CORE TEAM

DEVI SRIDHAR. DIRECTOR.

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Devi Sridhar is a Professor at the University of Edinburgh Medical School and holds a Personal Chair in Global Public Health.  She is also a Senior Research Associate at the University of Oxford Blavatnik School of Government  and Quondam Fellow at All Souls College. She holds a DPhil and MPhil from Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and a B.S. from the University of Miami in the Honors Medical Program.  

Devi was previously a University Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Global Health Politics and a Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford University (2011-2012), Postdoctoral Research Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford (2007–2011); and Postdoctoral Researcher at the Global Economic Governance Programme, Oxford (2006–2007). She was also a visiting Associate Professor at LMU-Munich (2008-2010) and guest lectured at the Harvard School of Public Health (2007).

Her work is concentrated in three areas: international health organizations, financing of global public health and developing better tools for priority-setting.


FELIX STEIN. POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW.

 

Felix Stein is an economic anthropologist with a background in development. For his PhD at the University of Cambridge he conducted an ethnographic study of the work of German management consultants. The resulting manuscript argued that white collar labour is getting increasingly abstract, and investigated the effects that this has on knowledge, power, temporality, certainty and conceptions of morality. Felix's work has been awarded “Best graduate student paper” by the Society for Political and Legal Anthropology and “Best new book” as part of the 2016 LSE Monographs on Social Anthropology competition. For his postdoctoral research at Cambridge, he investigated the impact of academic anthropology on contemporary UK society. At the University of Edinburgh, his work will focus on the World Bank's efforts at preventing the spread of public health epidemics. More at www.felixstein.net


MARLEE TICHENOR. POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW.

       

 

 

 

 

Marlee Tichenor holds a PhD from the Joint Medical Anthropology Program at UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco. Her doctoral dissertation, "Malarial Proximities: Senegal, the Pursuit of Evidence, and the Silver Revolver Approach to Global Health," investigated both the design and implementation of projects to combat malaria in the Global South. She spent a total of 14 months in Dakar, Senegal over three years working with the National Malaria Control Program, a biology lab, a public health center, and a community-based organization in a suburb of Dakar. Her academic interests are in science and technology     studies and its convergence with an anthropology of global health. As a part of this project, her work will focus on the development of the concept of the global burden of disease at the World Bank and the impact of metrics on global health policy. 


GENEVIE FERNANDES. PHD STUDENT.

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Genevie Fernandes is a public health researcher interested in policy and practice for advancing maternal and child health (MCH) especially in developing countries. She joins the team with 8 years of experience in research and programme implementation in MCH, HIV/AIDS and tobacco control across 4 states in India. Her current doctoral research traces the evolution of the World Bank's role and influence in maternal and child health (MCH) over the last forty years, and also aims to produce a case study of the Bank's involvement in India. Genevie holds a M.Sc. in Health Inequalities and Public Policy from the University of Edinburgh and a B.A in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of Mumbai. 


JANELLE WINTERS. PHD STUDENT.

 

Janelle Winters is an infectious disease researcher and global health historian. Her PhD project focuses on how global health institutions and policymakers have defined 'success' in infectious disease control programmes. Specifically, she is analysing the construction of success for the World Bank and World Health Organization's hallmark programme to control river blindness in West Africa - the Onchocerciasis Control Programme - from 1974-2002. 

Before beginning her PhD, Janelle worked as a program manager for international disease diagnostics and biosafety programmes at the American Society for Microbiology. She also taught global health in Bangladesh, blogged for the Smithsonian Institution, and worked in immunology and infectious disease laboratories. Janelle holds a Masters of Arts in the history of medicine (Newcastle University), a Masters of Science in epidemiology of microbial diseases (Yale University), and Bachelors of Science degrees in both zoology and history of science, medicine, and technology (University of Wisconsin- Madison).


LORNA THOMPSON. RESEARCH PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR.

Lorna Thompson is the Research Project Administrator. Prior to joining the team she was the Events Administrator for the Law School at Edinburgh University, managed the Research Centre budgets and was the secretary for the Visiting Academics Programme.

She holds a BA (Hons) in Tourism Management. Lorna looks after the general administration of the project and all enquiries should be directed to her in the first instance.


ASSOCIATES


SHU-HAN CHEN. STUDENT RESEARCHER.

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Shu-Han is a Master of Public Health student at the University of Edinburgh. She is working on the analysis of trust funds for global health at the World Bank. Before beginning at the University of Edinburgh, she worked for two years as a pharmacist in her native Taiwan.'


ADRIEL CHEN. STUDENT RESEARCHER.

Adriel Chen is a fourth year medical student at the University of Edinburgh. His research will involve analysing the World Bank’s financial contribution to Reproductive, Maternal, and Child Health from 1971- 2016 with the aim of understanding the role of the World Bank in influencing RMCH. His interests include the economics of healthcare and the effectiveness of healthcare interventions.


IONA FROST. STUDENT RESEARCHER.

Iona is a Master of Public Health student at the University of Edinburgh. She is working on the analysis of the World Bank Trust Funds for global health. Iona holds a BSc in Biomedical Sciences with honours in Medical Biology, where a focus on the scientific basis of human medicine and healthcare sparked a desire to learn more about the bigger, complex picture that is global and public health.


JONATHAN GREY. STUDENT RESEARCHER.

Jonathan is a 2nd year medical student at the University of Edinburgh. His research currently focuses on elucidating the funding ecosystem surrounding the production, procurement and synthesis of global health data, with particular interest in the relevant activities of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


ANTHONY MAHER. RESEARCH ASSOCIATE.

Anthony Maher is a research associate & medical student at Memorial University in St. John's, Canada. He is involved in several advocacy initiatives through the Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Federation of Medical Students. His research interests include public-private partnerships in global health, non-communicable diseases, and HIV-associated Kaposi sarcoma. Prior to beginning medical school he studied law at McGill University. He also holds an MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy from the University of Oxford, where he conducted research on the barriers to global action on non-communicable diseases. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Ottawa, graduating summa cum laude with an Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences in International Studies and Modern Languages. He is a 2016 recipient of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award.


LAUREN MCGIVERN. STUDENT RESEARCHER

Lauren McGivern is a third year medical student at The University of Edinburgh. She is currently undertaking her intercalated BMedSci degree in Global Health Policy. Her research will be on gender based projects at The World Bank.

  


MITSURU MUKAIGAWARA. RESEARCH ASSOCIATE.

       

 

 

 

 

Mitsuru Mukaigawara is the Chief Medical Resident and Clinical Fellow in Infectious Diseases at Okinawa Chubu Hospital in Okinawa, Japan. Pursuing parallel interests in global health and diplomacy, he has previously worked for the Global Influenza Programme at the World Health Organization, and contributed to create the evidence base for the diagnosis and prevention of influenza across the globe. He has published widely from general medicine to global health, whose research has been covered in peer-reviewed journals including JAMA Internal Medicine and JAMA Cardiology, to name a few. He is interested in the roles of international organizations in reducing global inequity in health. He holds an M.D. from Tokyo Medical and Dental University. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Resident Award from the University of Hawaii-Okinawa Chubu Hospital Postgraduate Medical Education Programme (2014-2016).


MADELEINE PAYNE. STUDENT RESEARCHER.

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Madeleine Payne is currently a 4th year medical student at the University of Edinburgh and will be completing a Student Selected Component with the Global Health Governance team in the autumn. Her research will involve analysing the World Bank's core HNP and Trust Fund funding streams for polio control programmes and identifying any patterns of polio funding within the wider context of the Bank's health funding. She has a BMedSci in International Public Health Policy from the University of Edinburgh.


ISHANI PREMARATNE. RESEARCH ASSOCIATE.

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Ishani Premaratne is a Research Associate with the Global Health Governance Programme and is currently studying medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. She has previously worked for the Health, Nutrition and Population division of the World Bank Group, the Emergency and Essential Surgical Care Programme at the World Health Organization, and co-founded a nonprofit organization to help connect war widows to job opportunities in post-civil war Sri Lanka as a Resolution Fellow. She completed her senior honors thesis on the health care-seeking behaviors of women in rural Chiapas, Mexico where she spent three months as a Global Health Equity Option Scholar with the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Ishani graduated from Harvard College in 2015, where she was particularly passionate about studying health care delivery systems through the lens of medical anthropology and health policy. 


ELEANOR STRONG. STUDENT RESEARCHER.

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Eleanor Strong is a 5th year medical student at the University of Edinburgh and is completing a Student Selected Component with the group. Her research involves analysing the Bank’s funding streams from 1985-2016 and investigating changes according to various health categories. Eleanor holds a BMedSci in Infectious Diseases from the University of Edinburgh and has a keen interest in global infectious disease control and surveillance. 


MANVEER RAHI. STUDENT RESEARCHER.

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Manveer Rahi is a fourth year medical student at the University of Edinburgh. His research analyses the role of the World Bank in programmes to improve reproductive, maternal and child health, from 1970-present. Manveer holds a BMedSci in Global Health Policy. His interests include global health governance, health economics and quality improvement.


TAMI TAMASHIRO. RESEARCH ASSOCIATE.

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Tami Tamashiro is a research associate with the Global Health Governance Programme and a neuroscience graduate student at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She sompleted a M.Sc. in Medical Anthropology from the University of Oxford and a B.A. in Anthropology from Wellesley College. She has worked with UNESCO and UNICEF analyzing global health governance and armed conflict on child health and has co-authored several UN working papers. She has also worked for the National Science Foundation to shape domestic policy on international science and sustainable and sustainable energy. Her current research interests include global mental health policy and neuroscience.