Section for Global Health Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff in the Section for Global Health work with our global partners to lead in global health research, with the goal of preventing premature death from non-communicable, chronic diseases in low- and middle-income countries and training a strong healthcare workforce.

Our Faculty and Staff

Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MPH, Dr. Adolf & Margaret Berger Professor of Medicine and Population Health, Director, Division of Health and Behavior, Director, Center for Healthful Behavior Change, Associate Vice Chancellor, NYU Global Network Academic Planning

Dr. Ogedegbe is a physician and chief of the Division of Health and Behavior, which houses the Section for Global Health. A leading expert on health disparities research, his work focuses on the implementation of evidence-based interventions for cardiovascular risk reduction in minority populations. He works globally, including in Sub-Saharan Africa, where he is funded by the National Institutes of Health to strengthen research capacity and reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases. He has served on numerous scientific panels including the NIH, CDC, World Health Organization, and the European Union Research Council.

Ophira Ginsburg, MD, MSc, Associate Professor of Population Health and Medicine, Director, Perlmutter Cancer Center High-Risk Cancer Genetics Program

Dr. Ginsburg, is an oncologist, and associate professor in the Section on Global Health along with her other roles. Dr. Ginsburg conducts global health research to improve cancer outcomes—particularly for women—in underserved populations. Over the past 14 years, she has developed an inter-disciplinary collaborative program of research, education, and policy guidance in global cancer control, informing policies and programs to reduce health inequities for women with cancer. She has led breast cancer, genetic, cancer disparities, and epidemiological studies of women in North America, Vietnam, and Bangladesh, including using mHealth strategies to prevent breast and cervical cancer. She served as Medical Officer of Non-communicable Diseases Management at the World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva from 2015-2016, and consults for WHO, IARC and IAEA.

Joyce Gyamfi, MS, Senior Research Coordinator

Ms. Gyamfi holds an MS in Epidemiology and Community Health. She coordinates all project activities across global sites for the Center for Healthful Behavior Change’s cardiovascular disease research. She joined NYU Langone in 2008 as a program coordinator providing project management for various clinical and community-based research projects in cardiovascular diseases and health policy. Prior to that, she was a public health surveillance epidemiologist in the Centers for Disease Control’s Emerging Infections Program Influenza Surveillance project, overseeing 11 sites in 10 U.S. states in their identification of domestic influenza cases.

Milena Dalton, MPH, Program Coordinator

Ms. Dalton coordinates global health research, training programs, collaborations and special events for the Section on Global Health. She develops and manages grant applications in coordination with principle investigators, conducts in-depth research and data analysis, and builds collaborations across a network of universities. Prior to joining NYU Langone Health, she consulted for the United Nations Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children at UNICEF, for the United Nations World Food Programme in Madagascar and for Alive & Thrive, a global maternal and child nutrition initiative. She has an MPH in global health from New York University’s College of Global Public Health.