Presentations

Bob Bollinger, MD, MPH

Raj and Kamla Gupta Professor of Infectious Diseases, Professor of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing
Dr. Bollinger is the Raj and Kamla Gupta Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine, and he holds joint appointments in International Health at the Johns Hopkins (JH) Bloomberg School of Public Health, and in Community Public Health at the JH School of Nursing. He is Founding Director of the Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE), Director of the JHU Fogarty India Program, and Associate Director for Medicine of the JH Center for Global Health. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine and...

Larry Chang, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases, JHSOM; Associate Professor of International Health, Social and Behavioral Interventions Program, JHBSPH; Associate Professor of Epidemiology, JHBSPH; Associate Director, JHU Global mHealth Initiative
Baltimore, Maryland
Dr. Larry Chang is Associate Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and International Health at Johns Hopkins University. He is a physician trained in internal medicine, infectious diseases, and epidemiology with an interest in interdisciplinary, innovative, and pragmatic approaches to impacting the HIV pandemic. Dr. Chang has experience in HIV treatment and prevention, implementation science, cohort, community-based trials, and mixed methods research. He is currently Co-PI of the Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP) in Uganda and is an active infectious diseases and HIV clinician. For the past...

Joel E. Gallant

Joel E. Gallant, MD, MPH, is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore and Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is the Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins AIDS Service. He is Director of the Garey Lambert Research Center, through which he has conducted dozens of clinical trials on the treatment of HIV infection. He is also an investigator in the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN), the Acute Infection Early Disease Research Program (AIEDRP...

Amita Gupta, MD, MHS

Professor of Medicine and Public Health
Amita Gupta, MD, MHS
Dr. Gupta is Deputy Director of the Johns Hopkins (JH) Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE), and Professor of Infectious Diseases at the JH School of Medicine, with a joint appointment in International Health at the JH Bloomberg School of Public Health. Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in infectious diseases, Dr. Gupta specializes in international public health, clinical research, and education in infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis (TB). Since 2002, her work has been focused primarily on India, where she leads several Indo-JHU research...

Kathleen Page, MD

Associate Professor
Dr. Kathleen Page, MD, is an Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her work focuses on improving access and quality of care to underserved communities in Baltimore. She provides HIV, HCV and substance use disorder care at the Bartlett Clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Baltimore City Health Department STD clinics. She co-founded Centro SOL (Center for Salud/Health and Opportunities for Latinos), which is developing novel strategies to meet the health needs of Latino migrants through research, education, community...

Meg Doherty

Baltimore, Maryland
Dr. Doherty is an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and School of Public Health and has more than 20 years of experience in international public health, clinical research and education in a broad range of global health priorities, including HIV/AIDS, TB, STIs, maternal child health and general infectious diseases. Recently, Dr. Doherty has focused on HIV care, treatment, management of large international implementation programs, education capacity building and implementation science research in the arena of HIV/TB and STIs. Dr. Doherty was working full...

Ana Cervantes

Senior Administrative Coordinator
Ana Cervantes is Senior Administrative Coordinator at the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education. She provides and maintains high-level of administrative support for CCGHE faculty, staff, and their multiple projects. She is a Notary Public Officer of State of Maryland of Baltimore City. Ana contributes administrative expertise and support to the Program Manager for Centro Sol www.jhcentrosol.org on tasks related to patient advocacy, research, provider’s education for the Latinx community. She is the administrative point of contact for the Global...

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, MSPH

Assistant Professor, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Rupak Shivakoti, PhD, MSPH, is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, 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 the central role of inflammation in HIV and TB outcomes, both in adult and maternal-infant populations. In addition, he is interested in the relationship of nutrition and gut microbiome with inflammation and health outcomes. He is the PI of NIH-funded projects related to these topics...

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
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...

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 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
Dr. 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. Dr. Gupte leads an Indo-US collaborative study exploring the impact of TB disease alone, and in combination with smoking, air pollution, HIV and diabetes mellitus; on...

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...

Jessica Elf, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor, Colorado State University
Dr. Jessica Elf is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences at Colorado State University. Dr. Elf’s research focuses on the epidemiology and health impacts of air pollution and tobacco use, with an emphasis on the HIV and tuberculosis (TB) co-epidemic. Her work aims to describe the overlap of air pollution and tobacco with these epidemics and the subsequent impact on TB and HIV health outcomes. In addition to risk characterization, her work focuses on subsequent mitigation strategies and interventions that are effective,...

Katherine McIntire

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

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