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The Advisory Council

Our Advisory Council is a multi-disciplinary group of experts that provides counsel to ETH

Advisory Council: Meet the Team

Andwele Jolly

As the business director of the Washington University School of Medicine in Missouri, Andwele Jolly oversees the operating budget for the divisions of Allergy & Immunology, Rheumatology and Hematology. He is interested in inter-professional and inter-disciplinary models, and efforts to elevate the quality of care for minority and underserved communities.

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Michael Kaluya

Michael hails from Mayuge District of Uganda. He is currently an Associate Professor of Economics at Tarrant County College in Hurst, Texas, where he lectures in micro-and macroeconomics. Michael runs a research-consulting firm Interdoc Processing Solutions, is a consultant at the Center for Public Policy & Global Business Initiatives, and operates an educational non-profit New Horizon Christian Education Foundation. He also provides captivating insights on African underdevelopment in his book, “The Audacity to Change! Breaking the Berlin Wall of Africa.”

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William Powderly

William Powderly is the Dr. J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine and the Larry J. Shapiro Director of the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also the Co-Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Washington University School of Medicine. From 2005 to 2012, he was Dean of Medicine and Head of the School of Medicine and Medical Sciences at University College Dublin in Ireland.

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Jorge Riopedre

Jorge Riopedre serves as the President of Casa de Salud, a regional clinic for the uninsured, especially immigrants, serving a 28-county area around the City of St. Louis. Casa de Salud offers clinical care, mental health counseling and psychiatry, and a wide range of patient advocacy services. The organization collaborates with more than sixty local and regional partners to create healthcare access for marginalized populations, and offers on-site classes that focus on healthy living and prevention.

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Vlad Voiculescu

Vlad Voiculescu, who served briefly as Romania's Minister of Health, founded three organizations to improve Romania's healthcare: an incubator staffed by health policy and marketing experts to support start-ups, a think tank for data-driven research, and a camp for children with cancer. He is currently running for mayor of Bucharest.

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Dr. William Wester

William Wester joined Vanderbilt as a faculty member in the Department of Medicine (Division of Infectious Diseases) and core faculty member of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health since 2008. He currently serves as the Co-Director of the Global Health Pathway. Dr. Wester’s primary research interests include long-term HIV complications with a focus on HIV-associated kidney disease and implementation science in resource-limited settings of the world.


Developing a Cost-effective and Sustainable Intervention Method to Decrease the Spread of Malaria in the Busoga Region of Uganda

Dr. Paul Wise

Paul Wise is currently a Professor at the Department of Surgery and Program Director of General Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine, and his research focuses on hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes, colorectal diseases, and surgical education.

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Dr. Patricia Wolff

Patricia Wolff, MD, is the founder and executive director of Meds & Food for Kids, an organization striving to improve nutrition in Haiti through the production of Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTFs) and the treatment of malnourished children and supplementation of pregnant women. Dr. Wolff has treated over 300,000 Haitian children overcome malnutrition.

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Developing a Cost-effective and Sustainable Intervention Method to Decrease the Spread of Malaria in the Busoga Region of Uganda

Dr. Moonkyung Cho Schubert

Moonkyung, a board-certified gastroenterologist, was born in South Korea. She excelled academically there, earning her M.D., Masters, and Ph.D degrees while qualifying and practicing as a colorectal surgeon.  No stranger to conquering barriers and exploring frontiers, Moonkyung was the first female surgery resident at the prestigious Asan Medical Center in Seoul.  With a keen sense of social justice, she had embraced activism in college and medical school during a harsh period of military dictatorship in her country.  She cultivated valuable life experiences as a health advocate volunteer for the poor and regular protester for human rights, often risking her career and safety by participating in public demonstrations and marches. In 2017, she visited rural Uganda and observed new opportunities to correct health inequities, sparking a renewed drive to do more to make a difference. 

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Dr. Shanti Parikh

Professor Parikh’s research focuses on the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and capitalism, and the politics of state and global interventions (such as public health, humanitarian aid, and legal reforms) that emerge to manage, protect, and mold populations.  Her primary research has been the history and ethnography of sexuality, gender, and class in Uganda, East Africa with particular interest in how they have been shaped by the HIV epidemic and aggressive efforts to track, measure, and control what has become the most studied modern epidemic. She is currently writing an ethnography on black masculinity along the TransAfrica Highway based on over 20 years of research. She is also involved in an on-going research project on commercial sex and mobility in HIV hotspots in truck stops, fishing communities, and sugar growing regions in Uganda.

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