Presentations

Gabriela Smit

Financial Manager
Gabriela Smit
Ms. Smit is CCGHE's Financial Manager. She is an experienced financial analyst with more than 2 decades of experience in finance and accounting and more than a decade of experience at Johns Hopkins University, where she has developed and managed federal and non-federal grants and contracts. While at the CCGHE, she has assembled and managed several international teams of investigators from a number of institutions, including JHU, BJGMC (Lakshya, India), UVRI (Rakai Uganda), and the National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (Chennai, India). She manages all financial activities within the...

Gail Jessop

Administrative Coordinator for Dr. Amita Gupta
Gail Jessop
Ms. Jessop joined the CCGHE in 2009 after working in the private sector for many years. She is the Administrative Coordinator for Dr. Amita Gupta, Deputy Director of the CCGHE. She works closely with Dr. Gupta and assists her with the center’s large Indo-JHU clinical trials unit as well as the many grants and projects in which Dr. Gupta is involved. Most recently she has been instrumental in coordinating the administrative duties of the RePORT India Consortium, of which Dr. Gupta is Chair. In addition, she supports the other faculty and staff almost daily, as she possesses valuable knowledge...

Rupak Shivakoti, PhD

Instructor of Medicine
Rupak Shivakoti, PhD, MSPH
Rupak Shivakoti, PhD, MSPH, is Instructor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and a member of the faculty at the Johns Hopkins CCGHE. His formal training is in immunology, infectious diseases, and epidemiology. Dr. Shivakoti’s primary research interest focuses on epidemiological studies that assess the role of immunology and nutrition in the context of HIV and TB. Since 2013, he has studied how micronutrient deficiencies and inflammation affect HIV treatment outcomes in adults from multiple resource-limited countries. In other studies, Dr. Shivakoti is evaluating risk factors...

Rosemarie Warlick

Regulatory Affairs Coordinator
Rosemarie Warlick
Ms. Warlick is the Regulatory Affairs Coordinator for the Indo-JHU clinical trials unit and has worked for the University for more than 30 years. She works closely with the US study team and international study personnel to assure compliance with institutional, local and national regulatory standards. She provides regulatory support for new and ongoing research studies, assisting with all IRB submissions including new submissions, continuing reviews, progress reports, protocol amendments, adverse events, violations/deviations, and ensures all required occurrences are reported and reviewed in...

Nikhil Gupte, PhD

Research Associate
Pune, India
Nikhil Gupte, PhD
Dr. Gupte is a Research Associate faculty member at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Deputy Director of the BJGMC-JHU Clinical Research Site , a collaborative research partnership associated with the world’s largest HIV therapeutic trials networks, the AIDS Clinial Trials Group ( ACTG ) and the International Maternal Pediatric and Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trial Network ( IMPAACT ). Dr. Gupte has more than 10 years of experience in public health research in developing countries and is a recognized leader in biostatistics education in India. Based in Pune, India, Dr. Gupte is the lead...

Vidya Mave, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Pune, India
Vidya Mave, MD, MPH
Dr. Mave is Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as well as Director and Clinical Research Site (CRS) Leader of the Baltimore-Washington-India Clinical Trials Unit ( BWI-CTU ). The CTU is a collaborative research partnership among BJGMC in Pune, India, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, and Whitman Walker Health in Washington, DC, that is part of the world’s largest HIV therapeutic trial networks (the AIDS Clinical Trials Group [ ACTG ] and the International Maternal Pediatric and Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trial Network [ IMPAACT ]). Dr. Mave has...

Andrea DeLuca, MHS

Research Associate
Andrea DeLuca, MHS
Andrea DeLuca, MHS, is a Senior Research Associate faculty member in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Project Director for the CCGHE-directed Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College (BJGMC)-JHU Fogarty Training Program in Pune, India. Ms. DeLuca’s research focuses on capacity building and advocacy for HIV-TB policy change. She has more than 10 years of managing multi-country projects, with an emphasis on ethics and quality of program and research implementation. Ms. DeLuca received undergraduate degrees in biology and...

Jane McKenzie-White, MAS, MSEd

Managing Director, Director of Education Technology and Design
Ms. McKenzie-White is the Managing Director and Director of Education Technology and Design at the Center for Clinical Global Health Education. She also serves as adjunct faculty for the Johns Hopkins School of Education. She has more than 20 years of experience in program leadership, web development, health education, and research. Since joining the CCGHE in 2006, her efforts have focused on distance learning and capacity-building initiatives. Her work has contributed to numerous peer-reviewed publications on leveraging technology to facilitate clinical global health education and optimize...

Matthew Williams

Multimedia Specialist
Matt Williams
Matt Williams is CCGHE's Multimedia Specialist. He records and broadcasts various live events, such as ongoing case discussions, topic lectures, and conferences, comprising CCGHE distance learning programs. Knowledgeable in the use of Polycom and Mediasite equipment as well as relevant security issues, he connects CCGHE with other sites around the globe for videoconferencing. In addition to editing and updating multimedia content, he provides IT support to CCGHE faculty and staff and contributes to ongoing CCGHE web development, including production of ID Clinical Minute . Matt has been with...

Kaipeng Zhong

Kaipeng is a recent graduate from Johns Hopkins University majored in Geography and Environmental Engineering. He is particularly interested in data analytics and visualization in web application built with HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. In the Center, Kaipeng's work is related to content design and management under Drupal and implementing d3.js.

Akshay Gupte, PhD, MBBS, MSPH

Junior Investigator
Akshay Gupte, PhD, MBBS, MSPH
Akshay Gupte is a junior investigator trained in medicine, clinical research, and global health. He recently completed his doctoral training in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH). His research interests include exploring approaches to host directed adjuvant therapies in tuberculosis (TB) and studying the impact of TB and HIV on lung health of populations. Akshay is leading an Indo-US collaborative study aimed at exploring the impact of TB disease; alone and in combination with smoking, air pollution, HIV and diabetes mellitus...

Natasha Chida, MD, MSPH

Assistant Professor, CCGHE Director of Medical Education Content
Natasha Chida, MD, MSPH
Natasha Chida, MD, MSPH, is Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases (ID) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine. She is the Director of Medical Education Content for the Center for Clinical Global Health Education, and also serves as the Associate Program Director for the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her research interests include using curriculum development and education to improve patient outcomes both domestically and abroad. She is particularly interested in the education of physicians-in-...

Jessica Elf, MPH, PhD

Post Doctoral Fellow
Jessica Elf, MPH, PhD
Jessica Elf, MPH, PhD, is a post doctoral fellow in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Her primary research focus has been on the epidemiology and health impacts of tobacco use and exposure to indoor air pollution from the combustion of biomass fuels. She is a former Fogarty Fellow who lived and worked in Pune, India conducting research for her thesis project, which investigated the association between indoor air pollution and tuberculosis. She completed her undergraduate education in nutrition at the University of Florida and received an MPH...

Katherine McIntire

Katherine McIntire is Science Writer for the Center for Clinical Global Health Education.

Maunank Shah, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Maunank Shah, MD, PhD
Dr. Shah is Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins (JH) School of Medicine, and a faculty member of both the JH Center for Clinical Global Health Education and the JH Center for TB Research. He is Medical Director for the Baltimore City Tuberculosis Program, an attending physician at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and is board certified in infectious diseases and internal medicine. Dr. Shah’s research involves evaluating and implementing novel HIV and tuberculosis (TB) intervention strategies in resource constrained settings. He evaluates new TB diagnostic...

Jyoti Mathad, MD, MSc

Instructor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Dr. Mathad is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology in the the Center for Global Health at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is also a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education. Her primary research interests include the immune changes of pregnancy and how they affect the development of tuberculosis (TB) in TB-endemic countries, such as India. Since 2010, she has been conducting research in Pune, India, on the performance of immune-based latent TB diagnostics in pregnant women with and without HIV. She is now leading the...

Jonathan Golub, MPH, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and International Health
Jonathan Golub, MPH, PhD
Dr. Golub is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and International Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research focuses on the epidemiology of tuberculosis in South Africa, Brazil, India and the US, with specific focus on the drivers of TB in these settings. He leads a cluster randomized trial in South Africa observing diagnostic and treatment practices for latent TB infection among HIV-infected patients at 14 HIV clinics. Also, in South Africa, he leads a smoking cessation clinical trial among HIV-infected...

Molly Bowen

Communications Associate
Molly Bowen
Molly Bowen is Communications Associate at the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE). She is responsible for communications strategy and implementation. Molly works with Johns Hopkins Medicine marketing and media relations personnel to develop messaging and coordinate strategy for publicizing CCGHE research findings and developments in international, national, regional, and trade media. She establishes and maintains systems for information management, develops content and manages production and workflow for print and online products developed for reporting,...

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Professor of Medicine, International Health, and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Yukari Manabe, MD
Dr. Manabe is currently the Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation within the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health, Professor of Medicine, International Health, and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, and a faculty member of both the Center for Tuberculosis Research and Center for Clinical Global Health Education. Dr. Manabe is the first Clinical Director of the John G. Bartlett Speciality Practice , a state-of-the-art clinic at established at Johns Hopkins in May 2017 for patients with infectious diseases. From 2007 until 2012, she was the Head of Research at the...

Nishi Suryavanshi, PhD

Clinical Research Site Coordinator, Deputy Director, BJGMC Clinical Research Site
Pune, India
Nishi Suryavanshi
Dr. Suryavanshi is Clinical Research Site Coordinator and Deputy Director for the BJGMC-CRS in Pune, India, and a member of the faculty at the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education. Dr. Suryavanshi is a behavioral scientists whose research involves women’s empowerment, reproductive health, and HIV and tuberculosis research in clinical settings as well in urban and rural community settings. Dr. Suryavanshi has established extensive networks with regional nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and has developed and co-developed various behavioral projects addressing health...

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