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Meredith Brooks
Research Fellow in Global Health and Social Medicine

Meredith (Milstein) Brooks is a postdoctoral research fellow focusing on tuberculosis (TB) epidemiology under Dr. Mercedes Becerra. She obtained her PhD in Population Health in 2017 and previously an MPH from Northeastern University. Her research interests include identifying effective implementation strategies to detect exposed individuals at high-risk of developing TB disease and to reduce this risk through rapid uptake of preventive therapy.

Melissa Chiovenda
Research Fellow in Global Health and Social Medicine

Melissa Kerr Chiovenda has a PhD in anthropology from the University of Connecticut and an MA in Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies from Georgetown University. He research focuses on collective and cultural trauma among Shi'a ethnic Hazara civil society activists in Bamyan, Afghanistan.

Priya Kundu
Research Fellow in Global Health and Social Medicine

Dr. Kundu is a Dr. Mario Pagenel Global Mental Health Delivery Fellow working in Rwanda to identify core challenges to the quality of mental health care and to devise collaborative plans for improvement. She is assisting Rwandan health care workers to develop their capacity to implement new programs initiatives and quality care interventions in mental health care.

Visiting Post-Doctoral Fellow in Global Health and Social Medicine
Annelies Mesman
Research Fellow in Global Health and Social Medicine

Dr. Mesman was trained in infectious disease immunology in Amsterdam where she first obtained an MSc in bio-medical sciences, specializing in infectious diseases and international public health and received a PhD degree for research on host-pathogen interactions in 2014. Previously, she was a postdoc at the Dutch Institute for Public Health and the Environment and worked in Sierra Leone as laboratory manager for Partners in Health 2015-2017. Her main research interest is infectious disease diagnostics.

John Naslund
Research Fellow in Global Health and Social Medicine

Dr. Naslund holds expertise in research methodology, implementation science, social disparities research, and digital mental health. His work seeks to address early mortality that disproportionately impacts individuals living with serious mental illnesses worldwide, and to reduce the global treatment gap for mental disorders using novel digital methods. Dr. Naslund has led numerous projects that leverage mobile technologies, social media networks, and online big data to develop, evaluate, and implement digital interventions aimed at treating and preventing mental disorders. Dr.

Brittney van de Water
Research Fellow in Global Health and Social Medicine

Brittney (Sullivan) van de Water has a PhD in nursing from Duke University and a BS and MS in nursing from Boston College. She is a pediatric nurse practitioner and global health delivery researcher. Her research focuses on improving treatment guidelines and outcomes for pediatric drug-resistant tuberculosis. Specifically, she is working with Dr. Mercedes Becerra on improving treatment and care for children exposed to tuberculosis at home in South Africa, Peru, and globally.

 

Research Fellow in Social Medicine

Dr. Wahl is a medical anthropologist who is studying the control of endemic hepatitis B among the Kandosi and Sharpra of the Northern Peruvian Amazon. She is preparing a manuscript on this subject.