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Research Fellow in Global Health and Social Medicine
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. She is starting a new project with  Afghan refugees and asylum seekers in Athens, Greece who arrived several years ago and who are taking on both mediating and activist roles in response to the recent large numbers of refugee arrivals.

Stephanie Collier
Research Fellow in Global Health and Social Medicine

Stephanie Collier, MD, MPH, is a Dr. Mario Pagenel Global Mental Health Delivery Fellow who is working in Haiti with colleagues at Zanmi Lasante. Her fellowship involves identifying core challenges to the quality of mental health care and devising collaborative plans for improvement, accompanying Haitian health care workers in implementing new program initiatives and quality care interventions in mental health care.

Research Fellow in Global Health and Social Medicine

Ibrahim Diakite, PhD, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he wrote his dissertation in mathematics on “Effects of Discrete Time Delays and Parameters Variation on Dynamical Systems.”

Jerome Galea
Research Fellow in Global Health and Social Medicine
Research Fellow in Global Health and Social Medicine
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.

Phuong Thi Uyen Tran
Visiting Postgrad Research Fellow in Global Health and Social Medicine

Tran Thi Uyen Phuong is a Visiting Postgraduate Research Fellow from Vietnam. She received her Master’s degree in medical and clinical psychology. Currently, she provides assistance in conducting, developing curriculum materials in Western and Vietnamese medical ethics for the medical schools in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC); researching Vietnamese thinking on physician responsibility and the patient-physician relationship; and writing scholarly papers on Vietnamese medical ethical practice.

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.