadvantaged students in Bangladesh and India, and online learning programs through YouTube
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Kristine Ria Hearld, PhD

    Kristine Ria Hearld, PhD

    Kristine Ria Hearld, PhD
    School of Health Professions, Department of Health Services Administration
    Geographic Experience:
    Focus Area: Health care of vulnerable populations, global health, maternal and child health, health disparities, and mental health outcomes
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Zdenek Hel, PhD

    Zdenek Hel, PhD

    Zdenek Hel, PhD
    School of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
    Geographic Experience: South Africa, Switzerland, Canada, Czech Republic
    Focus Area: HIV/AIDS research, Pathology, Molecular Pathology, Immunology, cardiovascular disease, liver disease, cancer
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    S. Robert Hernandez, DrPH

    S. Robert Hernandez, DrPH

    S. Robert Hernandez, DrPH
    School of Health Professions, Department of Health Services Administration
    Geographic Experience: Armenia, Western and Central Europe, Russia, Saudi Arabia
    Focus Area: Management and leadership development, healthcare management research
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    Nataliya Ivankova, PhD, MPH

    Nataliya Ivankova, PhD, MPH

    Nataliya Ivankova, PhD, MPH
    School of Health Professions, Department of Health Services Administration
    Geographic Experience: No specific area, generally international
    Focus Area: Qualitative inquirt, mixed-methods research, community-based and action research implementation science and translational research
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Elizabeth Jackson, MD, MPH

    Elizabeth Jackson, MD, MPH

    Elizabeth Jackson, MD, MPH
    School of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Disease
    Geographic Experience: Kenya
    Focus Area: Cardiovascular prevention, digital health, women's health
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    Grace Jepkemboi, PhD

    Grace Jepkemboi, PhD

    Grace Jepkemboi, PhD
    School of Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education
    Geographic Experience: Kenya, Swaziland, Jamaica
    Focus Area: Psychosocial aspects on Children and families impacted by HIV/AIDS, HIV /AIDS and Adolescents population
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    James Michael Johnston, MD

    James Michael Johnston, MD

    James Michael Johnston, MD
    School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery
    Geographic Experience: Vietnam, Ghana
    Focus Area: Surgical Training and Capacity Building; Pediatric Neurosurgery; Hydrocephalus; Spina Bifida; Brain Trauma; Surgical Outcomes/Education; Craniofacial Surgery; Brain Tumors
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    Pauline Jolly, PhD, MPH

    Pauline Jolly, PhD, MPH

    Pauline Jolly, PhD
    School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology
    Geographic Experience: Ghana, Jamaica, Kenya, Guatemala, Tanzania, Peru
    Focus Area: HIV/AIDS, STIs, Genetics of hypertension, Complementary/Alternative Medicine use for Hypertension and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Cervical cancer screening and prevention
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    Mirjam-Colette Kempf, PhD, MPH

    Mirjam-Colette Kempf, PhD, MPH

    Mirjam-Colette Kempf, PhD, MPH
    School of Nursing
    Geographic Experience: Nepal
    Focus Area: Infextions disease, HIV/AIDS
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    Andrzej Kulczycki, PhD, MSc

    Andrzej Kulczycki, PhD, MSc

    Andrzej Kulczycki, PhD, MSc
    School of Public Health, Department of Health Care Organization and Policy
    Geographic Experience: Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Lebanon, Mexico and Poland
    Focus Area: Reproductive health; Behavior and policy; Demography and population studies; Maternal and early child health; Vaccination and primary health care, health service delivery, and health policy
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Chris Kyle, PhD

    Chris Kyle, PhD

    Chris Kyle, PhD
    College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology
    Geographic Experience: Mexico
    Focus Area: Criminal violence and Narcotics, production, trafficking, use, and the associated violence
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Jayme Locke, MD, MPH, FACS

    Jayme Locke, MD, MPH, FACS

    Jayme Locke, MD, MPH, FACS
    School of Medicine, Division of Transplantation
    Geographic Experience: South Africa
    Focus Area: transplant of incompatible organs, and HIV-infected end-stage patients
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    Ada Markai, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC

    Ada Markai, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC

    Ada Markai, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC
    School of Nursing
    Geographic Experience: Latin American and Caribbean Region, Greece
    Focus Area: Health systems research in primary health care; collaborative practice; compassionate care; organ donation
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Lynn Matthews, MD, MPH

    Lynn Matthews, MD, MPH

    Lynn Matthews, MD, MPH
    School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease
    Geographic Experience: South Africa, Uganda
    Focus Area: HIV prevention and disclosure, reproductive health, safer conception, reproductive rights, women's health
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Patrick McNees, PhD, FAAN

    Patrick McNees, PhD, FAAN

    Patrick McNees, PhD, FAAN
    School of Health Professions
    Geographic Experience: China, Japan, Mexico, Jamaica
    Focus Area: Aging populations, health economics, telehealth, accessible screening and diagnostics, public-private partnerships
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Stacy Moak, JD, PhD

    Stacy Moak, JD, PhD

    Stacy Moak, JD, PhD
    College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Social Work
    Geographic Experience: Nairobi and Maasai Mara, Kenya
    Focus Area: Clean water, sustainable agriculture, education in orphanages, feminine hygiene produces to adolescent girls to promote education, and promoting policies to end the process of female genital mutilation in the Maasai culture
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    David Morris, PT, PhD

    David Morris, PT, PhD

    David Morris, PT, PhD
    School of Health Professions, Deaprtment of Physical Therapy
    Geographic Experience:
    Focus Area: Physical therapy
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    Phillip Musa, PhD

    Phillip Musa, PhD

    Phillip Musa, PhD
    Collat School of Business, Department of Management Information Systems and Quantitative Methods
    Geographic Experience: Sub-Saharan Africa and other low resource regions
    Focus Area: IT diffusion/adoption; Public Health Disease Surveillance and Containment; Health Equity and Access; IT for Development, IT Preparedness for Telemedicine, etc.
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    Lynn Nichols, PhD, RN

    Lynn Nichols, PhD, RN

    Lynn Nichols, PhD, RN
    School of Nursing
    Geographic Experience: Haiti and Thailand
    Focus Area: Sustainable development goals and social determinants of health; interprofessional teamwork
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Tina Kempin-Reuter, PhD

    Tina Kempin-Reuter, PhD

    Tina Kempin-Reuter, PhD
    College of Arts and Sciences
    Geographic Experience: Middle East and North Africa, Europe, Kenya, Peru
    Focus Area: Human rights, ethnic conflict and conflict resolution, peace studies, international politics/law
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Brandon Rocque, MD, MS

    Brandon Rocque, MD, MS

    Brandon Rocque, MD, MS
    School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery
    Geographic Experience: Vietnam
    Focus Area: Neurosurgical education, hydrocephalus inciden and treatment, epilepsy surgery program development
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Christina Rodriguez, PhD

    Christina Rodriguez, PhD

    Christina Rodriguez, PhD
    College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology
    Geographic Experience: Spain, Peru
    Focus Area: Parenting, child abuse, intimate partner violence
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Martin Rodriguez, PhD

    Martin Rodriguez, PhD

    Martin Rodriguez, PhD
    School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease
    Geographic Experience: Peru
    Focus Area: Tropical diseases including malaria, tuberculosis, metabolic complications in HIV; education interventions in Infectious Diseases for developing countries
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Cynthia Ryan, PhD

    Cynthia Ryan, PhD

    Cynthia Ryan, PhD
    College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English
    Geographic Experience: India, Nepal, Zambia, Poland, The Netherlands
    Focus Area: Medical rhetoric
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Michael Saag, MD

    Michael Saag, MD

    Michael Saag, MD
    School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease
    Geographic Experience: Zambia
    Focus Area: HIV/AIDS
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Mansoor Saleh, MD

    Mansoor Saleh, MD

    Mansoor Saleh, MD
    School of Medicine
    Geographic Experience: Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, Central and Southeast Asia
    Focus Area: Global oncology, clinical investigator training, clinical trials, overcoming barriers to cancer care and cancer clinical trials
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Nalini Sathiakumar, MD, DrPH

    Nalini Sathiakumar, MD, DrPH

    Nalini Sathiakumar, MD, DrPH
    School of Public Health, Deaprtment of Epidemiology
    Geographic Experience: Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka
    Focus Area: Cancer and infectious disease epidemiology
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Isabel Scarinci, PhD

    Isabel Scarinci, PhD

    Isabel Scarinci, PhD
    School of Medicine, Division of Preventative Medicine
    Geographic Experience: Brazil, Colombia, Sri Lanka
    Focus Area: Tobacco control, cervical cancer prevention and control
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    David Schwebel, PhD

    David Schwebel, PhD

    David Schwebel, PhD
    College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology
    Geographic Experience: China, Iran, Uganda, Canada
    Focus Area: Child and adolescent unintentional injury
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Lisa Sharlach, PhD

    Lisa Sharlach, PhD

    Lisa Sharlach, PhD
    College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science and Public Administration
    Geographic Experience: South Africa, Rwanda, North Korea, India
    Focus Area: Violence against women
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Sadeep Shrestha, PhD

    Sadeep Shrestha, PhD

    Sadeep Shrestha, PhD
    School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology
    Geographic Experience: Nepal
    Focus Area: Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases, women's health, HPV and HPV-related cancer, reproductive health
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Magdalena Szaflarski, PhD

    Magdalena Szaflarski, PhD

    Magdalena Szaflarski, PhD
    College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology
    Geographic Experience: Eastern Europe, former USSR/Russia
    Focus Area: Immigrant health, HIV, mental/behavioral health, neurological diseases, and comparative health care systems, faith-based community factors in HIV prevention and care
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Bulent Turan, PhD, MA

    Bulent Turan, PhD, MA

    Bulent Turan, PhD, MA
    College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology
    Geographic Experience: Turkey
    Focus Area: Mechanisms underlying the relationship between social bonds and well-being across the life-span, stigma and discrimination
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Janet Turan, PhD, MPH

    Janet Turan, PhD, MPH

    Janet Turan, PhD, MPH
    School of Public Health, Department of Health Care Organization and Policy
    Geographic Experience: Kenya, Turkey, Eritrea, Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Jordan, and Egypt
    Focus Area: Maternal and child health (MCH) in low-resource settings; Stigma as it relates to a variety of reproductive health conditions/services, including abortion, obstetric fistula, HIV/AIDS, and gender-based violence
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    Barbara Van Der Pol, PhD

    Barbara Van Der Pol, PhD

    Barbara Van Der Pol, PhD
    School of Medicine
    Geographic Experience: Sub-Saharan Africa and Caribbean
    Focus Area: STI's and HIV
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    R. Marty Vander Noot, MD

    R. Marty Vander Noot, MD

    R. Marty Vander Noot, MD
    School of Medicine
    Geographic Experience: Peru, Kenya, Cambodia
    Focus Area: Tropical Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Ultrasound Utilization
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Michael Vinikoor, MD

    Michael Vinikoor, MD

    Michael Vinikoor, MD
    School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease
    Geographic Experience: Zambia
    Focus Area: HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, alcohol misues, mental health, implementation science
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Ursula Wesselmann, MD, PhD

    Ursula Wesselmann, MD, PhD

    Ursula Wesselmann, MD, PhD
    School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Periopertaive Medicine, Division of Pain Medicine
    Geographic Experience: Asian
    Focus Area: Pain and racial health disparities
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    Amanda Willig, PhD

    Amanda Willig, PhD

    Amanda Willig, PhD
    School of Medicine, Department of Infectious Disease
    Geographic Experience: Zambia, Panama
    Focus Area: Nutrition and Exercise interventions, HIV and TB, education of health professionals
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Craig Wilson, MD

    Craig Wilson, MD

    Craig Wilson, MD
    School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology
    Geographic Experience: Zambia, Ethiopia
    Focus Area: HIV/AIDS, Healthcare workforce development and use of IT innovations to deliver educational content
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Nabiha Yusuf, PhD

    Nabiha Yusuf, PhD

    Nabiha Yusuf, PhD
    School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology
    Geographic Experience:
    Focus Area: Cancer and infectious disease
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Majd Zayzafoon, MD, PhD

    Majd Zayzafoon, MD, PhD

    Majd Zayzafoon, MD, PhD
    School of Medicine
    Geographic Experience: China, Taiwan, Central America, Middle East
    Focus Area: International human trafficking
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