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Aagaard, Eva

​MD, Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Educational Strategy; Director, CAPE and Academy of Medical Educators

Dr. Eva Aagaard is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (CU). Dr. Aagaard has extensive experience in medical education, faculty development, curriculum development, medical education research and learner assessment. She is the former Vice Chair for Education for the Department of Medicine, and current Associate Dean for Educational Strategy, Founder and Director of the Academy of Medical Educators, and Director of the Center for Advancing Professional Excellence. She is co-investigator on the NECTAR grant with the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences and leads the Health Education Advanced Leadership for Zimbabwe faculty development program. In these roles, she provides oversight across the health sciences campus for faculty development in medical education and leads faculty development initiatives nationally and internationally. She has extensive experience in developing teaching skills in physicians across the continuum of learning from medical student through faculty. She is passionate about mentorship of students, residents, fellows and junior faculty in career development and medical education and was recently awarded the Society of General Internal Medicine Mid-Career Mentoring Award.​

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Abdoo, Denise

​RN, MSN, CPNP, AC/PC, Senior Instructor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine

​Denise Abdoo, CPNP, is a Senior Instructor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine. She is a member of the Child Protection Team and Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Children's Hospital Colorado. She received her MSN from Yale University School of Nursing. She testifies frequently in court cases involving crimes against children. She lectures about child abuse and neglect to a wide range of audiences. Her current clinical work, education and outreach efforts, and research all focus on child maltreatment.

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Abman, Steven

​MD, Professor of Pediatrics Section of Pulmonary Medicine, and Director Pediatric Heart Lung Center

Dr. Abman is currently a Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Pediatric Heart Lung Center (PHLC) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado.  He is board certified in Pediatric Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and has been active in both patient- and laboratory- oriented research. His clinical and laboratory research projects have primarily focused on lung vascular development, pulmonary hypertension, endothelial progenitor cells, and neonatal lung diseases, especially regarding the role of inhaled nitric oxide (NO) in diverse clinical settings.  More recently, the lab has been especially interested in translational research regarding mechanisms underlying the pathobiology and potential treatment of chronic lung disease in preterm infants (bronchopulmonary dysplasia; BPD) and the impact of perinatal events on late disease in children and adults. Dr. Abman is also currently active in clinical research studies on genetic and serum biomarkers associated with susceptibility for BPD and pulmonary hypertension in preterm infants, and the role of inhaled NO and sildenafil therapies for newborns with severe pulmonary hypertension. He has founded and serves as Director of the Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Network (PPHNet), which includes 8 of the leading pediatric PH centers in North America and an outstanding external advisory board.   Dr. Abman also serves as leader of the Pediatric Task Force for the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI) and co-founded a recently formed, national research network for studies of severe BPD (the BPD Collaborative).  He has extensive experience in education and mentorship, as reflected by 15 years as PI on our NHLBI T32 program for training in pediatric pulmonary medicine, PI on a T35 for medical student research and recent receipt of the “Academic Career Teaching Award” from the Department of Pediatrics.

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Abuogi, Lisa
MD, Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine

Dr. Lisa Abuogi obtained her medical degree at the University of Colorado and completed a residency in Pediatrics at the University of California San Francisco in 2008. After completing her residency she spent four years living and working in Kenya first as a fellow in global health (2008-2009) followed by a Fogarty International Health Clinical Fellowship (2009-2010). She additionally served as Deputy Country Director for Family AIDS Care and Education Services  (FACES) in Kenya, a PEPFAR funded collaboration between UCSF and the Kenya Medical Research Institute focused on building capacity of the Kenyan government to provide quality HIV preventive and treatment services. Currently, Dr. Abuogi is an instructor in the Department of Pediatrics and the University of Colorado where she divides her time between global health work, pediatric consultation in the CHIP clinic, and urgent care. Her primary academic interests include global health program implementation and research in pediatric HIV/AIDS. She has spent time in several Latin American and African countries including Ecuador, Guatemala, Botswana, and Kenya. She has served as a member of the Kenyan National Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission Technical Working Group and the Pediatric HIV Technical Working Group contributing to national care and treatment guidelines and implementation planning. Dr. Abuogi’s research focuses on pediatric HIV, prevention of mother to child transmission, and TB/HIV co-infection in children. She has also mentored many student/resident operational research projects. She has experience and expertise in pediatric HIV, PMTCT, HIV prevention, care and treatment,  implementation science, program evaluation and complex program implementation.

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Asturias, Edwin
MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics​; Associate Director of the Center for Global Health
Dr. Asturias graduated as a medical doctor from the San Carlos University in Guatemala in 1989 and was board certified in pediatrics at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in 1995. Trained in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, he has been working in the area of vaccine research and policy in Guatemala and the Latin American region since 1998. Through the conduction of epidemiological studies and the inquiry into efficacy and safety issues of vaccines against poliomyelitis, pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae type b, pneumococcus and E. coli, the Center for Health Studies under his direction has provided answers to important implementation questions, especially for resource poor countries in Central and Latin America. 

 

Dr. Asturias has served on the Guatemalan National Committee for Immunization Practices, the Poliovirus Contention Commission, and advisory groups for the World Health Organization, including the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety. He is the technical coordinator of the Immunization Group of the Mesoamerican Health Initiative, and a member of the Committee of Vaccines of the Latin American Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Badesch, David

​MD, Professor of Medicine Divisions of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine and Cardiology Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program University of Colorado Denver

​David Badesch serves as the Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program at the University of Colorado. This internationally recognized program provides state of the art patient care, as well as serving as a clinical research site in numerous multicenter clinical trials. It affords trainees in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Cardiology the opportunity to see patients with various forms of pulmonary hypertension, and to become familiar with clinical research being conducted in the field. His personal focus has been clinical trials in pulmonary hypertension, and he has been involved in the development and conduct of numerous trials over the past 20 years. Dr. Badesch has previously held a K-24 Award from the NHLBI, and have co-mentored nine fellows, seven of whom remain in academic or academic-affiliated positions. Additionally, he has chaired the American Thoracic Society’s (ATS) Pulmonary Circulation Assembly, as well as the Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s (PHA) Scientific Leadership Council (SLC). He currently serves as a Distinguished Advisor to the PHA’s SLC.

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Bellows, Jennifer

MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine​

Jennifer Whitfield Bellows, MD, MPH is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and Assistant Professor with the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine and Denver Health. She has worked clinically in the emergency department at Denver Health since 2011. She completed medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and a subsequent residency training in emergency medicine at the George Washington University (GWU) in Washington DC. Dr. Bellows completed subspecialty training in International Emergency Medicine and global public health at GWU as well, which included a Masters in Public Health with a focus in global health policy. She has worked on longitudinal educational projects in India and Turkey, worked clinically in Guatemala, and was awarded grant funding to conduct an emergency medical services needs assessment in rural el Salvador. She has spoken nationally at emergency medicine conferences and internationally in South Africa, Qatar, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia.​

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Berggren, Gretchen
MD, MScHyg, Professor, Colorado School of Public Health​

Dr. Gretchen Glode Berggren began her professional career in Belgian Congo where she served along with her husband, Dr. Warren Berggren, for five years after certification in tropical medicine at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Belgium in 1959. In Congo's post-independence years she co-founded the Congo Protestant Relief Agency that supported medical personnel for the Congo. At IME Kimpese, she helped design & implement curriculum to train physician-extenders (Congolese nurses and medical assistants) for that country that had no doctors of its own. 


After a partial residency in obstetrics at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, she received a Master's Degree at the Harvard School of Public Health, where she taught from 1967-93 in International Health, and initiated the "Home and Village Prepared Weaning Food Program" at MIT under Dr Nevin Scrimshaw. She and her family lived and worked in Haiti at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital or with Haiti's "Bureau d'Hygiene Familale" or others for more than 20 years. 


Employed by Save the Children (SC) for more than ten years as maternal and child health expert advisor, she worked in field programs in 26 countries with emphasis on population based community health programs; also planned and  edited  their "Mothers, Too" newsletter. Most recent field experience in post-earthquake Haiti where Dr. Berggren serves on the Board of several organizations.

 

Under the tutelage of the Berggren's, more than 250 students from Harvard and from Haiti accomplished field services research. Berggren's introduced the first polyvalent rural health workers in Haiti, initiating immunization of all women against tetanus, an documenting the near disappearance of tetanus of the newborn in their defined population.  Following their time in Haiti, the Berggren's joined Save the Children to develop child survival activities in 26 countries.

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Berman, Stephen
MD, FAAP, Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology​
Steve Berman is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and School of Public Health and holds an endowed chair in Academic General Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital in Colorado.  He is also the director of the Center for Global Health in the Colorado School of Public Health.  Dr. Berman is a past President of the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

Dr. Berman has carried out many international research projects and has served as special advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He has also served as a consultant to the Ministry of Health of many countries throughout the world. He helped design the WHO Case Management of Acute Respiratory Infections Program, which is now incorporated in the WHO Integrated Case Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI). He has served as the pediatric clinical research consultant to the National Academy of Sciences Board of Science and Technology in Developing Countries (BOSTID) project on the etiology and epidemiology of acute respiratory infections carried out in 12 countries around the world. He is chair of the "Helping the Children" initiative that seeks to raise awareness of the unique physical and psychological needs of children following an international disaster. He is the editor of the disaster course manual Pediatrics in Disasters (PEDS), which was developed and is being disseminated in collaboration with the AAP and World Health Organization. Course materials are now available in English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Cambodian, Indonesian, and Vietnamese. 

Well known for his contributions to pediatric education, Dr. Berman has authored four editions of his pediatric textbook entitled Pediatric Decision Making, and has published over 100 peer reviewed research articles and many textbook chapters related to common pediatric clinical problems, such as acute respiratory infections, diarrhea, and immunizations. He has also published a book on child advocacy and health policy entitled Getting it Right for Children: Stories of Pediatric Care and Advocacy. He is also an editor of Global Child Health Advocacy: On the Front Lines. 
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Brantigan, Charles

​MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

​Dr. Charles Brantigan graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1968. After 2 years in the US Navy he completed his surgical training in Colorado and went into private practice in Denver in 1976. He is board certified in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Surgical Critical Care and Vascular Surgery. He has served in a leadership capacity at Presbyterian St Lukes Medical Center since going into private practice, eventually serving as Chief of Surgery. He is the author of many publications relating to medicine, Colorado history and music. He has served as Chairman of the Uptown Hospital District Urban Design Forum helping to guide land use planning surrounding the downtown hospitals. In 2012 he left Presbyterian St Lukes Medical Center and merged his practice with the vascular practice at the University of Colorado.

 

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Bross, Donald

​PhD, JD, MS, BA, Professor of Pediatrics (Family Law) , Assoc. Director for Pediatric Law, Policy and Ethics at the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Abuse and Neglect, University of Colorado, School of Medicine

Donald Bross was hired from the Office of the University Counsel for C. U. in 1976, by Dr. C. Henry Kempe to join the faculty of the Department and to work at the Kempe Center.  Since then he has also served as pro bono publico legal counsel of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse (ISPCAN) for its incorporation in 1977, while continuing to serve as its parliamentarian until 1986.  During his faculty tenure, Don has represented maltreated children in court, drafted child protection legislation, published social science and legal research, and founded the National Association of Counsel for Children (1500 members), all in an effort to advance the field of pediatric law. While an undergraduate at Dartmouth College, he helped inaugurate study abroad for the College in Latin America (Peru, Colombia).  Five years after graduation he completed his naval service in order to attend graduate school, and was awarded a National Institutes of Mental Health Traineeship in Medical Sociology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His master’s thesis was an epidemiological investigation of etiological factors leading to non-inflicted injury. His Ph.D. dissertation was a field experiment to ascertain and induce complete reporting of cases of sexually transmitted disease seen by private physicians, published in the American Journal of Public Health.. Awards include: the Distinguished Service Award of ISPCAN, Commissioner’s Award, U. S. Department of Human Services, Administration for Children & Families for Outstanding Leadership and Service in the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, and the 2011 American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children APSAC) Distinguished Service Award. He is currently Co-Editor in Chief, with Gary Melton, PhD, of Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal.​

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Browne, Joy

​Ph.D., PCNS-BC, IMH-E Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry Director, Center for Family and Infant Interaction JFK Partners

​Joy Browne, Ph.D., CNS-BC, IMH-E, is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus-- School of Medicine and Professor, Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland School of Nursing and Midwifery. She is on the faculty of the Irving Harris Program for Child Development and Infant Mental Health. Dr. Browne holds dual licensure as a Pediatric Psychologist and a Clinical Nurse Specialist and has an Endorsement as an Infant Mental Health Mentor (IV) . She is on the faculty of JFK Partners University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, and Director of the Center for Family and Infant Interaction including the Colorado Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP) Center and the Family Infant Relationship Support Training (FIRST) programs, the Fragile Infant Feeding Institute (FIFI) and the BABIES program. Dr. Browne’s area of expertise is in neurobehavioral assessment and intervention with high-risk infants and their families, as well as systems change toward developmentally supportive and family centered care in both hospital and community settings. Dr. Browne developed BEGINNINGS, an interim Individualized Family Service Plan for newborns with special needs and provides training in the IFSP for newborns and young infants and the BABIES Learning Collaborative.


University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Buck, Chris

MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine​

Chris Buck is Colorado native and a Pediatrician at Denver Health and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics with the University of Colorado. After finishing residency at the University of California San Francisco in 2007, Dr. Buck spent three and half years working in Lilongwe, Malawi with the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative, first as a Pediatric AIDS Corps physician, and then as Associate Director of the project in Malawi. He currently does technical advisory work for both the Malawi Ministry of Health and the Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation Malawi. Dr. Buck has comprehensive pediatric HIV experience including PMTCT, early infant diagnosis, antiretroviral treatment, health worker training, curriculum/guideline development, and outreach program implementation, and these are areas of focus in his research. He also has an interest in pediatric TB, malnutrition, malaria, and general pediatrics issues in the developing world. ​

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Bull, Sheana
PhD, Professor of Community and Behavioral Health​
Dr. Bull's research is focused on the development, implementation and evaluation of health promotion interventions using computer-based technologies including kiosks, the internet and cell phones. Her current work in global health involves the development and testing of an internet based comprehensive sexuality education program for Ugandan youth.  If successful, this technology has ample potential for scalability and replication throughout East Africa, and for adaptation in South Africa, two regions with some of the highest rates of HIV and AIDS in the world.

In addition, she is developing projects to test the efficacy of cell phones for HIV education and care seeking among populations at high risk for HIV in East and Southern Africa.   Dr. Bull has been involved in data collection and reproductive health survey trainings in Paraguay; has participated in evaluation of family planning programs in Bolivia and Sri Lanka; and has trained family planning care providers in Bolivia.

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Bunik, Maya
MD, MSPH, FABM, FAAP, Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics  

Maya Bunik, MD MSPH, FABM, FAAP is an Associate Professor at University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and medical director of primary care at Children’s Hospital Colorado. In 2006 she completed a two-year Primary Care Research Fellowship (T32-HRSA) that included a Master of Science in Public Health. In terms of breastfeeding research, she led a CDC-funded RCT using telephone support and culturally-enhanced scripted guidelines to support breastfeeding in low-income Latinas (Academic Pediatrics); and completed a secondary database study of breastfeeding and enrollment in the Special Supplementation Program for Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Program (Breastfeeding Medicine). She also participated in a qualitative study (R03) that explored the role of curanderos (Latino healers) in issues of overweight. Her qualitative work on combination feeding in Latinas ‘los dos’ was cited in the Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Breastfeeding, January 2011. In addition, Dr. Bunik has been active in breastfeeding curriculum development and continues to run the breastfeeding curriculum for pediatrics residents in her home institution as well as the elective for 4th year medical students. She has received excellent feedback on her first book that came out this past October, Breastfeeding Telephone Triage and Advice published by the American Academy of Pediatrics as a helpful resource for physician practices and anyone providing telephone advice for breastfeeding. Currently, it is being distributed to US hospitals as part of the WHO Baby Friendly Health Initiative. She has a strong interest in culturally-sensitive and practical ways to support breastfeeding which would be useful in global health. A pilot evaluation of Mothers' Milk Messaging (MMM), a bilingual texting program,  is currently progress. MMM aims at supporting exclusive breastfeeding from the continuum of pregnancy through the postpartum period.​

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Campbell, Thomas
MD, Professor of Medicine​

Thomas Campbell, MD is Professor of Medicine and Microbiology, University of Colorado a the Anschutz Medical Campus.  He joined the faculty of the Infectious Diseases Division in 1995 after completing clinical and research training in infectious diseases in the University of Colorado Denver Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program.  He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and he completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern.  Dr. Campbell is the Principal Investigator of the Colorado AIDS Clinical Trials Unit.  His research interests are the use of antiretrovirals to treat HIV infection and its complications, particularly Kaposi’ sarcoma.

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Carlton, Elizabeth

​MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor at the Colorado School of Public Health

​Dr. Elizabeth Carlton is an Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Colorado School of Public Health. She is interested in the sustainable control of infectious diseases of poverty and the ways in which climate change, land use and human migration impact the transmission of infectious diseases. She has conducted research documenting the reemergence of schistosomiasis in southwest China and is evaluating social and environmental factors that may promote disease reemergence. Her current work also includes an evaluation of the potential effects of climate change on diarrheal disease in Ecuador. She received her PhD in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, and her MPH from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Carten, Monica

​MD, DTMH, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases

​Dr. Carten is an Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Disease at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine. She is the Medical Director of the Colorado AIDS Education and Training Center whose mission is to provide education to providers across the state and within the Mountain-Plains area. She is the Co- Director of the Foreign-Born HIV Initiative in the Infectious Disease Division at the UC SOM. This initiative works to improve the health of HIV-infected immigrants and refugees through a specialized care program, provider education and innovative research projects. Dr. Carten is the Medical Director of the University of Colorado Clinic for International Travel and Expedition Medicine. Lastly, she is the Director of a clinical elective for fourth year medical students and allied health students in clinical medical Spanish. This elective combines work in an outpatient primary care setting serving predominantly Spanish-speaking patients with classroom Spanish language instruction. This unique elective allows students to immediately use newly learned Spanish language skills by actively caring for Latino patients in their native language thus solidifying the students' learning process.


Dr. Carten’s areas of global health interest include population level control of major tropical diseases, infectious disease in humanitarian emergencies and the intersection of HIV with tropical diseases in resource-poor settings. In addition she has a special focus on immigrant and refugees with HIV in her current practice. Dr. Carten earned her Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the London School of Tropical Medicine in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Carten welcomes collaboration on projects in infectious diseases of global health significance and community/ population control of these diseases, the intersection of HIV with tropical diseases and HIV in immigrants particularly in women.

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Castillo-Mancilla, Jose
MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases​

He is a graduate from La Salle University Medical School in Mexico City. He completed his Infectious Diseases fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. He is Co-Director of the Foreign-born Health and HIV Initiative and recipient of the ACTG Minority Mentorship Award. Our current work is aimed towards improving the health of minority patients and foreign-born individuals in the United States.

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Cervantes, Lilia
MD, Internal Medicine Hospitalist at Denver Health
Lilia Cervantes grew up in an underserved community in Mexico, without adequate access to health care. She was inspired to pursue a career in healthcare because of the difficulties her family endured growing up. She now works at Denver Health as a hospitalist where approximately 60% of patients are of Latino background. In addition to having the opportunity to care for this inspiring patient population, she is conducting health disparities research. She works to improve palliative care for Latinos with end-stage renal disease. She has always remained interested in reaching out to underserved countries and would love the opportunity to looks forward to becoming involved and collaborating with physicians in Latin American countries.
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Chan, Kenny
MD, FACS, FAAP, Professor of Otolaryngology​

A practicing pediatric otolaryngologist, his clinical interest is in ear infection and sinusitis.

 
Dr. Chan has given scientific and educational presentations throughout Asia, South America and Europe.  His specific links to international health consist of conducting otoscopy workshops for pediatricians and pediatric nurses in Peru and Ecuador.  In addition, he has provided otolaryngologic medical and surgical care to islanders in the Republic of Palau in the 1990s.  During one of the trips, he has also conducted clinical research on the point prevalence of otitis media in Palau and this work has been published.
 
He is also working closely with Dr. Eric Simoes, another member of the Committee, to plan for otitis media vaccine trials in Third World countries relying on Dr. Chan’s specialty skills and prior otitis media clinical trial expertise.

 

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Coffee, Megan

​MD, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine

Harvard BA, Oxford PhD (mathematical models of infectious disease epidemiology), Harvard MD (2005). Boarded in Internal Medicine after completing a Medical Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, 2005- 2008 Boarded in Infectious Disease fellowship at University of California at San Francisco (with research at UC Berkeley), 2008-2010 Doctor responsible for the TB Clinic at the General Hospital in Port Au Prince, which saw 800 patients annually between 2010-2014. Currently establishing a new TB clinic for critically ill patients.

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Cohn, David
MD, P​rofessor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases​

David Cohn is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and a volunteer attending physician at the Denver Health Infectious Diseases (ID)/AIDS Clinic. For over two decades he was the​ Associate Director of Denver Public Health, and previously the Director of the Denver Disease Control Service and the Denver Metro Tuberculosis Clinic. Dr. Cohn has been active in research and treatment of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis since 1982, and founded the Denver Health ID/AIDS Clinic in 1984. He was principal investigator of the NIH-funded Denver Community Program for Clinical Research on AIDS, serving as national chair of the Science Planning Committee. More recently he was on the Executive Committee of the International Network for Strategic Initiatives in Global HIV Trials and a site leader in the AIDS Clinical Trials Group. He has also been principal or co-principal investigator of AIDS/HIV surveillance in Colorado, and other CDC-sponsored projects, including the Community-based Demonstration Project for HIV Prevention and Risk Reduction, Adult Spectrum of Disease, and HIV seroprevalence studies, and tuberculosis research including clinical trials and epidemiologic studies.

Dr. Cohn’s major clinical research interest has been in the treatment and prevention of opportunistic infections in HIV-infected patients, and in particular mycobacterial infections in all persons. He was a medical officer in the Global Tuberculosis Programme at WHO, participating in studies of HIV-related tuberculosis in Africa and global drug resistance surveillance. He has been a WHO consultant and serves as the American Thoracic Society (ATS) representative on the Stop-TB Partnership TB/HIV Working Group.  Other recent international work includes being a faculty member for the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) as a trainer in Kenya, and as a Visiting Professor for the Novel Education Clinical Trainees and Researchers (NECTAR) Program in Zimbabwe. He has previously worked on projects, consulted, or taught courses in Uganda, Zambia, Botswana, Ethiopia, South Africa, and China. He has served on the Tuberculosis Committee of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the CDC Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis, and as Chair of the ATS Scientific Assembly on Microbiology, Tuberculosis, and Pulmonary Infections.​ ​​

 

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
da Cruz, Eduardo

​​MD, Head of Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Program Head, Pediatric Cardiology Inpatient Services Director, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit; Cardiac Progressive Care Unit Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology; Intensive Care Children's Hospital Colorado University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine

​Eduardo da Cruz was born in Lisbon, Portugal and has had a very international life parcours, having lived in Portugal, Costa Rica, France, United Kingdom, Switzerland and the United States of America. He trained in medicine and then in pediatrics at the Universidad de Costa Rica and the Hospital Nacional de Niños in San José, Costa Rica, and then pursued a fellowship in pediatric cardiology and intensive care in Paris, France (Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades-La Sorbonne). After completion of his training, Eduardo stayed in Europe as an attending physician focused on an academic career until 2007, when he joined the cardiovascular team at Children’s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine, in Denver, USA, where he currently holds the title of Professor. He has extensive experience in the medical and perioperative management of neonates, children and young adults with complex congenital or acquired heart disease, including heart transplant, mechanical assistance and quality improvement, safety, crew resource management and clinical effectiveness. He is very actively involved in clinical research and teaching in the fields of pediatric cardiology and cardiac intensive care, has delivered hundreds of international lectures, and is a reviewer for 16 peer-reviewed journals, and the co-editor of five CICU textbooks and the Editor-in-Chief of the recently published reference entitled Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery and Intensive Care (Springer-Verlag UK), a major textbook and e-book/e-reference with 6 volumes and close to 4000 pages. He has published 50 book chapters and dozens of manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. He is the founder of the Working Group on Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care of the Association for the European Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology (AEPC), Deputy Chair and co-founder of the Section on Hemodynamics and Heart Disease of the European Society of Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC), Board Member of the Congenital Domain of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS), member of the Society of Pediatric Research (SPR) and of multiple international Societies. Eduardo da Cruz is also the President of Surgeons of Hope Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization based in New York, USA. Eduardo is married to Suzanne Osorio Luján, a Veterinary Doctor and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine. Suzanne and Eduardo have two children, Esteban (22 year-old), a Senior Graduate in Entrepeneurship and Business at Boston University, in Boston, USA, and Tomás (18 year-old), a freshman in pre-Law at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada.

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Dailey-Vail, Jennifer
RN, WHNP, MS, College of Nursing​
Ms. Vail works as both an educator and also maintains a clinical practice at Denver Health and Hospital Authority, Women’s Care Clinic. At this clinicsite, she is predominately serving an underinsured population of women from around the world.  
Additionally, Ms. Vail works as a national health care consultant for outpatient women’s health Title X Family Planning clinics. Her areas of expertise include decreasing clinic chaos, improving operations and promoting patient centered care through the use of open access scheduling, clinic redesign and provider efficiency. The ultimate goal of all interventions is to increase patient access to low cost, reliable contraceptive methods.
 
Ms. Vail grew up on the Texas/Mexico border area called the Rio Grand Valley. She has always had an affinity for Latin America, especially Mexico. She assisted in the third edition of the chapter, Health and Illness in the Hispanic-American Community, in the book, Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness by R. E. Spector. Later she worked in a variety of nursing roles in Lima Peru, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and multiple areas in Mexico.
 
Ms.Vail received her BSN from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas and her MS from Boston College in Massachusetts. Additionally, she will begin her DNP in the Summer of 2012 with a global, public health focus.
 
 

 

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Davis, Richard

​AB, MS, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

The goal of our research is to investigate mechanisms of gene expression and genome organization in parasitic worms.  A major focus is currently on the parasitic nematode Ascaris that infects upwards of a billion people.  Ascaris infection is a neglected disease of poverty and profoundly affects primarily young children leading to reduced physical growth and cognitive development. My laboratory investigates novel mechanism of gene expression in Ascaris including programmed DNA elimination and spliced leader RNA trans-splicing. Programmed DNA elimination occurs during early embryonic development and leads to the loss of germline genome sequences and the formation of a distinct genome in somatic cells. We found that ~43 Mb (~13%) of genome sequence is eliminated in Ascaris somatic cells, including ~12.7 Mb of unique sequence. At least 685 genes are eliminated. These genes are preferentially expressed in the germline and during early embryogenesis. Overall, these data suggest that diminution is a unique mechanism of germline gene regulation that specifically silences genes involved in gametogenesis and early embryogenesis through their elimination.  Current efforts are focused on characterizing how sites for chromosome breakage are identified and processed, the mechanism for selective segregation and retention of specific regions of chromosomal DNA, and the role of RNAs and epigenetics in this unusual mechanism of gene silencing and genome rearrangement. Additional information on this work and spliced leader RNA trans-splicing is available at our web site: http://140.226.65.22/Davis_lab/index.html  

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Dellavalle, Robert

​MD, PhD, MSPH, Associate Professor of Dermatology and Public Health (Epidemiology)

Education: U.C.L.A., BA & MA, Philosophy, 1986; University of Chicago, PhD, Molecular Genetics, 1993; University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, MD, 1996; University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, MSPH, 2004 Research Interests: Using the Global Burden of Disease to help guide public policy and research prioritization. 

Recent projects: http://capsmg.cochrane.org/global-burden-disease-gbd-cochrane-project.

Recent publications:

 1:Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 291 diseases and injuries in 21 regions, 1990–2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. The Lancet. 2012 Dec 13; 380: 2197–2223.

 2:Years lived with disability (YLDs) for 1160 sequelae of 289 diseases and injuries, 1990–2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. The Lancet. 2012 Dec 13; 380: 2163–2196. 

 3:The state of US health, 1990-2010: burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors. JAMA. 2013 Aug 14;310(6):591-608. 

 4: Global Burden of Skin Disease in 2010 and Skin Disease Systematic Reviews and Protocols in The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. JAMA Dermatol. In press. Epub May 7, 2014. 


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Deutchman, Mark
MD, Professor of Family Medicine​

I attended Ohio State University, completed a Family Medicine residency in Spokane, Washington, and then practiced Family Medicine in rural Washington State for 12 years before shifting into a teaching career.  During the years in rural practice, I learned about the many important roles that Family Physicians play in the lives of the people we serve and in the community at large.  I also learned about the business of medicine serving as the managing partner of our very busy practice, and about community involvement as coordinator of Emergency Medical Services for two rural counties and as a volunteer firefighter. 

As a faculty member, I hope to share my enthusiasm for primary care with students, residents and other faculty.  The attachment and sense of accomplishment that I felt from taking care of generations of families in rural Washington is now fulfilled by teaching and by exemplifying that it is a privilege to be a physician.

 

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Domek, Gretchen

MD, MPhil, Fellow, Center for Global Health and Pediatrician at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children's Hospital Colorado​

Dr. Domek completed her undergraduate education in Biological Chemistry at the University of Utah. She then received her medical degree at Harvard Medical School and trained in Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Prior to medical school, Dr. Domek received a Master of Philosophy degree in Medical Anthropology at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. Her prior research focused on pediatric HIV disclosure and the institutionalization of HIV-positive children in South Africa.

Her current research focuses on using emerging technology for global health promotion, including SMS (short message service) text message reminders to improve more timely immunization coverage. She is also involved in developing a digitalized birth registry of women and infants in the southwest Trifinio region of Guatemala as well as the development and implementation of a program promoting early childhood health and development in this region.​ ​

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Eckhardt, David

​BA, MS, PA-C, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine CHA/PA program

​David Eckhardt graduated as a physician assistant from the University of Colorado in 2005.  He practiced in primary care and emergency pediatrics for six years before joining the School of Medicine faculty with the Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant program in 2010.  Mr. Eckhardt has traveled to more than 35 countries and has conducted medical work in countries such as Niger and Guatemala.  This, combined with his work with Spanish speaking patients and families here in Colorado, fueled an interest to promote medical Spanish and cultural competency education in the Physician Assistant program.  He has created a four semester-long simulation series that has incorporated concepts of how to competently communicate with Spanish speaking only patients in a culturally sensitive manner.

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Fish, Douglas
PharmD, Professor of Pharmacology​

Douglas Fish is Chair of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy in Aurora, Colorado. Additionally, he is a Clinical Specialist in Infectious Diseases/Critical Care at the University of Colorado Hospital. Dr. Fish earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of California at San Francisco, and completed a clinical pharmacy residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He then completed a specialty residency in Infectious Diseases at the University of Illinois at Chicago, followed by a two-year research fellowship in Infectious Diseases/Critical Care also at the University of Illinois. Dr. Fish is a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the American College of Critical Care Medicine. He has published more than 100 original research articles, review articles, and book chapters on the subjects of antimicrobial use and management of infectious diseases.


His research interests include antimicrobial pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, the use of antimicrobials in critically ill and immunocompromised patients, drug dosing in severe organ dysfunction, and antimicrobial resistance. He is the director of PGY2 pharmacy residency programs in Critical Care and Infectious Diseases and co-directs a clinical research fellowship program in Critical Care/Infectious Diseases. Dr. Fish’s interests in global health are related to his infectious diseases and acute care activities, as well as in providing medical and pharmaceutical education to local healthcare providers. He is also interested in promoting and providing opportunities for participation in global health initiatives to student trainees at the University of Colorado. He has previously participated in healthcare-related activities in Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic (working with Haitian refugees), as well as serving as a Visiting Professor in Rwanda (sponsored by the Center for Global Health) and Singapore.​

 

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Frank, Daniel

PhD, Assistant Professor of Infectious Disease, University of Colorado, School of Medicine​

I obtained a PhD in Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco, where I worked on the biochemistry and molecular genetics of pre-mRNA splicing. I subsequently joined the laboratory of Prof. Norman Pace and conducted post-doctoral research in RNA-mediated catalysis and culture-independent microbiology. My graduate and post-doctoral positions provided excellent training in the use of RNA sequences as markers of cellular evolution. Currently, I am an Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. My research program explores the mechanisms by which human-associated microorganisms impact our health and well-being. This work uses a variety of culture-independent metagenomic technologies to study the mechanisms by which the human host and its associated microbial communities adapt and respond to one another. I have contributed to the development of innovative DNA-based methodologies and analysis software for rapid and comprehensive survey of microbial communities. I have significant experience in conducting studies of the human microbiome, having applied these tools to diverse problems of medical significance, including mother-to-child HIV transmission, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, commensals, malnutrition, short bowel syndrome, chronic wounds, biofilms, and MRSA colonization. Together, these studies have achieved a significantly deeper understanding of human microbial ecology. On a practical note, I am committed to making the resources and infrastructure required for microbiome studies readily available to the research community at UC-Denver and at-large. ​

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Freidman, Sarabeth

​MSN, CNM, Assistant Instructor in the College of Nursing

​Sarabeth Friedman has practiced midwifery serving underserved women for 35 years. She has also been on the faculty at Yale University School of Nursing in the Master's program in Midwifery for over 10 years; she lived in Italy for 6 years, and Israel for 2 years. She has taken midwifery and nursing students to South Africa, Peru, and Guatemala for global health experiences. She has also developed a Global Health Track at a nursing school helping students experience global health work in Peru and Haiti. She speaks Italian, French, and Spanish. Her professional commitment is to help underserved women in resouce-poor areas both in this country and other countries. She is interested in training midwives and TBAs to help improve maternity outcomes. She is also interested in exposing health professional students to global health experiences during their student years with the goal that they will be confident enough to give back to resource-poor areas once they have completed their training.

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Glicken, Anita
MSW, Associate Dean and Professor, School of Medicine​
Anita is Director of the Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant Program, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC). Anita has 30 years of experience in medical education; she has authored over 50 publications and served as principle investigator on grants totaling over $7 million dollars.

 
Ms. Glicken has been a leader in several state, national and international initiatives, including President of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) and Project Leader of the PAEA HRSA funded contract on Faculty Development Education and Practice. She was Chair of the PAEA Faculty Development Institute and the Workgroup on Data and Research and recently invited to serve on the American Academy of Physician Assistants research steering committee. She is currently Project Director of an American International Health Alliance Contract to build health workforce capacity in South Africa through creation, deployment and evaluation of Clinical Associates, a new mid-level medical profession and has consulted on similar efforts in Australia and the United Kingdom. She is an invited workshop presenter at the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) meetings. Anita is also Project Leader of a National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health (NIIOH) multi-organizational contract to engage all physician assistant professional organizations in promoting oral health in primary care. She serves as a senior advisor to the AMC campus Integrated Longitudinal Interprofessional Curriculum for the Health Professions (REACH) initiative.
 
Ms Glicken has received many awards including the American Academy of Physician Assistants honorary lifetime membership for distinguished service by a non-Physician Assistant, the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) Master Teacher Award, the University of Colorado President Faculty Excellence Award for Advancing Teaching and Learning through Technology, and University of Colorado Health Science Center Chancellor Bridge to the Future Innovations in Education Award.

 

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Haase, Gerald
MD, Professor of Surgery​

He is Chief Medical Officer of CURE, a non-profit foundation assisting China in management of childhood cancer. Dr. Haase has long been involved in medical research and clinical trials including design of central venous access devices, intra-operative radiation therapy for pediatric solid tumors, surgical innovations in adult and childhood cancer, and development of novel strategies for antioxidant micronutrient therapy.
 
Dr. Haase received the B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and M.D. degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and was awarded graduate honors in research.  He trained in surgery at the University of Colorado, Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Boston, and Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.  He has held certification from the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery and Critical Care.
 
He was Chairman, Department of Pediatric Surgery at Children’s Hospital, Denver, from 1980 to 1991, and consultant pediatric surgeon at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center.  Dr. Haase was Cancer Committee Chair for the American Pediatric Surgical Association, and Vice-Chairman of the Children’s Cancer Group of the National Cancer Institute.  He served on the Board of Directors, American Cancer Society and the Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons. He has published 175 scientific papers, and holds nine US patents for antioxidant micronutrient therapy. 
 
He has been editorial reviewer for numerous journals including Journal of Pediatric Surgery, Cancer, and American Journal of Diseases of Children, and was on the editorial board of  Annals of Surgical Oncology.  Dr. Haase has been an examiner for the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of 25 professional societies including American Association for Cancer Research, International College of Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatrics, New York Academy of Sciences, American College of Physician Executives, and served on the Board of Directors of the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons.
 

 

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Hambidge, Michael
MD, ScD, Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics​

Dr. Hambidge served on the full time faculty in the Department of Pediatrics for 32 years following which he has currently completed 13 years as Emeritus Professor, Pediatrics.

During his tenure on the full time faculty he was director of the NIHsupported Pediatric Clinical Research Center a forerunner of the Colorado Clinical and Translational Science Institute; founder and director of the interdepartmental Center for Human Nutrition, and first head of the unique Section of Nutrition in the Department of Pediatrics.

He commenced his international research in the 1980s and has committed over 90% of his time and effort to this interest as an Emeritus Professor.  With collaborators in developing countries worldwide, his primary interest is in randomized controlled trials and supporting research with the goal of contributing to the evidence base for international nutrition programs.

Though his primary interest remains in nutrition, as a founding member of the Steering Committee for the NICHD Global Network for Women’s’ and Children’s’ Health Research his current research includes participation in a wide variety of common protocols shared between sites in Latin America, SubSaharan Africa and Asia.

 

 

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Hanes, Pamela
PhD, MSW, Adjunct Associate Professor, Colorado School of Public Health

Dr. Hanes was recruited from Oregon in 2003 to become the founding president and CEO of the Colorado Health Institute (CHI). In this capacity she built CHI into a trusted resource for objective, nonpartisan health data, policy analysis and collaborative leadership that continues to serve a broad constituency of health policy decision-makers in Colorado. CHI produces original health policy research, primary data collection and analyses, policy briefs and white papers that provide insight into Colorado’s high profile health policy issues. Under her leadership, CHI developed centers of excellence in the study of Colorado’s health care safety net serving medically underserved populations as well as the study of Colorado’s health professions’ workforce with a focus on interdisciplinary primary care teams.Upon her retirement from CHI in December 2010, Pam began teaching as an adjunct associate professor in the graduate School of Public Health and the Physician Assistant Training Program at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Campus. In the fall of 2011, Pam spent two months in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa as a faculty mentor in the newly established Clinical Associate Program in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Walter Sisulu University (WSU) located in Mthatha. Since 2011, she has returned to WSU twice as recently as the month of April 2013 to continue her mentorship of faculty and staff in the areas of program evaluation and practice-based research. Pam’s work at WSU is supported by the American International Health Alliance (AIHA), an NGO based in Washington, DC.

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Havranek, Ed

MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Dr. Ed Havranek is a Professor of Medicine in the School of Medicine and a cardiologist at Denver Health Medical Center, where he also directs the Center for Health Systems Research. His current research focus is on causes and solutions for racial and ethnic disparities in cardiovascular disease outcomes and on health system redesign for safety net hospitals. He is co-Principal Investigator for the CHRIS (Cerebrovascular, Heart Failure and Rheumatic heart disease Interventions Strategy) program, whose goal is to train future cardiology faculty for the University of Zimbabwe. In addition to expanded clinical training, the emerging faculty in Zimbabwe are engaged in research on screening for rheumatic heart disease, improved quality of care for stroke patients, and predictors of outcomes in peripartum cardiomyopathy.

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Heinrichs, Gretchen
MD, DTMH, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology​
Dr. Heinrichs completed her undergraduate training in Biochemistry and German at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Her general medical training and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology were completed at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. 
 
She attended the Gorgas course in tropical medicine in Peru in 2011 and was awarded the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.  She completed a Certificate in Public Health at University of Colorado in 2012. Dr. Heinrichs has been in academic medicine since her graduation from residency in 2006 and has received several teaching awards for her work with residents and medical students.  Dr. Heinrichs has a special interest in Global Health and Maternal/Women’s Health. 
 
She served as co-director of the Global Health Track for the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine from 2008-2010 and as Associate Director for the School of Medicine's Mentored Scholarly Activity Program.   Her scholarly interests include Maternal Mortality, Gender Based Violence, Infectious Diseases, and Refugee Health Services. She has worked in India, Mexico, Guatemala, Rwanda on Women’s Health projects focused on training of physicians, nurses, and health care workers and health care delivery in resource limited settings. In 2012 she completed a mission with Doctors Without Borders in Northern Nigeria. Currently she works as the Director of Maternal Health Initiatives for the Center for Global Health, overseeing the training and implementation of Maternal health programs in the Trifinio project in Guatemala including a pregnancy registry, antepartum service delivery by community health workers, training of traditional birth attendants, and the opening of a Birth Center.

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Henao-Martínez, Andrés

MD, Instructor, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease

Dr. Henao-Martínez's research interest is the study of host susceptibility factors to different infections. He focused initially in looking the genetic host susceptibility markers of organ injury in patients with gram negative sepsis. His current project centers on the identification of genes that affect susceptibility to acute myocarditis and chronic Chagasic cardiomyopathy (CCC). He plans to accomplish this through the establishment of a murine model of acute infection and myocarditis and identification of candidate genes in the murine model using gene expression profiles in heart tissue. Dr. Henao-Martínez's long term career goal is to have a successful translational based scientific career in the academic arena of human genetics and Infectious Diseases.

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Heyn, Patricia

​PhD, Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado School of Medicine

​Dr. Patricia C. Heyn has a PhD in Exercise Physiology/Gerontology followed by two post-doctoral fellowships in 1) neuro-rehabilitation supported by the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research (US Dept Education), and 2) clinical trial in geriatric medicine research supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIH) . She joined the faculty of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 2004 where she is currently an Assistant Professor. During her Rehabilitation Research Fellowship Program at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston mentored by Dr Kenneth Ottenbacher, she studied the effects of physical and cognitive-behavioral therapies on brain injury individuals as well as on Alzheimer's disease and related disorders . Her investigations include the associations between lifestyle behavior, sex hormone, diabetes, and interactive technology on cognitive function. During her second fellowship supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIH), she studied the associations between mild cognitive impairment (MCI), ethnicity, age, education, physical activity levels, and metabolic syndrome as well designing clinical trials for hypogonadal older men and trials for older individuals with metabolic syndrome and MCI. She has important relevant research expertise in activity-induced brain function and lifestyle behavior medicine Throughout her career developments, Dr. Heyn also studied the effects of a multi-sensory therapy and virtual-reality intervention on cognitive and physiological function on TBI and stroke.

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Hunger, Stephen

​MD, Professor of Pediatrics Chief, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/BMT University of Colorado School of Medicine Ergen Family Chair in Pediatric Cancer Director, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders Children's Hospital Colorado

​Dr. Hunger received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in 1981, following which he completed residency training in Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and fellowship training in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Stanford University.  He is a world leader in clinical, translational, and basic research related to the genetics and treatment of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common pediatric cancer.   He is the Chair (2008-present) of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) ALL committee and in that role is responsible for oversight of the design and conduct of clinical trials and linked translational research studies that enroll over 70% of US children with ALL.  Dr. Hunger is also the Principal Investigator of the COG High Risk ALL TARGET (Therapeutically Applicable Research to Generate Effective Targets) Project, a multi-institutional collaborative effort that has discovered new sentinel genetic lesions in childhood ALL (IKZF1 deletions/mutations, JAK mutations, CRLF2 alterations and others) and is developing new clinical trials to test molecularly targeted therapies in high risk ALL subsets. Dr. Hunger has worked with the pediatric cancer program at Robert Reid Cabral hospital in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic since 2006.  He has helped to develop and implement new, less intensive treatments for childhood ALL in the Dominican Republic that have led to significant improvements in survival for children with ALL.  He is also involved with other pediatric ALL groups in low and middle income countries, including the AHOPCA group in Central America and the pediatric cancer program in Guatemala.   

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Janoff, Ed

MD, Tim Gill Professor of Medicine and Microbiology

Dr. Janoff focuses on diseases of international importance, such as diarrheal disease, respiratory infections, and HIV-1/AIDS. His team characterizes mucosal responses to Streptococcus pneumoniae in the lung and to HIV-1 in the intestine, reproductive tract, and in breast milk. Each study has been supported by a field site in Africa (Uganda, Burkina Faso, Botswana and South Africa) with collaborators from these African nations, the U.S. and Europe.

The goal of his laboratory is to provide a scientific foundation for mucosal vaccines to prevent pneumococcal infections and transmission of HIV /AIDS. He integrates clinical and basic laboratory approaches to determine how pathogens interact with the host at the mucosal surface and how innate and humoral mechanisms, individually and in concert, serve to protect against infection. The primary model for mucosal defense against HIV involves post-natal transmission of the virus by breast milk. He us characterizing the mechanisms by which pathogen-specific antibodies in blood and milk from transmitting and non-transmitting mothers in Burkina Faso, Botswana and Uganda, neutralize autologous and heterologous HIV isolates using cellular, molecular, and biochemical approaches. For S. pneumoniae, he characterizes systemic and mucosal responses to natural infection and vaccine, the molecular basis for capsule-specific antibody responses , and the functional activity of these human antibodies. The goal is to develop effective vaccines against these pathogens to prevent infections where they begin, at the mucosa.

 

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Johnson, Richard

​MD, Professor of Renal Medicine

​Dr. Johnson has performed research since the early 1980s and has been funded by the NIH since 1987.  Most of his research has focused on the pathogenesis of kidney diseases, but in the last 10 years his studies have included understanding the pathogenesis of primary hypertension, insulin resistance and diabetes, diabetic nephropathy, and obesity.  Dr. Johnson's work has involved a combination of cell culture and animal models with a strong translational component, but he has also been involved in a number of clinical trials and epidemiology based studies.  Some of his more noteworthy studies include identifying mechanisms of injury and repair in experimental glomerulonephritis and progressive renal disease, the pathogenesis of hepatitis C associated glomerulonephritis and minimal change disease, and studies of diabetic nephropathy.

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Julian, Colleen

​PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine

​Colleen Glyde Julian received her doctoral degree in Health and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Colorado Denver in 2007.

Dr. Julian currently holds a joint junior faculty appointment in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

She has an eight-year history of research devoted primarily to understanding the mechanisms underlying the effect of high altitude hypoxia to impair pregnancy and pregnancy outcome, and to explore the long-term health implications of these effects. The majority Dr. Julian’s work has taken place in Colorado and Bolivia, with renewed international research collaborations between CU and the Bolivian Institute for High Altitude Biology [IBBA].

Dr. Julian served as an intern at the United Nations Population Fund [UNFPA] in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, and has mentored several CU School of Medicine students in the Global Health Track through their Mentored Scholarly Activity.

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Kao, David

​MD, Instructor, Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado

​David Kao, MD, is an Instructor in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the Johns Hopkins University followed by residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at Stanford University. He was a post-doctoral fellow in Biomedical Informatics Research at Stanford for one year before coming to the University of Colorado for his cardiology fellowship in 2008.  His research applies bioinformatics methods to clinical data for phenotyping and subtype identification of heart failure.  He has worked in sub-Saharan African since 2000 including humanitarian aid (Mozambique, 2000) and as a practicing physician (Botswana, 2006). He is a collaborator with the MEPI-funded NECTAR and CHRIS grants (2011-present) to establish a cardiology training program at the University of Zimbabwe where he focuses on mentoring emerging faculty in use of information technology to conduct cardiovascular research.

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Kempe, Allison
MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics​

Dr. Kempe is a graduate of Oberlin College and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She was a resident in pediatrics at the Strong Memorial Hospital at University of Rochester, and a fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson General Pediatrics Academic Development Program at the University of Rochester, where she received a Master of Public Health degree.

She has been a faculty member at the University of Colorado Denver since 1992. She is currently a Professor of Pediatrics and the Director of the Children’s Outcomes Research Program and of the Primary Care Research Fellowship and Faculty Development Fellowships at the University of Colorado. Additionally, she remains actively involved in junior faculty development.

Dr. Kempe is a member of the Pediatric Academic Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics, and she was the 2011 recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics Research Award.  Over the past twenty-five years, Dr. Kempe has had extensive experience in health services research, with a major focus on implementation and evaluation of preventive care interventions in primary care and community settings.

She has worked in the areas of evaluation of prenatal and neonatal health services, racial disparities in mortality and receipt of care, quality of care in pediatric settings, and evaluation of programs or insurance plans.  Her major focus in the past 10 years has been in the area of immunization delivery in primary care. She has been the principal investigator on eight CDC or NIH grants and a co-investigator on another four CDC grants in the area of immunization delivery in primary care settings and has presented her research findings to ACIP on nine occasions.

In 2009, she received an NIH Challenge grant to conduct a 14 county comparative effectiveness trial comparing two methods of reminder/recall for immunizations in young children. She has recently been awarded an AHRQ PO1 Center for Excellence in Implementation Science grant.  More details about Dr. Kempe’s work see the Children’s Outcomes Research Program website.​

 

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Kennedy, Kathy
DrPH, MA, Clinical Professor, Colorado School of Public Health​
Dr. Kennedy is the Director of the Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership

Dr. Kennedy is a public health scientist and educator who has conducted numerous studies in reproductive health, focusing in the areas of lactation, fertility and contraception.  She has directed several multi-center international studies, and has written on women's health, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV/AIDS) and post-partum issues.  Although she has worked in more than 15 countries and on every continent, her global health work has been concentrated in Mexico, Egypt, Pakistan and the Philippines.  Currently, Dr. Kennedy is active in research, education, public health practice, and she is an advisor to clinical practice. 

Dr. Kennedy is the Director of the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) concentration and MCH and Global Public Health concentration for the Master of Public Health degree at the Colorado School of Public Health.  She is also Director of the Certificate of Global Public Health at the School.  Dr. Kennedy is also Director of the Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership.​

 

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King, Nancy

​MSN, RN, CPNP, CPON

​Nancy King received her BSN at The University of Northern Colorado in 1972 and has worked at Children's Hospital in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders since that time. She received her MSN from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001 and continue to work in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders as the inpatient APN. Nancy has always had an interest in palliative and end of life care. In 2002, she took on the additional role of coordinator for the inpatient palliative care service, the Butterfly Program. As part of that role, she has been involved in the development of the inpatient program and provided education and training in pediatric palliative care locally, nationally and internationally both as a speaker and as a mentor to students with interest in palliative care . In recent years, Dr. Brian Greffe and she have teamed with the Pediatric Nursing Society of Thailand, Wishing Well Foundation of Thailand under the leadership of Issarang Nuchprayoon, MD, and Gavivann Veerkrul, MD from Sirriraj Hospital to provide pediatric ELNEC (end of life nursing education consortium) workshops for Thai nurses and other health care providers which have been very well received.

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King, Renee
MD, MPH, Assistant Professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine​
Dr. King is an emergency medicine physician at the University of Colorado.  She completed her residency in emergency medicine at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. She then completed an international emergency medicine fellowship at the University of Illinois.  At the University of Illinois, she also received a master of public health.  Dr. King has worked in emergency medicine teaching in  Thailand and on community health projects in India, Central America and South America.

Dr. King is interested in expanding the presence of global health teaching in medical schools and within the emergency medicine residency. She is a member of the Joint US/Canadian Committee for Uniform Guidelines in Global Health Medical EducationCurrently, Dr. King has focused much of her global health work on capacity building, emergency medicine teaching, community health and emergency development in Cap Haitian, Haiti. She is actively involved in local resource capacity research in Northern Haiti and immigrant health research in Denver.

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Krebs, Nancy
MD, FAAP, Professor of Pediatrics​

Dr. Krebs serves as Section Head, for Pediatric Nutrition in the department, and is Medical Director of Clinical Nutrition at The Children’s Hospital.  She is board certified in general pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology and in Clinical Nutrition, and directs Pediatric referral clinics for growth faltering and obesity.  Her basic research over approximately 20 years to advance the understanding of trace mineral (especially zinc and iron) metabolism for nutritional needs of women of reproductive age and infants and toddlers has had direct relevance to global health, as the recognition of widespread deficiency of these and other micronutrients has increasingly been appreciated.  During the past 10 years, our research team has undertaken several nutrition intervention trials to improve outcomes of growth, development, and nutritional status in settings in developing countries.

Our major investigation currently is a multi‐country trial supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which examines the effect of a nutritional supplement on birth length and infant postnatal linear growth when the supplement is started pre-conception vs in the 2nd trimester of gestation.  Secondary outcomes of this trial include incidence of low birth weight, maternal metabolic phenotyping, maternal and infant epigenetic and microbiome effects of the supplement.  We also have projects related to interventions of micronutrient supplements, biofortification and plant breeding, and dietary diversification in Guatemala, China, India, Pakistan, Kenya, Zambia and Democratic Republic of Congo.  


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La Rosa, Francisco

​MD, Associate Professor of Pathology

​Dr. La Rosa obtained his Medical Doctor degree at the National University “Federico Villarreal” in Lima, Peru in 1975. His post-doctoral training includes Residency in Clinical Pathology at the Major University of “San Marcos”, Lima, Peru (1977-1980); post-doctoral fellowship in Immunology at the Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Colorado (CU) (1982-1985); Residency in Anatomic Pathology/Clinical Pathology at CU Dept. of Pathology (1992-1995); fellowship in Lung Cancer, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute at CU Dept. of Pathology (1995-1996); Fellowship in Urologic Pathology, at the Prostate Cancer Research Laboratories, CU Dept. of Pathology (2002-2004); Teaching Scholarship, at the CU Teaching Scholar’s Program (2005-2007), and current fellow in renal pathology (20012 - to date). Dr. La Rosa is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology since 1995.

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Lemery, Jay

MD, Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine

Dr. Jay Lemery is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and is Head of the Section of Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. He is the current President of the Wilderness Medical Society and a consultant for the Climate and Health Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He sits on the Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine and serves as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.  In 2014, Dr. Lemery became the EMS Medical Director for the United States Antarctic Program.

He is a Co-Editor for the book Global Climate Change and Human Heath (Jossey Bass), to press in 2015. From 2005-2012, he was the Director of Cornell Wilderness Medicine and a member of the Global Health Steering Committee at the Weill Cornell Medical College.  

Dr. Lemery was an Echols Scholar at the University of Virginia and received his MD from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.  From 2003-04 he was chief resident in Emergency Medicine at NYU & Bellevue Hospitals. He also holds academic appointments at the Weill Cornell Medical College and the Harvard School of Public Health (FXB Center) where he is a Contributing Editor for its Journal Health and Human Rights and Guest Editor for the June 2014 edition on ‘Climate Justice.’  He is affiliate faculty of the Colorado School of Public Health.


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Levin, Myron
MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine​

Dr. Levin graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1960. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Bronx Municipal hospital Center (Einstein Medical School), and spent the next three years at the National Institutes of Health.  The last two years at NIH were devoted to research in molecular virology.  Dr. Levin returned to Harvard in 1969 to complete a fellowship in Infectious Diseases with the combined adult‐pediatric training program at the Children’s Hospital and the Beth Israel Hospital.  In 1976 he became the first Chief of Infectious Diseases at the Sidney Farber Cancer Center (now the Dana‐Farber Cancer Institute).

From 1982 to 2000 he was Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and The Children’s Hospital of Denver, and Director of the Clinical Virology Laboratory at the University of Colorado Hospital.  He is a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine.  Dr. Levin’s clinical interests are in antiviral therapy, the immune response to herpes virus infections, and vaccinology (especially the immunology of vaccines).  His laboratory studies focus on latency of herpes viruses in human neurons.  Dr. Levin has authored >350 original articles and edited 8 books.  Dr. Levin was a member of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (CDC) for 5 years, serving as its Chair for the last 2 years.  Dr. Levin directs a clinic at his medical school for research on experimental vaccines and antiviral drugs, and shares responsibility for the HIV clinic for children and pregnant women at The Children’s Hospital Colorado.


 

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Lowe, Nancy

​PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, Professor, Chair Division of Women, Children, & Family Health College of Nursing

​Nancy K. Lowe, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN is a certified nurse-midwife, and professor at the University of Colorado College of Nursing. She joined the University of Colorado faculty in 2007. Dr. Lowe earned her PhD at the University of Illinois Chicago and previously has been a professor at Northern Illinois University, The Ohio State University, and Oregon Health and Science University.  She is overseeing the international educational and service activities of the College of Nursing currently focused on activities in Guatemala, Nepal, and South Africa.  Widely published in nursing, medical, and interdisciplinary journals, Dr. Lowe is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN).

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Maddox, Thomas

MD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado

​Dr. Maddox is a cardiologist, epidemiologist, and health services researcher. His clinical and research interests focus on the design and promotion of “learning health systems” that continually leverage clinical data to deliver high-quality cardiac care. He is the Associate Director for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) CART program, a national clinical quality program that oversees all cardiac catheterization laboratories in the national VA health care system. He holds a VA Career Development Award grant to explore optimal strategies of prevention and cardiac risk reduction among patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). In addition, he is leading two additional grant-funded research projects, one exploring cardiac risks among CAD patients undergoing non-cardiac surgeries and the other designing a health policy that optimizes the quality, cost, and access of coronary revascularization for VA patientsn addition, he is leading two additional grant-funded research projects, one exploring cardiac risks among CAD patients undergoing non-cardiac surgeries and the other designing a health policy that optimizes the quality, cost, and access of coronary revascularization for VA patients.

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Magilvy, Kathy
PhD, MS, Professor Emerita in the College of Nursing

Her research and practice expertise are in community/public health nursing and gerontology. She currently teaches doctoral courses in advanced qualitative research methods, mentors dissertation and other graduate student projects. Dr. Magilvy earned her PhD in Nursing from the University of Colorado in 1982; her MS in Community Health Nursing from Northern Illinois University in 1974; and her BS in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati in 1971.  She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, a Fellow in the Western Academy of Nursing, and is a 1990 recipient of the Nightingale Award for excellence in Nursing Research.  

Dr. Magilvy’s program of research is in community-based and long-term care for older persons and persons with chronic illness and disability. She has conducted research  on delivery and outcomes of rural and community health services and community analysis. An ethnographer, she is interested in cross-cultural and international aging and health care.  Dr. Magilvy has made several trips to Japan as a visiting professor and scientist, initially on a fellowship from the Japan Society for Promotion of Science. In Japan, Dr. Magilvy collaborates with colleagues on community/public health and gerontological nursing research and qualitative research designs and methods. Recently she has been engaged in a collaborative project in health promoting interventions for older persons requiring minimal care assistance to prevent deterioration and increased use of services, conducted with colleagues in Japan, US, Finland, and Korea. 
 
Dr. Magilvy has an international consultation practice in the areas of distance education in doctoral programs in nursing, development and evaluation of doctoral programs in nursing, and conducting and teaching qualitative research designs and methods.
More information and selected publications are available on the College of Nursing website.

 

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McClay, Robert

MD, Clinical Instructor, Department of Internal Medicine​

Robert McClay, MD completed medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, TX in 1999.  He completed both internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado, in 2002.  After residency, he took a job as a private practice Internal Medicine hospitalist, primarily at St. Anthony Central Hospital.    He became interested in tropical medicine after going on the first of five short term medical mission trips with a non-profit organization called Feed the Children, based out of Oklahoma City.  These trips have sent him to Thailand, Bolivia, Liberia, Malawi, and Nicaragua.  He recently completed the Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene at the London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine in April 2011.  ​

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Melton, Gary

​PhD, Associate Director for Community Development and Social Policy in the Kempe Center; Professor of Pediatrics and Community and Behavioral Health at the University of Colorado 

​Gary B. Melton served for seven years as president of Childwatch International, a global network of child research centers that was sponsored by the Norwegian Foreign Ministry.  Melton was chair of the American Psychological Association Working Group on the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a member of the analogous working group in the American Bar Association, and a consultant to the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child.  Before coming to the Kempe Center in 2012, Melton worked for 30 years as director (usually founding director) of interdisciplinary centers, institutes, and graduate programs (all with significant international components) at the University of Nebraska, the University of South Carolina, and Clemson University.  He designed and led a unique PhD program at Clemson and Marin Barleti University (Albania) in International Family and Community Studies.  He was a Fulbright professor at the Norwegian Center for Child Research in Trondheim, and he was an extraordinary professor at the University of the Free State (South Africa).  A former member of APA’s Committee on International Relations in Psychology, Melton has traveled (usually as a consultant or lecturer) in almost 50 countries.  He is the only four-time recipient of APA Distinguished Contributions awards, one of which was for International Advancement of Psychology.  The author of more than 350 publications, Melton has also received awards for research and/or public service from six other national organizations. ​

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Miravalle, Augusto

Associate Professor of Neurology, Vice Chair for Education Department of Neurology, Director Neurology Residency Program​

​Dr. Miravalle is a board ceritifed neurologist. He sub-specializes in Multiple Sclerosis and related neuro-immunological disorders of the brain and spinal cord. Dr. Miravalle has particular interest medical education, curriculum development, and understanding how various traditional and innovative approaches impact the process of learning. He is the Vice Chair for Education for the Department of Neurology, and current Neurology Residency Program Director. As a bi-lingual trained physician, Dr. Miravalle has a special interest in promoting cultural divesity among physicians in training. Recent projects lead by Dr Miravalle include the development of a Socio-cultural curriculum, Medical Spanish courses, Leadership in Education, Hospital Administration and Research curriculum as well as International Neurology opportunities for Neurology Residents. 

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Morris, Chad
PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry​

At the University of Colorado, he is the Director of both the Behavioral Health & Wellness Program and Postdoctoral Fellowship for Administration and Evaluation Psychology. He is also the Vice President of Spark Inspiration which offers corporate wellness solutions. Dr. Morris is the principal investigator of a number of studies exploring the effectiveness of psychosocial and pharmacologic wellness strategies across the age range. Dr. Morris has provided policy and programmatic consultation across 25 U.S. states and internationally. He worked extensively in Micronesia to build health systems. He is Past-President of the Colorado Psychological Association, and a licensed psychologist.

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Mould-Millman, Nee-Kofi

​MD, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine

​Following emergency medicine residency training, Dr. Mould-Millman pursued dual fellowship training in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Global Emergency Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. His current global health research and projects include innovative approaches to low-resource prehospital education, clinical outcomes and effectiveness research, strengthening community-based emergency response and care, developing novel prehospital assessment strategies, and improving outcomes in interfacility emergency referrals. To accomplish this, Dr. Mould-Millman partners internationally with several academic, government and private healthcare and EMS agencies, most extensively in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa. These successful collaborations have resulted in several peer-reviewed publications and international conference presentations. In 2013, Dr. Mould-Millman Chaired the African Federation for Emergency Medicine’s 2nd Prehospital Consensus Conference, resulting in landmark consensus paper regarding development and advocacy for effective African out-of-hospital emergency care systems.

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Niermeyer, Susan
MD, MPH, FAAP, Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Neonatology​
Susan practices and teaches clinical neonatology at Children’s Hospital Colorado, University Hospital, and community hospital nurseries in the Denver area.  In 2009 she completed a Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in epidemiology from the Colorado School of Public Health.  Susan’s clinical and educational areas of emphasis include neonatal resuscitation and cardiopulmonary physiology in infancy.  She has served as co-chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation Program Steering Committee and is currently editor for Helping Babies Breathe, the AAP global educational program for neonatal resuscitation in resource-limited settings.  Her research interests center on adaptation in the neonatal period, with a focus on cardiopulmonary adaptation and low birth weight at high altitude.

High-altitude research has included study of infant oxygenation in Lhasa, Tibet, studies of infant birth weight and cardiopulmonary adaptation in La Paz, Bolivia, studies of pulmonary hypertension and cardiopathies in Peruvian children, and analysis of the relationship of maternal smoking and birth weight at high altitude in Colorado.  Underlying her interest in neonatal resuscitation and high-altitude physiology in infants and children is a strong commitment to the health of children around the world, including those in isolated and less-developed regions.  This is reflected in her continuing role with the American Academy of Pediatrics to help disseminate the Neonatal Resuscitation Program and Helping Babies Breathe wherever babies are born.

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Ning, Ted
MD, FACS, HLD (hon), Professor of Urology​

After completing his internship, Ted was sent to Vietnam as a US Army Battalion Surgeon.  As he worked in wartime rural poverty servicing orphanages, teaching public health to villagers and building health stations, he was transformed by the experience.   He returned to the University of Colorado where he completed his urology residency. 

While practicing 20 years in Denver, he had a parallel career in international development.  He and his wife have a 35 year history of creating NGOs working in Vietnam and Guatemala in areas of international adoption, medical relief, medical and nursing education, preventive health, rural development, and women’s microcredit and most recently in rural Mayan girl’s education and mentorship.  They have worked collaboratively with many organizations.  CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES (disaster relief),  SAVE THE CHILDREN-US (malnutrition), WATER FOR PEOPLE (primary school wells and latrines),  CANADA INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (dams and irrigation),  NIKE, INC. (women’s microcredit- Vietnam). 
 
For the past 16 years, they have been concentrating their efforts in Guatemala in rural development.  They built a women’s microcredit-education program to 18,000 borrowers (FRIENDSHIP BRIDGE) which continues today.  Their most recent organization (STARFISH ONE BY ONE) is developing the future leadership of rural communities with a six year program of scholarship and mentorship of adolescent rural Mayan girls.  
 
He continues as a Clinical Professor of Urology at UCDSOM and continues to teach and operate with residents and also mentors students in meeting the needs of developing countries.

In 2007, he received an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters from the CU Board of Regents for his career in international service. 

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Nuss, Rachelle

​MD, Professor of Pediatrics

​Rachelle Nuss, MD,  is a board-certified pediatric hematology-oncology physician and a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine. She completed medical school at Wayne State University in Detroit.  Pediatric training was completed at Boston University and subspecialization in hematology-oncology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Dr. Nuss is the Director of the Hemoglobinopathy program at Children’s Hospital in Denver and Associate Director of the Colorado Sickle Cell Treatment and Research Center at the University of Colorado.  She provides care for children with hemoglobinopathies in the Rocky Mountain region who are,  or whose families are,  from approximately twenty-six different countries.  She participates in research trials in sickle cell disease.  She also participates in quality and safety initiatives involving the care of children with hemoglobinopathies.   

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O'Connell, Joan

​MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor of Public Health

​Joan O'Connell has a masters in public health and a doctoral degree in economics. She is currently on the faculty in the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH) and at the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health. Dr. O'Connell teaches two CSPH courses on international health: Intensive Study of the Public Health Services in Cuba, which involves travel to Cuba, and Public Health in the Caribbean and Latin America. She collaborates with the Ministry of Public Health in Cuba on an oral health project and is developing collaborative projects with the National School of Public Health in Havana and the public health program at the University of Medical Sciences in Santiago de Cuba. Her research interests include health service evaluation, financial sustainability, and cost-effectiveness with a focus on chronic conditions, including those related to oral health. The majority of her research focuses on topics related to the health of American Indian and Alaska Native adults and children.

 

 

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Olds, David
MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Public Health and Nursing​

At the University of Colorado Denver, where he directs the Prevention Research Center for Family and Child Health.  He has devoted his career to investigating methods of preventing health and developmental problems in children and parents from low-income families.  The primary focus of his work has been on developing and testing in a series of randomized controlled trials a program of prenatal and infancy home visiting by nurses known as the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP), which serves socially disadvantaged mothers bearing first children. Today, the program is operating in over 270 counties, serving 20,000 families per year in the United States.  Olds also is working with governments in other societies to adapt and test the NFP in international contexts.

A member of the American Pediatrics Society, the Society for Prevention Research, and the Academy of Experimental Criminology, Professor Olds has received numerous awards for his work, including the Charles A. Dana Award for Pioneering Achievements in Health, the Lela Rowland Prevention Award from the National Mental Health Association, the Brooke Visiting Professorship in Epidemiology from the Royal Society of Medicine, and the 2008 Stockholm Prize in Criminology.  Professor Olds obtained his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and his Ph.D. from Cornell.

 

 

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Parker, Sarah

​MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics

​Dr. Sarah Parker is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases. She is medical director of Antimicrobial Stewardship at Children’s Hospital Colorado, and Fellowship Director of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Her research interest is in prudent use of antimicrobials, including stewardship programs, clinical care guideline development, and pediatric antimicrobial pharmacokinetics. She is also interested in education of pediatric residents and fellows, and cross cultural opportunities for training. Dr. Parker has spent three years of her life living abroad, and is fluent in Spanish.

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Perlman, Daniel

MD, MBA, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine ​

Daniel Perlman MD, MBA hopes to consult with and actively participate in important healthcare initiatives around the world. By sharing his expertise, compassionate caring and management skills, he hopes to improve population health through the introduction of innovative processes or technology. At the same time, he hopes to use metrics to understand the positive and negative outcomes associated with any given intervention or new technology. Currently, Dr. Perlman is President/Founder of Greater Denver Infectious Diseases, an organization devoted to best practices in infectious disease management in the Denver market. He is the principal at Health Perls Limited, consulting with healthcare companies to enable innovation strategies in health. Dan is Past President of the Colorado Chapter, Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA); and Past President of ADEMS, his local county medical society. He serves on numerous boards and committees. He has industry experience as a principal investigator in the diagnostics, anti-infective, and medical device markets. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Rocky Vista Osteopathic College. He has some experience in cross-cultural work, and spent the month of May 2012 working in Haiti at the Hopital Albert Schweitzer.​

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Perreault, Leigh

​MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes; Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health

​Dr. Leigh Perreault is a physician and clinical researcher at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO. Her overarching research interest lies in understanding the different pathways by which people develop type 2 diabetes, and developing tailored strategies for diabetes prevention. Research projects to date have yielded valuable information about sex differences in diabetes risk, key metabolic features in people with different types of pre-diabetes, and identification of strategies most effective for diabetes prevention. Currently, much of this work is being tested for its translatability to people with diabetes in Latin America. In particular, the paradox of malnutrition diabetes has become a major passion for Dr. Perreault as both a clinical and scientific pursuit. Dr. Perreault graduated from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in 1996. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and is currently board-certified in Endocrinoogy. Dr. Perreault has received an Endocrine Fellow’s Foundation Award, Patient-oriented Career Development Award (K23) from the National Institutes of Health, as well as a Career Development Award from the American Diabetes Association, for her work unraveling the metabolic complexities of pre-diabetes. Results from these projects have been widely published in a number of rigorously peer-reviewed journals, including The Lancet, Diabetes, Diabetes Care, and The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. She is an Associate Professor with dual appointments in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes within the School of Medicine and also in Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Public Health. Dr. Perreault works tirelessly on behalf of people with and at risk for diabetes in her research, teaching and patient care.​

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Polak, Paul

​Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics

​Paul Polak is widely regarded as the father of market-centered approaches to development. He started harnessing the energy of the marketplace 30 years ago when IDE, the organization he founded, sold 1.5 million treadle pumps to small farmers in Bangladesh, increasing their net income by more than $150 million a year. Over the past 30 years, he has had long conversations with more than 3,000 small farmers who live on less than $1 a day and walked with them through their fields. IDE has now enabled 20 million of the world’s poorest people to move out of poverty by selling them radically affordable irrigation tools made available through thousands of small village manufacturers, dealers, and well drillers, and opening smallholder access to markets where they could sell their crops at a profit.

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Rapport, Maryjane

​PT, DPT, PhD Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitiation, Department of Pediatrics PT Program       

Dr. Mary Jane Rapport, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA, graduated as a physical therapist from The Ohio State University in 1981 and received her Master of Arts (1986) and PhD (1994) from Kent State University in Ohio. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in 2009. Her professional career has focused on pediatric physical therapy and working with children and their families to improve participation in daily routines and activities in home, school and community.  She has been engaged in academic teaching for over 20 years and continues to focus on enhancing the knowledge and skills of physical therapists in entry level and post-professional education programs in Colorado, nationally and internationally.  She is a Professor in the Physical Therapy Program.  She is also a member of the Academy of Medical Educators on the Anschutz Medical Campus and is recognized nationally for her expertise in policy related to the delivery of services to children with disabilities in schools and early intervention services. Dr. Rapport has traveled to Nicaragua and to Ethiopia to teach physical therapists through Health Volunteers Overseas.   She has plans to continue contributing to the professional development of physical therapists and other health care providers who work with children around the world.  She serves as a mentor to healthcare providers in Zimbabwe through HEALZ (Health Education Advanced Leadership Program) in their curriculum development projects. ​

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Richards, David

​MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

​David Richards, MD, FACEP is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Denver Health Medical Center.  He graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 2002 and completed an internship in General Surgery at the University of Colorado followed by a residency in Emergency Medicine at Denver Health Medical Center where he was chief resident in 2006. Urban health in resource-limited settings became an interest of Dr. Richards while working in South African hospitals serving the poorest urban communities created under apartheid.  These communities continue to suffer from one of the world’s highest prevalences of HIV and TB coupled with population densities seen in few other places.   In these settings a unique combination of medical, social, political, and economic factors afford rich opportunities for the development of sustainable medical research and education projects. 

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Richer, Michaleen

​MD, DTMH, Adjunct Clinical Faculty in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine

​Michaleen Richer, M.D., retired in August 2012 after 25 years of working overseas in providing humanitarian assistance mostly in east Africa.  Humanitarian work included approximately 10 years working with non-governmental agencies (NGOs) providing direct patient care, 10 years working with the United Nations including UNICEF and WHO (World Health Organization) working with governments on developing health care policies and the last 5 years working with the US-governemnt (USAID/OFDA) where guidance and oversight was provided to Washington on funding of humanitarian assistance programs. Experience included management, policy development and research on Onchocerciasis, Trypanosomiasis, Leishmaniasis, Lymphatic Filariasis, Guinea Worm, cholera and Nodding Disease among other infectious diseases.  Before going overseas Dr. Richer was in private practice of Pediatrics in Denver for approximately 18 years.

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Rifkin, Susan
PhD, MIA, Adjunct Faculty at the Colorado School of Public Health​

Susan Rifkin is a Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Social Psychology, at the London School of Economics.  After completing her first two degrees in Chinese Studies in the United States, she went to England to the University of Sussex to research health care in China.  She spent 10 years in Asia working with NGOs helping them to establish community based health programmes.

She has helped to establish two Masters Programmes in Public Health --one at the University of Heidelberg and one in Kisumu Kenya. She has been co-organizer of the study unit on Primary Health Care at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a study unit on Health Policy and Systems in developing countries at the London School of Economics.  She has done consultancy work for WHO, UNICEF, World Bank and the European Union.  She runs a course on Global Health Policy and Practice at the School of Public Health. Her research interests are focused on community participation, empowerment, and health policy in low and middle income countries.

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Robinson, Marylou

​PhD, FNP-C Assistant Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine

​Dr. Robinson has a heart for international students coming to the United States to explore research training or opportunities. She has hosted 3 Thai students, one from Japan and one from Turkey in the past 5 years.  Her love of international experiences blossomed from a childhood as a military family member living overseas.  That was continued with her own military experience over a 23-year US Army career, which took her to several culturally diverse regions of the world.  While at CU Dr. Robinson has traveled to Thailand to provide a series of lectures covering emergency care and disaster response post tsunami at the request of the prestigious Mahidol University in Bankok.  She typically lectures on emergency and trauma topics to all visiting Japanese BSN students who visit the College of Nursing.  Dr. Robinson also serves on the international advisory board for International Emergency Nursing Journal . She has been a co-author and English language editor on peer reviewed papers for several international visitors.

 

 

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Runyan, Des
MD, Jack and Viki Thompson Professor of Pediatrics​

Dr. Desmond Runyan is Executive Director of the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect at the University of Colorado.  He moved to Colorado from the University of North Carolina where he served as professor and chair of Social Medicine and professor of pediatrics. Runyan completed his MD and pediatrics training at the University of Minnesota. Following residency, Runyan was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and completed a doctorate in public health at the University of North Carolina .  He is board certified in pediatrics and preventive medicine. Runyan has researched child abuse for over 35 years while maintaining a clinical practice evaluating possible child abuse victims and working as a general pediatrician.  Runyan’s research has addressed the identification and consequences of child abuse and neglect.

In 1989 he designed and initiated the longest multi-site prospective study of the consequences of child abuse; LONGSCAN is now 22 years old.  This is a prospective study of 1354 children in five states who either were reported or were judged to be at high risk for maltreatment. Runyan also helped design and conduct the only US study examining the incidence of “shaken baby syndrome.”  With funding from the Centers for Disease Control, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and the Duke Endowment, Runyan is directing a trial of shaken baby prevention with 600,000 families.  In addition to this domestic research, Runyan has worked with International Clinical Epidemiology Network medical school faculty in Egypt, India, the Philippines, Brazil, and Chile to increase child abuse knowledge internationally. He has worked with ISPCAN, WHO, and UNICEF to study of child abuse epidemiology.  In collaboration 120 other scientists from 40 countries, he helped develop a new set of instruments to measure child abuse and neglect.

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Savin, Daniel

​MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Dr. Savin received both his B.A. in Anthropology-Zoology and his M.D. degrees from the University of Michigan.  He completed training in Psychiatry and Child/Adolescent psychiatry at the University of Colorado in 1991.  He is currently Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry.  He directs the Refugee Mental Health Program of Colorado (RMHPC), and is staff psychiatrist at the Asian Pacific Development Center.  Dr. Savin co-directs a cross-cultural psychiatry seminar for psychiatry residents and is a core supervisor at UCDHSC Department of Psychiatry in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry.  He has published sixteen original articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented at numerous scientific meetings.  In 2005 Dr. Savin received the chancellor’s all-campus diversity award for his work with underserved populations and has received awards for his teaching.  He is active with the Colorado refugee resettlement community.​

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Schoen, Jonathan

​MD, Associate Professor, School of Medicine

​Dr. Schoen has participated as a general surgeon on multiple surgical mission trips. He typically joins a group from Pueblo, ISM - International Surgical Missions - and he has joined them on trips to Phillipines (twice), Ecuador, and Guatemala. The group operates morning to night for a week and tries to return to the same hospital or clinic each year. Residents and medical students are usually welcome to join; they gain much experience from these short trips.

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Seay, Alan

​Professor of Pediatric Neurology and Chair, Medical School Scholarship Committee

​Dr. Seay grew up in Oklahoma and received his MD degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1972.  After graduation he went to the University of Utah where he did his pediatric internship and residency followed by his pediatric neurology residency.   Dr. Seay then moved to Baltimore where he was a research fellow in neurovirology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine from 1978-81.  Subsequently, he has served on the faculties of the Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology at the University of Utah (1981-86), the Medical University of South Carolina (1986-88), and the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (1988 to the present).   During his career, Dr. Seay has conducted basic science laboratory research in neurovirology, served as Division Chief of Child Neurology at the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of Colorado (1989-2000), served as an Examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for 25 years, and served as a member of the Medical School’s Admissions Committee for 15 years.  Currently, Dr. Seay is director of medical student education for medical students during their core neurology rotation at Children’s Hospital Colorado.  In addition, he travels regularly throughout the State to provide clinical neurological consultations and care to children in rural locations as part of the Health Care Program for Children with Special Needs, an clinical outreach program co-sponsored by the State Health Department, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.   For the past 2 years, Dr. Seay has served as Chairman of the Medical School’s Scholarship Committee working in collaboration with the CU Foundation and others to develop, expand, and fund scholarship support from local community businesses, medical organizations, and regional hospitals. Also over the past several years, Dr. Seay has made annual trips to Eritrea to teach pediatric residents and students at the Orotta School of Medicine in Asmara. He provides pediatric neurology consultations in the affiliated Children's Hospital there. 

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Shick, Elizabeth

DDS, ​MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Elizabeth Shick, DDS, MPH is originally from North Carolina where she attended undergraduate and dental school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She then went on to pursue specialty training in pediatric dentistry while simultaneously earning a Master of Public Health also from UNC-Chapel Hill. After completing her education, she worked in a private practice setting for three years and in a public health center for one year in North Carolina. In 2009 she accepted a faculty position at Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine as director of the Cavity-Free at Three Program for infant oral health. The program emphasizes prevention of oral disease in children under three years old and works with dental health care professionals and parents to improve oral health in this young population. In June 2012 Dr. Shick will transfer over to the CU School of Dental Medicine exclusively to work on projects related to interprofessional collaboration, prenatal oral health care for pregnant adolescents and work with the Global Track for dental students. Dr. Shick is currently engaged in teaching and public health research related to perinatal and infant oral health.​

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Simoes, Eric
MB, BS, DCH, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Secion of Pediatric Infectious Disease​
Dr. Simoes carried out many of the studies that provide the scientific foundation for the WHO Integrated Case Management of Childhood Illness. Over the past thirty years,he has conducted numerous collaborative studies on the epidemiology, prevention and treatment and pathogenesis of respiratory infections (both viral and bacterial) in India, Philippines, Indonesia, Denmark, Spain, Kenya South Africa and Zimbabwe.  His work with premature infants over the past 20 years has in part led to the development and licensure of 2 products for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) prophylaxis (RSV –IGIV, and palivizumab). These studies carried out in premature infants have assessed the effects of prevention of RSV on long term respiratory morbidity. He has a broad background in infectious diseases with specific training and expertise in epidemiology and molecular virology.​

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Stallones, Lorann

​MPH, PhD, Professor, Director Graduate Degree Program in Public Health at Colorado State University

​Dr. Lorann Stallones graduated from the University of Texas, School of Public Health in Houston with an MPH in international health in 1975.  She served as a health planner in the Peace Corps in Palau.  She received a PhD in epidemiology for the University of Texas, School of Public Health in Houston in 1982. She is Director of the Graduate Degree Program in Public Health at CSU, Colorado School of Public Health and is an internationally recognized epidemiologist who has worked extensively in agricultural safety and health. Dr. Stallones was the Principal Investigator on an NIH/Fogarty International Center funded project which trained more than 100 Chinese scholars about agricultural injury prevention research. She has conducted research on agricultural injuries, pesticides and mood disorders, occupational injuries, suicide and traumatic injuries with colleagues from China, Costa Rica, South Africa, and New Zealand. She is co-author of a textbook entitled Global Health: Ecological Foundations (Oxford University Press).

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Stevens-Lapsley, Jennifer

​PT, PhD, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Stevens-Lapsley is an Associate Professor in Physical Therapy. Her research program uses a multifaceted approach to examine the physiological basis for skeletal muscle dysfunction in older adults to ultimately enhance the effectiveness of rehabilitation interventions. More specifically, much of her research focuses on the cause of lower extremity muscle weakness that impairs functional performance after joint arthroplasty. She has participated in the design, implementation, and publication of a variety of research studies involving patients with total knee arthroplasty (TKA), in addition to other clinical populations. She has also conducted research exploring the recovery of muscle function with spinal cord injury using rat models and insulin-like growth factor in mice. She has recently completed 2 randomized controlled trials for patients after TKA (NIH R03 AR054538 and K23 AG029978). These studies explored 1) whether minimally invasive TKA improves muscle function when compared with traditional TKA and 2) the effectiveness of neuromuscular electrical stimulation on quadriceps muscle function after TKA. She has also recently initiated a clinical trial investigating more progressive rehabilitation strategies for TKA (R01 HD065900). As part of these clinical trials, her laboratory is examining the neurophysiological mechanisms accounting for post-operative deficits using electromyography and transcranial magnetic stimulation. ​

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Sullender,Wayne

MD, FAAP, Visiting Professor of Pediatric Infectious Disease​

Dr. Sullender is interested in understanding the viral causes of respiratory tract infections of children in developing countries.  Working with collaborators at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi viral etiologies of respiratory infections in children have been assessed and the molecular epidemiology of respiratory syncytial virus described.  Influenza viruses are significant causes of human illness and death in developing countries and a vaccine is available to prevent influenza infections. Along with collaborators at the University of Alabama Birmingham and AIIMS, we are conducting a study to measure the ability of influenza vaccine given to children in India to protect both the children and unimmunized persons around them from influenza.  It will also determine whether the best time to immunize in a country like India that has both summer and winter outbreaks of influenza is in the fall, as is done now, or whether immunization should be in the spring to protect against influenza infections in the summer.  These investigations are funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.​

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Tan, AikChoon

​PhD, Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics

​Dr. Tan joined the UCD Faculty in March 2009 as an Assistant Professor at the Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine. He also has a secondary appointment at the Department of Biostatistics and Informatics, Colorado School of Public Health. He is a member of the University of Colorado Cancer Center, Developmental Therapeutics Program. Dr. Tan obtained his Ph.D. in computer science/bioinformatics from the University of Glasgow. Subsequently, he received his post-doctoral training at the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering and at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Tan is the Director of the Translational Bioinformatics and Cancer Systems Biology laboratory. His lab develops and applies computational/machine learning and statistical methods to integrate high-throughout and complex biological data sources for biomarker discovery and the identification of aberrant signaling pathways in tumors.

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Thomas, John "Fred"

​PhD, MSSW Director of Telehealth, Children's Hospital Colorado

​John F. “Fred” Thomas, PhD is an, assistant professor with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health and Family Medicine. In addition, he has a secondary appointment in the University of Colorado School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology. He received his bachelor’s degree in Finance from Texas State University, his Masters Degree in Social Work Services with Children and Families  and his doctorate in Psychiatric Epidemiology at the University of Texas Medical Branch. For the past 10 years he has been the Director of Community-based Mental Health Services and Policy at the University of Texas Medical Branch. His efforts at UTMB were funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Annie E Casey Foundation and numerous other local, state, and national foundations along with the Texas Departments of Education and Probation. He was recruited to Children’s Hospital Colorado to lead their telemedicine effort and is currently the Director of Telehealth at Children’s Hospital Colorado.  He is involved in numerous organizations and societies and is recognized as a national leader in telehealth, systems of care and population health. He has taught, lectured, consulted on chronic disease epidemiology, social epidemiology, telemedicine, and community-based systems of care development. He is married to Stephanie Thomas, a ceramic artist and has 4 children.

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Twite, Mark

MD, BChir, FRCP, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Director of Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia, Children's Hospital Colorado

​Dr. Mark Twite studied medicine at the University of Cambridge, England. He then trained in pediatric medicine in Edinburgh, Scotland before moving to the USA to undertake a fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine. At the end of this fellowship, Dr. Twite decided to remain in the USA and study anesthesia. He undertook his anesthesiology training at the University of Colorado and Children’s Hospital of Colorado. At the end of this training he returned to England for a fellowship in pediatric cardiac anesthesiology. Dr. Twite is currently the Director of Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia at Children’s Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado, Denver. He spends his time providing anesthesia to patients with congenital heart disease and conducting clinical research. Dr. Twite is on the board of directors of the Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society and he volunteers his time in disadvantaged countries to help develop congenital cardiac anesthesia programs.

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Vedanthan, Pudapakkam

MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Divison of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, University of Colorado, School of Medicine​

My passion in the practice of medicine has been ‘Global Medicine’. During my early years of my professional life after training, I was involved in providing care in respiratory medicine in a limited fashion during my visits to my home country of India. This experience grew into establishing International asthma services (IAS), a nonprofit 501 c-3 organization registered in Colorado in 1996. IAS has been active in several countries namely India, Kenya, Mauritius, Philippines, Fiji, Argentina. The main aims are to improve the care of patients with asthma and COPD around the globe, transfer of technology, train physicians and paramedical personnel, conduct research and provide free medications to the needy. IAS has evaluated more than 32000 patients free of charge, conducted more than 50 CMEs for physicians, nurses, technicians. Since 2006, IAS has partnered with Christian Medical College, Vellore TN, India; in initiating the first formal training program namely Diploma in allergy & asthma (DAA). DAA has attracted national and international recognition, and has students from all corners of India as well as neighboring countries. IAS has also partnered with Colorado Health Education and promotion (CAHEP), Denver, Colorado, in promoting health education and providing medical care in the true concept of a ‘medical home’ for more than 25 ethnic communities.  With the above experience and outlook, it has been a pleasure and challenge to work at CAHEP where Global medicine is practiced locally, and I look forward to sharing and learning this exciting part of medicine.

IAS has sponsored the publication of the 'Textbook of Allergy for the Clinician' published by the CRC Press as a part of its global outreach, and officially released in February, 2014. This text book is uniquely international in approach, and the authors were selected from different parts of the globe.

 

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Vu, Tien

​MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics

​Tien Vu, MD is a board-certified, associate professor with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Children’s Hospital Colorado. She received her bachelor’s degree in English literature from Johns Hopkins University, and her medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She completed a general pediatrics residency at Children’s National Medical Center, George Washington University in Washington, DC. She came to Colorado to complete a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and is currently the Fellowship Program Director. She has worked or volunteered clinically in Kenya and Belize. She  has taught and lectured internationally on pediatric emergency medicine topics, resuscitation, and pre-hospital care in a variety of settings, particularly in SE Asia. She is currently involved in pediatric disaster preparedness locally and internationally.

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Wathen, Joe
MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine​

Dr. Wathen received his medical degree at the University of Colorado Denver and completed a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at the University of Colorado in 1998.  He has been the Medical Director of Disaster/Mass Casualty Preparedness at the Children’s Hospital in Denver since 2007.  This entails integrating mass casualty drills with the emergency department staff several times per year, as well as instruction of decontamination, clinical roles defined during a mass casualty event, setup for an influx of patients, running of the drill (often with live patients) and post drill assessment and debriefing.  Clinical scenarios have been developed and the program has included drill integration with outside regional and state agencies.

In addition, he has been involved in the development and teaching of the Pediatrics in Disaster Course both internationally and nationally.  Currently a U.S. version – revision of the international program supported by the Colorado Department of Public Health - is being refined.  He serves as a coeditor with Steve Berman.  He has also been involved with medical relief work, PROMESAS, Port – au Prince Haiti, 2010.

 

 

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Wilson, Cal
MD, Associate Professor of Family Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health​
Calvin L Wilson, MD has been involved in the development of Family Medicine and medical education in a variety of settings for over 35 years, and in international community and medical development projects for over 25 years.  Following 10 years in private family practice, Dr. Wilson developed and directed the first university-affiliated Family Medicine program in Ecuador, while at the same time directing a community health development project on the Onzole River of northern Ecuador.  He then developed and served as the first program director for the University Hospital Family Medicine residency program of the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine. 

He has served as a training advisor for a USAID-funded primary health care project in Jordan, in which he developed a continuing education program for the Ministry of Health physicians, nurses, midwives, health workers, and laboratory technicians.  He also initiated the training of the first primary health care trainers in post-war Iraq, who continued the first phase of primary health care training across Iraq.  He served as the Director of the University of Colorado Center for Global Health for 6 years, and has been active as a consultant with the Center for International Health Initiatives of the American Academy of Family Physicians.   He most recently has been working in Rwanda, where he worked with the National University of Rwanda to develop their specialty residency programs and a new Family Medicine program.  

Dr. Wilson has received several national awards in global health, including the Smilkstein Award in International Health of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, the Global Family Doctor of the Month award of the World Academy of Family Medicine, and the 2005 Humanitarian of the Year Award of the American Academy of Family Physicians. 

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Wilson, Karen

MD, MPH Section Head, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Associate Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine​

Dr. Wilson received her undergraduate degree in psychology from St. Lawrence University, and a Master’s in Public Health, and MD with Distinction in Research from the University of Rochester. She completed her Pediatric Residency and Academic General Pediatric fellowship also at the University of Rochester. She is currently the Section Head for Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Children’s Hospital, Colorado, and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado, Denver. Her primary research interests are in understanding the relationship between secondhand tobacco smoke exposure and severity of illness in children hospitalized for respiratory illness, and how to improve outcomes in hospitalized children. Dr. Wilson is one of the Principal Investigators and on the Speaker’s Bureau of the AAP/Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence, which is dedicated to eliminating children’s exposure to tobacco and secondhand smoke. Dr. Wilson’s national hospital medicine involvement includes serving as the founding co-Chair of the Section on Hospital Medicine Research Subcommittee, and on the Planning Committee for the 2012 Pediatric Hospital Medicine meeting.​

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Winkler, Andrew
MD, Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine

Dr. Winkler is a specialist in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, which includes both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the head and neck region. He began his training in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery where he became comfortable with the delicate and complicated anatomy of this area of the body. He was then awarded one of the top fellowship programs in the country for Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. During this specialized training in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Winkler was immersed in facial plastic surgery and gained proficiency in every modern cosmetic and reconstructive technique. He performs all types of facial cosmetic procedures as well as reconstructive surgery including Mohs reconstruction, cleft lip/palate surgery, trauma reconstruction and scar revision. An expert in the field, Dr. Winkler has authored numerous scientific papers, textbook chapters and online articles. He has been invited to speak at national and international conferences. Dr. Winkler’s research interests encompass many facets of Facial Plastic surgery. He is currently is conducting research into aesthetic reconstruction of the nose after cancer surgery and using synthetic implants during rhinoplasty surgery. He is also researching the benefits of laser technology in scar revision. Dr. Winkler is board-certified by both the American Board of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Brett, John
PhD, Associate Professor of Anthropology​
Dr. Brett's research is focused on sustainable livelihoods and microfinance in Bolivia, dietary decision-making and urban food systems and sustainability.  Dr. Brett's just-finished project examines the relationship between food security, access to health resources and participation in microfinance programs, funded by the Fulbright Scholars program and in collaboration with CRECER and Freedom from Hunger with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

He has done research on medicinal plant use in Chiapas, Mexico, conducted a number of large scale evaluation projects on HIV education programs in the US, Native American history in relation to Rocky Mountain National Park, and a multi-year ethnographic study on the factors that influence diet and physical activity patterns in the San Luis Valley of Colorado.

His current research examines the host of food system “alternatives” emerging in urban areas and how they might, or might not create an alternative food system.  Dr. Brett received his PhD in the Joint Program in Medical Anthropology at the University of California San Francisco and UC Berkeley.​
University of Colorado Auraria Campus
Gifford, Blair
PhD, Professor of International Health Management in the Business School and the Colorado School of Public Health​
Dr. Gifford founded the Center for Global Health and Global Health Connections, a not-for-profit that provides global health opportunities for middle and high school students.  Also, he is co-founder of a new organization, Professors Beyond Borders (Fulbright), and was a Fulbright/New Century Scholar for 2009-10.  Dr. Gifford is currently involved in research on the effects of health care privatization in India, Brazil and Mexico; health market changes in China; and, he is completing a book on sustainable business practices for small and medium-size businesses.  He is also involved in a large-scale health and vocational training development project in Haiti and teaches for Yale University's Global Health Initiative in their China and Ethiopia programs.  Gifford has also been a visiting professor at Yale and Northwestern Universities.

University of Colorado Auraria Campus
Scandlyn, Jean
Jean Scandlyn, PhD, MSN, Research Associate Professor of Health and Behavioral Sciences and Anthropology at the University of Colorado Denver
Dr. Scandlyn completed her undergraduate training in religion at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. She subsequently completed a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at Columbia University and a Master’s of Science in Cross-cultural and International Nursing at the University of California at San Francisco. Following over ten years of clinical practice in a variety of settings, she received her PhD in cultural anthropology with distinction from Columbia University. She has been teaching courses in medical anthropology, gender, and social science theory at the University of Colorado Denver since 1998 and as a visiting professor at Colorado College since 1999. In 2005 she served on an interdisciplinary team of health professionals who completed a community health assessment of a region in northern Peru. From 2006 – 2010 she developed and led, along with two other colleagues from UCD, a field school in ethnographic research methods in rural tropic Ecuador, which she and Dr. John Brett re-established in Guatemala in the winterim of 2012-2013. In 2009 Dr. Scandlyn was awarded a Fulbright teaching scholarship to lead workshops in qualitative research methods for mid-career professionals working in health and health-related development projects for NGOs in Bolivia. With fellow anthropologist Sarah Hautzinger she is currently writing a book, Beyond PTSD: Reckoning the Post-9/11 Wars from Home through a collaborative research grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The book is based on four years of ethnographic research on the effects of multiple deployments on soldiers, their families, and the community of Colorado Springs. She has advised graduate students in anthropology and health and behavioral sciences and medical students conducting international research related to health in a variety of global regions.

 

University of Colorado Auraria Campus
Thomas, Deborah
PhD, Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Sciences​
Dr. Thomas is also has a secondary appointment in the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health in the Colorado School of Public Health. She specializes in hazards and health geography, and has twenty years of experience working with geographic information systems (GIS) in a variety of social science application areas, including disaster management and health. Her research interests focus on issues of vulnerability/resilience as they relate to both natural and human-induced hazards and health outcomes.

In 2005, she was a Fulbright Scholar to Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. She has also worked for the last 3 years in Tanzania, co-directing the UCD Tanzania Field School and conducting research. Currently, she is also the PI on a NSF grant exploring health sector capacity in Haiti (co-PI Renee King also affiliated with the CGH).

University of Colorado Auraria Campus
Yeatman, Sara
PhD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Health and Behavioral Sciences​
Dr. Yeatman teaches in the Department of Health and Behavioral Sciences. A trained sociologist and demographer, her research focuses on HIV/AIDS, fertility, and reproductive health and is largely based in sub-Saharan Africa where she has worked and collected data since 2005.
 
Dr. Yeatman is currently funded by two NICHD grants to study responses to HIV/AIDS in rural Malawi. The first project, Tsogolo la Thanzi, is a three year panel study of 2500 young Malawian men and women. This study examines how young people navigate HIV/AIDS while achieving other life goals such as marriage and childbearing. The second project, Young Adults' Responses to ART, uses both qualitative and quantitative data to explore how the recent spread of antiretroviral therapy has influenced perceptions of and responses to HIV/AIDS.

 

University of Colorado Auraria Campus
Amadei, Bernard
PhD, NAE, Professor of Civil Engineering​
Dr. Amadei is Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He received his PhD in 1982 from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Amadei is the Faculty Director of the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities at CU Boulder and holds the Mortenson Endowed Chair in Global Engineering. He is also the Founding President of Engineers Without Borders - USA and the co-founder of the Engineers Without Borders-International network. Among other distinctions, Dr. Amadei is the 2007 co-recipient of the Heinz Award for the Environment; the recipient of the 2008 ENR Award of Excellence; an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering; and an elected Senior Knight-Ashoka Fellow. He holds three honorary doctoral degrees.

University of Colorado Boulder Campus
Bernstein, Robin
PhD, Associate Professor of Anthropology, CU Boulder Research Associate, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Robin Bernstein is a biological anthropologist by training, and received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign). She moved to her current post as Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at CU Boulder from the George Washington University, where she held appointments with the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Anatomy and Regenerative Biology. Robin currently holds Research Associate appointments with the University of Illinois and the National Museum of Natural History. She is currently investigating the mechanisms through which maternal health and physiology, nutrition, and disease influence offspring development. She is exploring these issues in two ongoing studies based in rural West Africa, and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The first of these field-based projects is considering how mothers transmit cues to infants regarding optimal growth strategies in the context of seasonality, and in relationship to maternal health and physiology. Specifically, she is measuring concentrations of breast milk bioactive factors across the first year of life and assessing their influence on infant growth and intestinal health. Through this project Robin has also developed a collaborative pilot study with experts who are measuring human milk oligosaccharides in relationship to maternal and infant morbidity. The second project is taking an unprecedented fine-grained approach to studying normal and stunted growth pathways in rural Gambian infants in order to permit a detailed understanding of the physiological mechanisms associated with poor growth outcomes. Robin is collaborating with an international team of nutritionists, geneticists, and pediatricians on this project in order to take a multifaceted approach to investigating growth during the first 1000 days of life.
University of Colorado Boulder Campus
Dufour, Darna
PhD, Professor of Anthropology​

Darna L. Dufour is Associate Dean for Faculty and Administrative Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her interest in anthropology was sparked by her experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in Venezuela. She completed her graduate studies in anthropology at Binghamton University (formerly SUNY, Binghamton), where she focused on cultural anthropology for the MA degree and biological anthropology for the PhD. She held a NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Science at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a Weatherhead Fellowhip at the School of Advanced Research. Dufour’s research focuses on human nutrition and energetics.

She has completed major research projects on the energetics of subsistence horticulture among Tukanoan Indians in the Amazon Basin, the problems associated with cassava as a dietary staple, and the energy nutrition of women in squatter settlements in Colombia. She has also completed research on energetic efficiency in lactating women, and the nutritional disorders konzo and neurolathyrism.

She is currently studying the nutritional transition in urban Colombian women. She has served as Associate Editor of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, President of the Human Biology Association, President of the Biological Anthropology Section of the American Anthropological Association, panel member for the NSF Anthropology Program, and member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Cassava Biotechnology Network. She is currently serving on the Advisory Council of the Wenner Gren Foundation in Anthropology.

 

 

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