I direct the Global Health Affairs program at JKSIS, where I am also a Teaching Professor.
I teach courses in the areas of health and international development to graduate and undergraduate students. My current research focuses on the system dynamics of human development, environment and health; the interaction of health and development in conflict settings; and the scaling-up maternal-child health interventions. I utilize community-based and geospatial methodology.
Other, Alcohol-related health disparities, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, 2005
Ph.D., International Development, Tulane University, 2003
MA, Latin American Studies, Tulane University, 1995
BA, Film Production, University of Southern California, 1989
Licensure / Accreditations
Global Health Council
Association of American Geographers
My areas of research include the interaction of environment, health and human development; health and conflict; health disparities; infectious disease; implementation and translational research; urbanization and health.