Lina Mu, PhD, was appointed director of the Office of Global Health Initiatives on October 1, 2017. She served as assoicate director from fall 2014 until her current appointment. She is an associate professor within the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health. Mu specializes in environmental epidemiology, air and water pollution, and cancer molecular epidemiology. She joined the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health in the School of Public Health and Health Professions in June 2008.
Maria Chavan, MEd, joined the Office of Global Health Initiatives in fall 2017. At UB she previously served as assistant director of General Education and was graduate assistant in the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. Maria is completing her PhD in global and comparative studies in education at UB.