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Aagaard, Eva

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 current Associate Dean for Educational Strategy, Founder and Director of the Academy of Medical Educators, and Director of the Center for Advancing Professional Excellence. 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.​

​MD, Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine; 

Associate Dean for Educational Strategy;

Director, CAPE and Academy of Medical Educators

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusAagaard, Eva
Abdel-Maksoud, Madiha

​Dr. Abdel-Maksoud is a physician and researcher who completed her medical degree in Egypt from Tanta University School of Medicine, and her PhD degree in Epidemiology from the University of Colorado School of Public Health. She is also the Director of the MPH concentrations in Global Health at the Colorado School of Public Health. Prior to obtaining her PhD degree in Epidemiology, Dr. Abdel-Maksoud taught, practiced medicine, and did research in Egypt. After finishing her PhD degree, Dr. Abdel-Maksoud spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow studying the racial/ethnic differences in obesity and its biomarkers. Her work in obesity earned her an award from the prestigious Obesity Society. She is a chronic disease epidemiologist, and her global health work is currently focused on child development projects in Guatemala through the Center for Global Health. She is also currently investigating the barriers and facilitators of cancer screening among the US Muslim community in order to develop culturally sensitive interventions to enhance the cancer screening practices of this population. ​

MD, PhD, MSPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health

Director, MPH Global Health Concentration, Colorado School of Public Health

Director, Global Health Track, School of Medicine

Senior Investigator, Center for Global Health

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusAbdel-Maksoud, Madiha
Abdoo, Denise

Denise Abdoo is an Assistant Professor 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 PhD from the University of Colorado Denver and her MSN from Yale University School of Nursing.   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.

PhD, CPNP - AC/PC,  Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusAbdoo, Denise
Abman, Steven

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.

​MD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Pulmonary Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine; 

Director, Pediatric Heart Lung Center

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusAbman, Steven
Abuogi, Lisa

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 Assistant Professor 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.

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

Senior Investigator, Center for Global Health

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusAbuogi, Lisa
Amadei, Bernard

Dr. Amadei is Distinguished Professor and 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 Founding Director of the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities. 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; the recipient of the 2015 Washington and ASCE OPAL awards; the recipient of the 2016 C. H. Dunn Award of the Construction Industry Institute; an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Construction; and an elected Senior Ashoka Fellow. He holds six honorary doctoral degrees (UMass Lowell; Carroll College; Clarkson; Drexel; Worcester Polytechnic Institute; and Technion in Israel). In 2013 and 2014, Dr. Amadei served as a Science Envoy to Pakistan and Nepal for the U.S. Department of State.

PhD, NAE, Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder CampusAmadei, Bernard
Andrus, Jon

Dr. Jon Andrus, based at the Center's Washington DC office, leads the University of Colorado’s efforts to advocate for the evidence-based use of life-saving vaccines in the world’s poorest communities. Jon has more than 30 years of experience working in global health at all levels of the health system.

Dr. Andrus served as Deputy Director at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). At PAHO, he oversaw departments of Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief; and Knowledge Management and Communication. Prior to that, he was the lead technical advisor for PAHO’s immunization program, providing oversight and guidance for PAHO’s technical cooperation to member countries. He also served as polio focal point for polio eradication in Southeast Asia and regional advisor for immunization during the 1990’s.

Dr. Andrus also holds faculty appointments at the University of California, San Francisco and the Johns Hopkins University. He began his global health career as a Peace Corps volunteer, serving as a district medical officer in Malawi and has since held positions in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Global Immunization Division, as head of the Vaccinology and Immunization Program at the Institute for Global Health at the Universities of California at San Francisco and Berkeley, and as director and professor of the Global Health MPH Program at George Washington University. Currently Dr. Andrus is the co-Chair of the Global Polio Partners Group and a member of the Independent Monitoring Board for the Polio Transition. Dr. Andrus serves on numerous WHO advisory committees, including PAHO’s Technical Advisory Group for Vaccine Preventable Diseases, and SEARO’s Verification Commission for Measles and Rubella Elimination.


​MD, Adjoint Professor of Family Medicine and Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Infectious Disease, School of Medicine

Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health

Director, Division of Vaccines and Immunizations, Center for Global Health, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusAndrus, Jon
Asturias, Edwin

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.

MD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine​;

Director, Latin American Projects at the Center for Global Health 

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusAsturias, Edwin
Badesch, David

​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 25 years. Dr. Badesch has previously held a K-24 Award from the NHLBI, and has co-mentored 10 fellows, 8 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.

David Badesch, MD, Professor, Divisions of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine and Cardiology, Department of Medicine;

Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program, School of Medicine University of Colorado

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusBadesch, David
Bellows, Jennifer

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.​

MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine​, University of Colorado School of Medicine 

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusBellows, Jennifer
Berggren, Gretchen

Dr. Gretchen Glode Berggren began her professional career in Belgian Congo where she served for five years along with her husband, Dr. Warren Berggren, 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 and 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 Familiale" 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. Dr. Berggren’s most recent field experience in post-earthquake Haiti where she 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, and 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. Most recent activities include teaching self-examination of the breast in Kenya, and  the "Positive Deviance/Hearth"  method to combat malnutrition in Nicaragua and Haiti.

MD, MScHyg, Clinical Professor, Colorado School of Public Health​

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusBerggren, Gretchen
Berman, Stephen

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.

MD, FAAP, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Epidemiology​, Colorado School of Public Health;

Director, Center for Global Health;

Endowed Chair of General Pediatrics at Children's Hospital Colorado

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusBerman, Stephen
Bernstein, Robin

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 is currently a Faculty Associate at the Health and Society Program of the CU Institute for Behavioral Science. She is currently investigating the mechanisms through which maternal health and physiology, nutrition, and disease influence offspring development. She is exploring these issues in interdisciplinary collaborative studies across Africa, Asia, and Europe, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Science Foundation.

PhD, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder CampusBernstein, Robin
Brantigan, Charles

​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.

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

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusBrantigan, Charles
Bross, Donald

Don Bross is now a Professor Emeritus. He was hired from the Office of the University of Colorado Legal Counsel in 1976, by Dr. C Henry Kempe to join the faculty of the Department and to work at the Kempe Center. Among activities since then he has served as pro bono publico legal counsel of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse (ISPCAN) completing its incorporation in 1977 and continuing to serve as its parliamentarian until 1986. While a faculty member, Don 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. During spring 2018, he facilitated the creation of an endowed Chair in Pediatric Law, Policy and Ethics in the Department of Pediatrics and the Center for Bioethics and Humanities. He previously pioneered junior year study in Latin America while a student at Dartmouth, and after five years as a Naval Office received 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 PhD 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, US Department of Human Services, Administration for Children & Families for Outstanding Leadership and Service in the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, the 2011 American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children APSAC) Distinguished Service Award, and the Thomas Jefferson Award of the University of Colorado for his work promoting children’s welfare. He was formerly Co-Editor in Chief, with Gary Melton, PhD, of Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal” and his most current publication is: Donald C. Bross, Ben Mathews. (In press) Framing Child Protection as a Public Health Law Issue. In: Robert Lonne, Debbie Scott et al (Eds.) Dordrecht Heidelberg New York London: Springer Scientific In Press.

​PhD, JD, MS, BA, Professor Emeritus, Department of Pediatrics (Family Law), University of Colorado School of Medicine;

Associate Director for Pediatric Law, Policy and Ethics at the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Abuse and Neglect

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusBross, Donald
Browne, Joy

Joy Browne, PhD, CNS-BC, IMH-E, is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the School of Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus She is on the faculty of the Irving Harris Program for Child Development and Infant Mental Health. Dr. Browne also is on the faculty of Fielding Graduate University. She 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 into 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. She is currently doing neurodevelopmental exam trainings with several Japanese health professionals.

PhD, PCNS-BC, IMH-E Clinical Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry , University of Colorado School of Medicine


Director, Center for Family and Infant Interaction JFK Partners

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusBrowne, Joy
Bull, Sheana

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. ​

PhD, MPH, Professor, Department of Community and Behavioral Health​, Colorado School of Public Health

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Digital Education, University of Colorado

Senior Investigator, Center for Global Health

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusBull, Sheana
Bunik, Maya
Maya Bunik, MD, MSPH, FABM, FAAP is a 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 book that now in its third edition (2019), 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 randomized control trial 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.

MD, MSPH, FABM, FAAP, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Senior Investigator, Center for Global Health

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusBunik, Maya
Calvello-Hynes, Emilie

Emilie J Calvello Hynes is a specialist in emergency medicine and public health. She has trained at academic medical centers in the US and crossed trained in austere emergency care through the International Committee of the Red Cross, Harvard University and the World Health Organization.

Her professional interest is in developing emergency care capacity via innovative approaches to health system strengthening and education of health care personnel to provide best practice service delivery. Among her field experiences, she served as director of emergency services for International Medical Corps immediately after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, senior technical advisor to Catholic Relief Services during the Haiti cholera epidemic and senior faculty at JFK Medical Center in Monrovia, Liberia from 2009 to 2013. She is a consultant to the US State Department for their Senior Crisis Management and Hospital Based Management of Mass Casualty Incident courses held throughout the world and serves as a visiting consultant to the World Health Organization’s program for Emergency, Trauma and Acute Care.

Dr. Calvello Hynes attended Bryn Mawr College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry followed by medical school at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine while simultaneously earning her Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed an Emergency Medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins University.

She holds faculty appointments in the US at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, in South Africa at the University of Stellenbosch and in the UAE at the University of the United Arab Emirates Faculty of Medicine. She has served as a Johnson and Johnson Fellow in Liberia, senior faculty at the University of Maryland Global Health Interprofessional Consortium and currently sits on the scientific committees of the African Federation of Emergency Medicine and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. Her awards include the University of Cape Town Visiting Lecturer Scholarship, University of Maryland Teaching Award, the Johns Hopkins International Scholarship, the Johns Hopkins Service Excellence Award, the Hoobler Award for Excellence in Public Health and Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association Global Achievement Award.

​MD, MPH, FACEP, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusCalvello-Hynes, Emilie
Campbell, Tom

Thomas Campbell, MD is Professor of Medicine and Microbiology, University of Colorado 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’s sarcoma.

MD, Professor, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Senior Investigator, Center for Global Health

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusCampbell, Thomas
Carlton, Elizabeth

Dr. Elizabeth Carlton is an Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Colorado School of Public Health. She is interested in the ways in which environmental conditions, from climate change to safe water access, affect the distribution of water-borne diseases. She is an environmental epidemiologist with experience conducting field-based surveys to understand social and environmental drivers of infectious disease transmission. Her current research includes a study of the reemergence and persistence of neglected tropical diseases in Asia, specifically schistosomiasis and opisthorchiasis. She is also conducting research to better understand the impacts of climate change on water-borne diseases and evaluate adaptation measures. She teaches courses at the Colorado School of Public Health on infectious diseases, the health impacts of climate change, and environmental and occupational epidemiology.

​MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Colorado School of Public Health

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusCarlton, Elizabeth
Carten, Monica

​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 CU 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.

​MD, DTMH, Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusCarten, Monica
Cervantes, Lilia

Lilia Cervantes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado and a Hospitalist at Denver Health. Dr. Cervantes grew up in an underserved community in Mexico and was inspired to pursue a career in healthcare because of the difficulties her family endured. Funded through the Harold Amos / Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, she focuses her research to improve palliative care outcomes for Latinos with end-stage renal disease.

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

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusCervantes, Lilia
Chan, Kenny

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, in a project funded by the Gates Foundation to study the effects of a pneumococcal vaccine on the ear and hearing that was given to a cohort of 12,000 Filipino children 12 years ago in Bohol, Philippines

MD, FACS, FAAP, Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology, University of Colorado School of Medicine

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusChan, Kenny
Chauhan, Lakshmi

​Dr. Lakshmi Chauhan obtained her medical degree in India and completed her internal medicine residency. Following that she worked in a medical college in Nepal which served a remote area of eastern Nepal. This tertiary care institute focused on tropical infectious disease research, particularly visceral leishmaniasis. During her tenure there, she was actively involved in medical student, resident education and curriculum development.

After moving to the US, she completed internal medicine residency training again and worked in primary care in rural Colorado. Currently, Dr. Chauhan is Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at University of Colorado where she is involved in the inpatient consultation service and outpatient infectious disease practice. Her research is focused on studying antimicrobial resistance, evaluating patterns of antibiotic use and developing antimicrobial stewardship programs to decrease inappropriate antibiotic use. She is interested in developing projects to improve health care in rural and underserved areas.

MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Colorado School of Medicine

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusChauhan, Lakshmi
Chu, May

​Dr. Chu received her doctorate degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with specialties in Tropical Medicine and Medical Microbiology.  She spent 30 years working at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Chu’s research background includes flavivirus molecular epidemiology and pathogenesis as well as staphylococcal toxins, molecular typing of Yersinia pestis and Francisella tularensis.  Dr. Chu directed the CDC’s diagnostic reference laboratory for bacterial zoonotic diseases (plague, tularemia and Lyme disease).  Dr. Chu was seconded to the World Health Organization (2004-2010) joining the outbreak and response team and later led the WHO Laboratory Alliances and Biosafety team in the International Health Regulations Department. She returned to CDC (2010-2013) as the Director of the Laboratory Science Policy and Practice Program overseeing programs on quality laboratory management, regulatory compliance and specimen repository, Dr. Chu was assigned (2014-2015) from the CDC to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as the Assistant Director for Public Health where she was an integral part of the President’s Ebola Task Force and led the national review of the Select Agent Program (Bioterrorism). She currently serves as senior science advisor to USAID and WHO and is a Clinical Professor at the Colorado School of Public Health.

​PhD, Clinical Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusChu, May
Coffee, Megan

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.

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

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusCoffee, Megan
Cohn, David

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, previously the Director of the Denver Disease Control Service and the Denver Metro Tuberculosis Clinic, and most recently Interim Chair of the ID Division at Denver Health. 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 (CPCRA), and served in several national leadership positions. He also was on the Executive Committee of the International Network for Strategic Initiatives in Global HIV Trials (INSIGHT) and a site leader in the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG). 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. Dr. Cohn was also a co-investigator in the CDC-sponsored Tuberculosis Clinical Trials and Epidemiologic Studies Consortia.

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 the World Health Organization (WHO), participating in studies of HIV-related tuberculosis in Africa and global drug resistance surveillance. He has been a WHO consultant and was the American Thoracic Society (ATS) representative on the Stop-TB Partnership TB/HIV Working Group. Other international work includes being a faculty member for the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) as a trainer in Kenya, as a Visiting Professor for the Novel Education Clinical Trainees and Researchers (NECTAR) Program in Zimbabwe, and as Training Director of the Ebola Treatment Centre with the International Medical Corps in Sierra Leone. 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. He is a member of the editorial board of Infectious Disease News.

MD, P​rofessor, Division of Infectious Diseases​, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusCohn, David
Colborn, Kathryn

​Katie is an Assistant Research Professor in the Division of Health Care Policy and Research at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. She is also a principal investigator with the Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science, she holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Biostatistics and Informatics in the Colorado School of Public Health, she is a senior investigator with the Center for Global Health, and she is the chair of the Data, Informatics, and Statistics Core of the Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group. Her expertise is in applications of statistical models to global infectious disease data, especially complex modeling of vector-borne diseases, statistical models for clustered longitudinal data and machine learning methods for prediction of health outcomes. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Colorado, she lived in Mozambique for two years and worked as a contractor for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. During that time, she also collaborated with researchers from the University of Barcelona, the Mozambique Ministry of Health and the Manhica Health Research Center on developing strategies for malaria elimination. The primary focus of her PhD dissertation was development of statistical models for longitudinal mixed species malaria infections in Papua New Guineans. She received her PhD in biostatistics from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Master’s of Science in Public Health in biostatistics from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She is passionate about reducing the burden of infectious diseases that plague people living in low resource countries, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is her goal to make major contributions to the eventual elimination of malaria and HIV.

​PhD, MScPH, Assistant Research Professor, Division of Health Care Policy and ResearchBiostatistician, Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science;

Secondary Faculty, Department of Biostatistics and Informatics;

Senior Investigator, Center for Global Health

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusColborn, Kathryn
Cunningham, Maureen

​Dr. Cunningham is a pediatrician and researcher. Dr. Cunningham earned her medical degree in 2007 and completed residency in 2010 at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. She completed a Primary Care Research Fellowship and earned her Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology from the Colorado School of Public Health in 2014. Dr. Cunningham works clinically as a pediatric hospitalist at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Her current global health work is focused on child health and development in Guatemala. Her other research interests include health outcomes research for children with hearing loss.​

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

Senior Investigator, Center for Global Health

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusCunningham, Maureen
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