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Section for Global Health Section for Global Health Faculty & Staff

Section for Global Health Faculty & Staff

The Section for Global Health in NYU Langone’s Department of Population Health is led by a team of physicians, researchers, and administrators who work with our global partners to improve population health and reduce the burden of disease worldwide.

Faculty

Rajesh Vedanthan, MD, MPH
Director, Section for Global Health
Associate Professor, Departments of Population Health and Medicine

Dr. Vedanthan is a clinician and cardiologist dedicated to building capacity to improve delivery of cardiovascular care in low-resource settings. His focus is on implementation research, global health delivery, global cardiology, capacity building, and the intersection of health and development. Dr. Vedanthan works globally with program implementers and policymakers to optimize the entire cardiovascular care cascade.

Ophira M. Ginsburg, MD, MSc
Associate Professor, Departments of Population Health and Medicine

Olugbenga G. Ogedegbe, MD, MPH
The Dr. Adolph and Margaret Berger Professor of Medicine and Population Health, Department of Medicine
Professor, Department of Population Health

Affiliated Faculty

Scott Braithwaite, MD, MSc
Professor, Departments of Population Health and Medicine

Yu Chen, PhD, MPH
Professor, Departments of Population Health and Environmental Medicine

Keng-Yen Huang, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor, Departments of Population Health and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Donna Shelley, MD, MPH
Professor, Departments of Population Health and Medicine

Scott E. Sherman, MD, MPH
Professor, Departments of Population Health, Medicine, and Psychiatry

Lorna E. Thorpe, PhD, MPH
Professor, Department of Population Health

Andrea B. Troxel, ScD
Professor, Department of Population Health

Staff

Meredith Hasenoehrl, PhD
Program Manager

Dr. Hasenoehrl works with our director, faculty, and staff to execute the Section for Global Health’s mission and provide administrative oversight to the section’s research programs. Before her current role, she worked at NYU Langone’s Neuroscience Institute managing the grants application, review, and award processes. Dr. Hasenoehrl earned a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Utah, where she conducted research on the neural circuits that underlie epilepsy.

Deborah Onakomaiya, MPH
Program Coordinator

Ms. Onakomaiya is the research coordinator and website manager for the Global Research on Implementation and Translation Science Coordinating Center. She works with consortium partners to develop and manage website content and facilitates publication development from the consortium. She attends research training workshops and assists with organizing bi-annual meetings in various grantee countries. While completing her MPH degree at NYU College of Global Public Health, she interned with HealthRight International and the Catholic Medical Mission Board, focusing on developing new grant opportunities and designing tools for community health workers training programs for maternal and child heath in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa.

Julia Dickhaus, BS
Research Coordinator

Ms. Dickhaus coordinates research project activities and administration for the Section for Global Health, primarily in cardiovascular implementation research. She supports research protocol development, implementation, regulation, development of publications, and grant management. Previously, she worked in global cardiovascular research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and served as a Global Citizenship Fellow for UNICEF USA, where she focused on youth programming implementation.

Ashley Newcomb, MPH
Project Coordinator

Ms. Newcomb coordinates global research and administrative activities for the Section for Global Health, focused on improving health outcomes for women with breast and cervical cancers in LMICs. While completing her MPH at NYU College of Global Public Health, she interned with a local nonprofit, developing community outreach and breast cancer screening programs for underserved communities in NYC. She previously worked in regulatory compliance for Lymphoma clinical trials at the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center in Boston.

Ashlin Rakhra, MPH
Project Coordinator

Ms. Rakhra is the project coordinator for Global Research on Implementation and Translation Science Coordinating Center. She facilities capacity building development within the consortium and assists with organizing bi-annual meetings in various grantee countries. While completing her MPH at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health, she was part of a collaborative research team. In this role, she oversaw the implementation of quarterly monitoring data collection for an enhanced, demand-side sanitation and hygiene promotion behavior change intervention in Amhara, Ethiopia.

Aileen Li, BBA
Administrative Assistant

Ms. Li is the administrative assistant for the Section for Global Health. She assists with coordination of a variety of activities for the section, including communications, correspondence, meetings, research seminars, expense accounts, editorial assistance, and other support activities. Previously, she was an executive assistant to the CEO of a venture capital firm. She earned a BBA in computer information systems at Baruch College.