Student Profiles

The Office of Global Health Initiatives supports undergraduate and graduate students from the School of Public Health and Health Professions that are interested in global health.

Christina Crabtree-Ide

Christina Crabtree-Ide, MPH

PhD in Epidemiology
Areas of Interest: Global health, infectious disease epidemiology, environmental risk factors for child survival
Mentor: Pavani Kalluri Ram, MD, Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Environmental Health

nithin binu

Nithin Binu

Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Areas of interest: Include injury prevention, rehabilitation, performance enhancement, strength and conditioning, and global health.

Nithin is an undergraduate student in the School of Public Health and Health Professions. 

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Gauri Desai

PhD in Epidemiology and Environmental Health

Areas of Interest: Environmental epidemiology, child development and child health, nutrient-metal interactions, maternal and child nutrition

Mentor: Katarzyna Kordas, PhD, Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Environmental Health

Zeinab Farhat

Zeinab Farhat, MPH

PhD in Epidemiology and Environmental Health

Areas of interest:  Cancer epidemiology, environmental epidemiology, cancer chemoprevention, global health and clinical research

Mentor: Lina Mu, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Environmental Health

Kyle Fletcher

Kyle Fletcher

MPH in Epidemiology and Environmental Health
 
Areas of interest: Environmental epidemiology, environmental health risk assessment, sanitation, global health equity and field research.
Mentor: Xuefeng Ren, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Environmental Health
 
Ajay Myneni

Ajay Myneni

PhD in Epidemiology
Areas of Interest: Cancer research, lung cancer research in association with genetic polymorphisms, gene-environment interactions, dietary exposures
Mentor: Lina Mu, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Environmental Health

Wit Wichaidit

Wit Wichaidit

PhD in Epidemiology
Areas of interest:
Global health, maternal and child health, infectious disease epidemiology and health disparity
Mentor:
Pavani Kalluri Ram, MD, Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Environmental Health