Global Health Faculty

Full-time Faculty

Jennifer Bouey, Associate Professor

Jennifer Bouey is the Chair of the Department of Global Health at Georgetown University and the Tang Chair for China Policy Studies at RAND Corporation. Trained as a physician and epidemiologist, she has led immigrant health, HIV prevention, and pandemic response studies, targeting vulnerable populations. Her current projects focus on global health and geopolitics, and capacity building to promote gender and racial equity. 

Jennifer Bouey, MD, PhD, MPH

Myriam Vuckovic, Associate Professor

Myriam Vuckovic has extensive expertise in the areas of HIV & AIDS, SRHR, MNCH and Urban Health and teaches a number of the department’s core and elective courses. She also serves as the Director of the Bachelor of Science Program in Global Health, Director for the Minor in Global Health, and Co-Director of the Minor in Public Health.

Myriam Vuckovic, PhD, MSPH
Eva Jarawan

Eva Jarawan, Associate Professor

Eva Jarawan’s areas of interest are health system analysis and strengthening, health policy, and measuring the burden of non-communicable diseases in low and middle income countries. She is also interested in strengthening project management to ensure results. 

Eva Jarawan, PhD, MBA, MPH

Shabab Wahid, Assistant Professor

Shabab Wahid is a global mental health researcher with a focus on examining the intersection of climate change and mental disorders; the influence of culture on mental health and well-being; and developing and evaluating community-based interventions to address mental illness and stigma — primarily in low-and middle-income country settings. He teaches global health courses in the Bachelor’s of Science in Global Health program.

Shabab Wahid, DrPH, MPH

Wu Zeng, Associate Professor

Wu Zeng’s research interests are in health financing, health systems, and cost-effectiveness analysis of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical interventions in low- and middle-income countries. He is also interested in examining fund flow in a health care system to identify gaps to promote efficiency. 

Wu Zeng, MD, PhD

Jessica Kritz, Assistant Professor

Jessica Kritz is a participatory action researcher focused on complex health challenges. She is a lawyer by training, with current projects in Ghana and the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. 

Jessica Kritz, JD, MA

Matthew Kavanagh, Assistant Professor

Matthew M. Kavanagh directs the Center for Global Health Policy & Politics, a cross-campus center spanning the School of Health and Law Center, and has spent a varied career in academia, the United Nations, and NGOs in the U.S. and Southern Africa. A political scientist by training, his research seeks to understand the legal, political, and inequality drivers of pandemics like AIDS, Ebola, and COVID-19 and how to build policies and institutions capable of preventing future health crises. 

Matthew Kavanagh, PhD

Margaret Baker, Associate Professor

Margaret Baker has worked twenty years advancing knowledge on the control and elimination of neglected tropical diseases. Her research uses an implementation science, multi-disciplinary approach and is focused on reducing inequities by increasing access to infectious disease interventions. She has lived and worked in Peru, Vanuatu, the Dominican Republic, Scotland, and England with academic, government, UN, and NGO organizations. She is currently the director of the Experiential Learning course. 

Margaret Baker, PhD, MSc

Vincent Turbat, Associate Professor

Vincent Turbat is a Health Economist, with twenty years of practice at the World Bank. His research has three areas of focus: 1) Health Financing; 2) Digital Health; and 3) The Demographic Dividend in Sub-Saharan Africa. He teaches “Health Economics”, “Health Financing”, “Financing Global Health” and “Planning, Costing and Budgeting Health Projects/Programs” in the MSGH and HAPI masters’ programs; and “Introduction to Global Health”, “Population Health Concepts” and “Global Health Capstone” for undergrads.

Vincent Turbat, PhD, DES
Brian Floyd

Brian Floyd, Assistant Dean

Brian Floyd is Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at the School of Health and Engelhard Faculty Fellow/Adjunct Instructor within the Department of Global Health. He is part of an administrative team that works with departments, faculty and staff to provide educational programs for students pursuing degrees in a variety of health professional fields and advises undergraduate students in the Global Health major.

Brian Floyd, MA

Adjunct Faculty

Jack Leslie

Jack Leslie, Distinguished Professor of the Practice

Mr. Leslie has a longstanding involvement in healthcare and global health issues. He is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Duke Global Health Institute and has served as an advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO) and The Global Fund, as well as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF).

Jack Leslie

Cristina Schneider, Adjunct Professor

Cristina Schneider has more than 30 years of public health experience at local (state government), national (Ministry of Health of Brazil), and international (PAHO/WHO) levels, mainly working with zoonotic diseases from a One Health approach.
Areas of interest: One Health; infectious diseases; animal-human-ecosystem interface

Cristina Schneider, DVM, MSc, ScD

Marta Molares-Halberg, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Marta Molares-Halberg is an Argentine attorney with over 35 years of World Bank project finance and development experience. She has worked extensively on projects in the health sector addressing the role of institutions, pharmaceuticals and other stakeholders. Her expertise also focuses on international and domestic legal policies that have an impact on access to medicines, particularly the evolving intellectual property and trade regimes and their human rights’ implications. At Georgetown University, she has taught courses on Access to Medicines and Health and Human Rights to graduate and undergraduate students. 

Marta Molares-Halberg, JD, MMA, LLM