List of Advisers with alphabetical order by the last name.
||Rana Jawad Asghar, MD. MPH.
( Co-ordinator of South Asian Public Health
Dr. Jawad is currently working as an
Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer (popularly known as Disease
Detectives) at CDC. Before starting this position he worked on a child
survival project in Mozambique. His prior assignments also included
working as a faculty member
at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and as a Research Associate in the Division of Infectious
Diseases, and Geographic Medicine at
Stanford University . He has also worked as a consultant for
different organizations and governments.
He did his Masters in Public Health (Epidemiology
Dept and International Health Program) at the University of Washington. He
was a Fellow of Emerging Infectious Diseases there. As a TA he worked for
a year on the Graduate Certificate Program for the CDC Field Assignees and
for a year he worked as a Teaching Assistant for classes on International
Health and Research Methods for Developing Countries. He also worked as an
Intern at the World Health Organization in Geneva in Emerging Infections
He writes for different newspapers and
journals. His recent Op-Ed was published by the Los Angeles Times and was
reproduced by different US newspapers and UN wire services.
did his basic medical education in Pakistan from Allama Iqbal Medical
College, and MCPS from College of Physicians and Surgeons. He was a
Franklin Adams Scholar for a year in the Bristol University, UK in the
department of Epidemiology.
Bezruchka has spent many years working in Nepal, setting up a community
health program in a remote area in the west, training Nepali doctors in a
remote district hospital, and most recently, working with Nepali surgeons to
improve surgical care in remote hospitals by hands-on teaching of medical
officers posted there. He has also consulted, and traveled widely throughout
the country. He is interested in determinants of health of populations in
both rich and poor countries, and in the effects of medical care on
population health. In the USA, he works as an emergency physician in
Seattle. He teaches courses in qualitative research, population health, and
comparative health systems in the Department of Health Services at the
University of Washington.
Dr. Bryant has been one of the foremost
leaders in international public health for the past 3 decades. He has served
the world of clinical medicine, public health and international bioethics
throughout his long and stellar career. Dr. Bryant was one of the first US
citizens to be funded for international public health in the developing
world; served the United States government; led a top academic center in
public health in the US; and developed a world-class community-based
teaching and research program in South Asia.
is recognized as an authority in several aspects of the field of public
health and serves as the honorary President of the Council for International
Organization of Medical Sciences (CIOMS), which has put forth 2 leading
international ethical guidelines in research this decade. His contribution
to the field of bioethics, and especially the implementation of health care
and research ethics, is a source of inspiration. His knowledge of
international settings, both in the South and other parts of the world, have
contributed to the understanding and implications of international work in
public health in this country. As the a former Dean of the School of Public
Health at Columbia University, Professor Emeritus of the Agha Khan
University in Pakistan, representative to the WHO World Health Assembly for
decades, and President of CIOMS he is already in touch with the global
community of ethicists, philosophers and health professionals.
||(Late) Oscar Gish
Oscar Gish was a faculty member at the School
of Public Health and Community Medicine of the University of Washington.
Prof. Gish was educated in Europe in the
1960s in economics and the social sciences. He had been active since then in
many countries of Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Middle East, including
longer periods in Tanzania, Ethiopia and Indonesia. He engaged in health
sector research and was a consultant in almost all the countries of South
addition to the University of Washington, he taught at the Universities
of Sussex (U.K.) and Michigan, and had been a consultant and staff member of the
World Health Organization. He was published widely on issues of health
planning and health economics, and health and other social issues in
development. He was a very supportive for SAPHF from the very start.
||DR. ADNAN ALI HYDER
Dr. Adnan A. Hyder is Assistant Professor and
Leon Robertson Faculty
Development Chair in the Department of International Health, Bloomberg
School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University. He is Director of
the Doctor of Public Health Program in International Health, joint
faculty at the Johns Hopkins Injury Research Center and core faculty
of the Johns Hopkins Bioethics Institute. Dr. Hyder serves as a long-
term consultant to the Global Forum for Health Research in Geneva, and
technical advisor to the World Health Organization in Geneva. He has
been working on the issue of health systems in developing countries,
especially South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, for over a decade and
has published widely on public health issues in the international
literature. He is well known for his work on burden of disease and
injury measures, and has been researching the impact of unintentional
injuries in South Asia and East Africa. Dr. Hyder did his M.D. from
the Aga Khan University, Pakistan and obtained his Masters in Public
Health and Ph.D. in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, USA.
He is adjunct faculty in several institutions in Pakistan and serves
as Special Advisor to the Pakistan Medical Research Council.
||Gregory Pappas, M.D., Ph.D.
Gregory Pappas M.D.,
Ph.D. recently joined Aga Khan University as Chairman of the Department of
Community Health Sciences. Previously he served as Medical Director of
the Futures Group, designing and implementing the monitoring and evaluation
plan for the antiretroviral program of AIDSRelief, working in nine countries
in Africa and the Caribbean.
Dr. Pappas has
assisted in the development of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS
Relief (PEPFAR) including writing for the five year strategy, a report to
Congress. Dr. Pappas served in a variety of positions over an 18 year
period in the Department of Health and Human Services including his role as
Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health/Surgeon General,
David Satcher. For the Surgeon General, Dr. Pappas worked in a number
of areas including disparities in health and global health (HIV/AIDS, other
infectious diseases, and health information systems development). Dr.
Pappas also directed the Office of International and Refugee Health,
Department of Health and Human Services, serving on the Executive Board of
UNICEF and PAHO, and as a delegate to the World Health Assembly. As
Deputy Director of the Demographic and Health he implemented innovative
surveys in Uganda, Mali, Uzbekistan, and Dominican Republic. Dr. Pappas
has extensive experience working in Pakistan where he produced a national
health survey based on examination of 18,000 persons with the Pakistani
Medical Research Council. Dr. Pappas received his M.D. and Ph.D.
(Anthropology) from Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio. After
doing his clinical training, he came to Washington DC, first in a fellowship
in Epidemiology, then continuing as a scientist at the National Center for
Health Statistics/CDC. Dr. Pappas is author of numerous articles,
including his work in the New England Journal of Medicine “The
increasing disparity in mortality between socioeconomic groups in the United
States” and his book with Cornell, The Magic City: unemployment
in a working class community. Dr. Pappas is on the faculty of the Johns
Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health in the Department of Health
Policy and Management, and was recently appointed to the faculty of Howard
Medical School. Dr. Pappas served as Chair of the Science Board and
member of the Executive Board of the American Public Health Association.
||Omar A. Khan
faculty, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health (Project Officer,
Baltimore AIDS Project; Project Coordinator, South Asia Infectious
Disease Network) -Adjunct Assistant Professor, Health Services Academies,
Pakistan -Co-President, Cyberdocs -Honorary Adviser (Bioinformatics), Indian
Council for Medical Research -North American Liaison, International AIDS
Conference 2000 (www.aids2000.com) -Co-Chair, International Health
Geographics Conference 2000 (www.jhsph.edu/ihgc)
||Dr. Geoffrey Tabin
"Dr. Geoffrey Tabin graduated from Yale
in 1978, received his M.A. from Oxford (on a Marshall
Scholarship), and his M.D. from Harvard in 1985. He completed his residency
at Brown University and corneal fellowship at Melbourne University. He
directed the Golchha Eye Hospital in Biratnagar, Nepal and
is now codirector of Himalayan Cataract Project (Nepal), as well as
Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Vermont.
Dr. Tabin is also a distinguished mountaineer, being the 4th person to reach
the highest point on all 7 continents. He scaled Mt. Everest in 1988."
H. Vermund, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Epidemiology and International Health
University of Alabama
Sten Vermund is an infectious disease
epidemiologist with experience in tropical parasitic diseases, sexually
transmitted infections, and in virus-neoplasia interactions. His current
research activities include: clinical epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in Alabama,
HIV in adolescents, human papillomavirus and cervical disease, correlates of
protective immunity in HIV exposure or disease progression, HIV in
developing countries, Pneumocystis carinii molecular epidemiology,
infectious etiologies of early pre-term birth, and the ecology of oral
He is on the Executive Committees of the UAB
Center for AIDS Research and Center for Social Medicine and STDs and also
holds an appointment in the Comprehensive Cancer Center, where he heads the
Epidemiology Interest Group. Furthermore, he represents the School of Public
Health on the University's Research Advisory Committee.
teaches EPI 601- Vaccinology, EPI 681/781- Special Topics in Epidemiology
Research: Advanced Topics in Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Epidemiologic
Methods and Practical Aspects in the conduct of Clincal Trials. Dr. Vermund
is also Director of Division
of Geographic Medicine, Department of Medicine.
Neil Pakenham-Walsh is a health
communications consultant with a special interest in access and use of
health information in developing countries. He currently moderates the HIF-net-at-WHO
email discussion forum (Health Information Forum), which supports
cooperation and sharing of experience among all those working to improve
access to reliable information for healthcare workers in developing and
transitional countries. He has a background in medicine and medical
publishing, including work with the World Health Organization, the journal
Medicine Digest, and the CD-ROM series Topics in International Health (Wellcome
Trust). From 1996 to end-December 2004 he helped create the INASP-Health
programme (International Network for the Availability of Scientific
Publications: www.inasp.info/health). He has previously worked as a medical
officer in rural Ecuador and Peru, and in early 2005 he is working as a
volunteer with rural healthcare providers in South India to assess local
priorities in access and use of health information. firstname.lastname@example.org