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Advisory Board and Collaborators
Bruce Y. Lee

Dr. Lee is the Director of Operations Research at the International Vaccine Access Center at John Hopkins. Previously, he was Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, where he founded and directs the Public Health Computational and Operations Research group which specializes in designing economic and operational computer models that help decision makers tackle infectious diseases of global importance.

Mohga Kamal-Yanni

Dr. Mohga Kamal-Yanni is a senior health & HIV policy advisor in Oxfam. She has extensive experience of health policy and programming in developing countries. Currently Mohga is a key advisor to the NGOs delegation to UNITAID board –having served for 4 years as NGOs representative and is a member of the World Bank civil society consultation group. She also represented NGOs on the Global Fund medicine committees and was the alternate board member for the Developed Countries NGOs delegation to the Global Fund. Mohga holds an MPhil in Primary Health Care and an MBE.

Nicole Hassoun

Nicole Hassoun heads the Global Health Impact project intended to extend access to medicines to the global poor. Her research interests are in social and political philosophy, global justice, global health, and applied ethics. From 2006-2012 she was an assistant professor in philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University, affiliated with Carnegie Mellon's Program on International Relations and the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Bioethics and Health Law. In 2009-2010 she held a postdoctoral position at Stanford University and visited at the United Nation’s World Institute for Development Economics Research. She has also been a visiting scholar at the Center for Poverty Research in Austria and the Center for Advanced Studies in Frankfurt. Her book Globalization and Global Justice: Shrinking Distance, Expanding Obligations was recently published with Cambridge University Press.

Aidan Hollis

Aidan Hollis was educated at Cambridge University and the University of Toronto, where he obtained a PhD in Economics. His research is broadly in the area of industrial organization, and is particularly focused on competition and innovation issues in pharmaceutical markets. Prof. Hollis is also Vice-President and a Director of Incentives for Global Health, a non-profit whose chief objective is the promotion and development of the Health Impact Fund. For the academic year 2003-4 he was appointed TD MacDonald Chair of Industrial Economics at the Competition Bureau, Industry Canada.

Geeta Sodhi

Dr Sodhi is a pediatrician and founded the Swaasthya Trust, a nonprofit organization that focused on women’s and children’s health issues in Delhi, Maharashtra, Bihar, Jharkhand and Rajasthan India (from 1994/5 – 2015). Supported by the World Health Organization, Geneva, she lead the State level Reproductive Health Strategic Assessment in Rajasthan. She has also worked as a lead partner on PATH India's Sure Start initiative, lead a Ford Foundation supported initiative to provide technical assistance to the Government of Rajasthan, and through UNFPA supported technical assistance missions provided technical support to Government of Maldives. She has been advising/ providing technical support to organizations such as the Global Health Strategies, World Health Partners and Plan India.

Lawrence Gostin

Lawrence O. Gostin is University Professor, Founding O’Neill Chair in Global Health Law, and Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University. Prof. Gostin holds international professorial appointments at Oxford University, University of Witwatersrand, (South Africa), and Melbourne University. He is also the Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Public Health Law & Human Rights.

Thomas Pogge

Pogge heads the Global Justice Program at Yale's MacMillan Center. Work there currently focuses on four projects: (1) a team effort toward developing a complement to the pharmaceutical patent regime that would improve access to advanced medicines worldwide (Health Impact Fund); (2) a team effort toward developing new indexes for tracking poverty and gender disparities worldwide; (3) a team effort toward finding ways of reducing the enormous losses poor populations suffer through illicit financial outflows due to corruption as well as tax evasion and tax avoidance; and (4) a team effort toward mobilizing the creativity and expertise of academics in support of effective poverty reduction through promoting stronger collaboration, effective public outreach and thoughtful policy intervention (Academics Stand Against Poverty).

Ames Dhai

Professor Dhai is the Director of the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand. The Centre is a Co-operating Centre of the World Medical Association and the South African Unit of the UNESCO International Network in Bioethics. Professor Dhai is the President of the South African Medical Association and a member of the WHO’s African Advisory Committee for Health Research and Development.

Gloria Meredith

Dean Meredith is a classical neuropharmacologist with more than 160 publications in top journals such as Nature. She has served on National Institute of Health study sections and is affiliated with many professional societies such the American Society of Health System Pharmacists.

In Memoriam

Florence Margai

Dr. Margai's research interests entail the use of geospatial technologies in the mapping and assessment of environmental hazards and negative health outcomes particularly within vulnerable communities including marginalized groups, women, the elderly, and children. Her past and current research activities include the study of food insecurity and childhood health outcomes, malaria morbidity and treatment seeking approaches in West Africa, toxic exposures such as pediatric lead poisoning and adverse health consequences. She has worked with several nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Africa to assist in the geographic targeting of vulnerable population groups for disease intervention and health promotional campaigns, sustainability and capacity development initiatives.

Global Health Impact Research Team
Sheetal Patel

Sheetal Patel is an undergraduate Industrial Labor Relations major and Economics minor at Cornell University. Her interests are focused in economic development and resource management. She is also interested in sustainability and global health issues in developing countries

Yomei Shaw

Yomei Shaw is a doctoral candidate pursuing a degree in Health Services Research in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

Adriana Klimkiewicz

Adriana Klimkiewicz graduated from Binghamton University with degree in Economics. While a student there, she participated in the Global Health Impact project with the goal of extending healthcare globally. She now works in finance in New York City but hopes that in the future she can continue to contribute to the ongoing efforts in improving the quality of care in poverty stricken countries.

Saptarshi Ghose

Saptarshi Ghose graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with degrees in Business Administration and Ethics, History, and Public Policy.

Nick Hall

Nicholas Hall is a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at Binghamton University. His primary areas of study are in normative and applied ethics. He has been involved in the Extending Access project since October 2012, working extensively on patent research, the rating model, and sensitivity analyses.

Nathan Lubchenco

Nathan Lubchenco is a data scientist at Simple Energy, a start-up that uses behavioral science and gamification techniques to motivate people to consume less energy. Nathan holds a master’s degree in Logic, Computation and Methodology from Carnegie Mellon University. He has previously worked as a data scientist at RichRelevance and Precog.

George Nardi

George Nardi graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2012 with a bachelor of science in Ethics, History, and Public Policy. He worked as a research assistant from 2011-2012 with the Global Health Team. He is currently a business analyst with TIAA-CREF in Boston, MA.

Jean Krebs

Jean Krebs is a junior at Binghamton University double majoring in Philosophy, Politics and Law and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. In the future, she will be pursuing a law degree and a Master’s in Public Health.

Steven Schwartz

Steven Schwartz is a J.D. Candidate at Fordham University School of Law. He is currently a member of the Fordham University Environmental Law Review.

Jason Goldfarb

Jason Goldfarb is an undergraduate at Binghamton University looking to pursue a Ph.D. in Philosophy.

Cheng-Yu Chao

Cheng-Yu Chao is a Ph.D. student in the department of Philosophy at Binghamton University (SUNY). His areas of interests include Political Philosophy, especially the question of whether principles of distributive egalitarianism should be included in theories of justice and Ethics.

Kathleen Klein

Kathleen Klein is a senior majoring in graphic design. She is also a co-captain of Binghamton University's track and field team as a sprinter. She is an avid photographer and will pursue a career in graphic design after graduation.

Rochelle DuFord

Rochelle DuFord is a Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy at Binghamton University. Her research is focused on international political philosophy and ethics. She is particularly interested in normative problems that arise from global government, global justice, human rights, and international law.

Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He contributed to the Global Health Impact Project while attending Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He is currently a second year law student specializing in environmental law at the University of California Hastings, College of the Law in San Francisco.

Walter Bayer

Walter Bayer is a Philosophy, Politics and Law major with a minor in Economics and a passion for social justice. He jumped at the opportunity to work on the Global Health Impact Project because he believes that it is for a truly great cause. It has been a pleasure working with all of the researchers and he can't wait to see the change that this project will make upon completion. 

Heather McQuade

Heather McQuade is a neuroscience major at Binghamton University. She is interested in the health care field and plans on pursuing a nursing career after graduation. She was introduced to the Global Health Impact project while talking a seminar on global health. This past year she became part of the GHI team as a research assistant and one of the social media coordinators.

Eric Krebs

Eric Krebs is a junior at Xavier High School in Manhattan, NY. He joined GHI through his older sister, Jean Krebs. He works on social media and has helped create video content for the Global Health Impact project He will be applying for college in 2016.

Chelsea Gallay

Chelsea Gallay is a senior at Binghamton University who is double majoring in Philosophy, Politics, and Law and English Literature with a minor in Environmental Studies. She is attending law school after graduation and plans on specializing in Environmental Law. She was introduced to the Global Health Impact Project during her senior capstone seminar class that focused on the Global Health Impact Project. She is currently on the GHI team as a research assistant.

Angelina Sung

Angelina Sung is an undergraduate psychology and philosophy double major at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research interests include applying positive/humanistic psychology to well-being and health as well as existential psychotherapy. She is working with the Global Health Impact project since 2010.

Tyler West

Tyler Ester is a Junior in Harpur College at Binghamton University majoring in Philosophy Politics and Law with a minor in Biology.

Michael Agulnick

Michael Agulnick is a neuroscience major attending Binghamton University interested in the fields of medicine and biology. He is from Long Island, New York and is Ukrainian.

Jenn Dum

Jenn Dum is a student at Binghamton University studying in the graduate philosophy program. She is interested in applied ethical issues.

Tohar Scheininger

Tohar Scheininger is a Neuroscience major minoring in Spanish at Binghamton University. She is passionate about singing, cooking, charity work, and learning about all things medical.

Sheena Finlayson

Sheena Finlayson is a senior at Binghamton University with the major of Biological Anthropology and Archaeology. After graduation, she will be pursuing a nursing degree and a Master's in Public Health.

Esmeralda Dushi

Esmeralda Dushi is currently a sophomore majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in Spanish. She plans on attending medical school and becoming a surgeon. In her free time, she enjoys reading and playing soccer. One day, she hopes to become a peace corps volunteer.

Priya Bhimani

Priya Bhimani is a Junior at Binghamton University majoring in PPL (Philosophy, Politics & Law) and Environmental Science. She plans on pursuing a Masters in Public Health after she graduates.

Sierra Wallace

Sierra Wallace is a sophomore at Binghamton University majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Anthropology. After graduation, she plans on attending medical school and focusing her career on global health.

Pei Qi Yang

Pei Qi Yang is an undergraduate Integrative Neuroscience major and Asian Studies minor at Binghamton University. She plans to pursue a medical career after graduation and has interest in bioethics, scientific philosophy and economic studies. Her interest in these fields had led her to work on the Global Health Impact project.

Kayla Stevens

Kayla Stevens graduated from California University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Philosophy. She will be moving to the Netherlands in May.

Justin Kalin

Justin Kalin is an undergraduate business student at Binghamton University with an interest in the development side of public and global health. His contribution to the fair trade label includes tracing patent histories to current manufacturers, itemizing product listings by pharmaceutical category, and writing reports about the significance of the project for everyday consumers.

Denise Teo

Denise Teo is currently an analyst at Barclays Investment Bank in Singapore. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2012 with Masters of Science in Information Technology and received her Bachelors of Science in Information Systems from Singapore Management University. Besides technology, she is also interested in social psychology and data analytics.

Patrick Furrey

Patrick Furrey is a sophomore at Rochester Institute of Technology enrolled as a double major in Physics and Philosophy, with a specialization in Philosophy and Law, and is involved in analyzing data and community outreach for the Global Health Impact team.

Che Sun

Che Sun is a freshman at Binghamton University, State University of New York and a research assistant for the Global Health Impact Project. He plans to major in Economics with concentration in Financial Economics, and minor in Mathematical Sciences. He enjoys economics, political philosophy, and international politics. He is also passionate for music and loves playing the piano.

Ron Pesaho

Ron Pesaho is currently a graduating Senior majoring in Philosophy, Politics and Law with the intention of pursuing a graduate degree in public policy or business.

Cassie Mak

Cassie Mak is an undergraduate at Binghamton University who chose to join the GHI team after taking an ethics class with Professor Hassoun. She is passionate about public health and law, and is thrilled to be part of such a great cause.

Junyi Dong

Junyi Dong is a Ph.D student at Binghamton University mathematics department. Her research interest is survival analysis which is widely used in biomedical sciences and social sciences.