Center for Global Engagement Advisory Committee

The UMB Center for Global Engagement Advisory Committee is composed of faculty members and administrators from all seven UMB schools and central administration who focus on global health, education, and service.

Members of Advisory Committee are the campus leaders who support UMB’s innovative and community-driven global programs and work to bring life to UMB’s Global Strategic Framework. The Advisory Committee is built on a long history of cross-campus collaboration and a strong dedication to ethical and bi-direction programs with international partners. The Global Health Interprofessional Council, the committee’s forerunner, created the cutting edge Interprofessional Global Grant Program and supported the creation of the Center for Global Engagement.

Committee members represent UMB’s six professional schools, the interdisciplinary Graduate School, and UMB central administration and support the Center for Global Engagement by:

  • Providing counsel and advice on major programmatic decisions
  • Sharing expertise and experience with the committee to build global health and education community and collaboration on campus
  • Attending quarterly meetings
  • Distributing news of the center’s  opportunities and events to their schools and departments

Advisory Committee Members

School of Dentistry 

School of Law 

  • Crystal Edwards, JD, MA, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs (lead)

  • Peter Danchin, JSD, LLM, LLB, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development and
    Director of International and Comparative Law Program
  • Rebecca Hall, JD, Managing Director of Law & Health Care Program

  • Diane Hoffman, JD, Professor and Director of Law and Health Care Program
  • Robert Percival, JD, Professor and Director of Environmental Law Program, Carey School of Law

  • William Piermattei, JD, Managing Director of Environmental Law Program

School of Medicine 

  • Miriam Laufer, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Director of Division of Malaria Research, Institute for Global Health (co-lead)

  • David Riedel, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Clinical Care and Research, Institute of Human Virology (co-lead)

  • Gregory Carey, PhD, Assistant Professor and Director of Student Summer Research and Community Outreach

  • Cassidy Claassen, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine

  • Renee Cockerham, PhD, Program Manager of Office of Postdoctoral Scholars

  • Shailvi Gupta, MD, MPH, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery, Shock Trauma Center Program in Trauma

  • Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, MPH, Associate Professor and Acting Director, Department of Emergency Medicine

  • Adrian Holloway, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

  • Linda HornPT, DScPT, MHS, Assistant Professor and Director of Academic Affairs, Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science

  • Melissa McDiarmid, MD, MPH, Professor, School of Medicine, Division Head of Occupational & Environmental Medicine

  • Devang Patel, MD, Director of Infectious Diseases Telemedicine & Medical Education; Assistant Dean of Pre-Clerkship Curriculum

  • Brenna Roth, MD, MPH, Faculty Member, Institute of Human Virology

  • Diane Marie St. George, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health

  • Kristen Stafford, PhD, MPG, Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Public Health, School of Medicine; Associate Director, Center for International Health, Education, and Biosecurity

  • Mark Travassos, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Medicine

School of Nursing 

School of Pharmacy 

  • Agnes Ann Feemster, PharmD, BCPS, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science and Assistant Dean for Experiential Learning Program (lead)

  • Emily Heil, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID, Associate Professor, of Pharmacy Practice and Science

  • Danya Qato, PhD, PharmD, MPH, Assistant Professor and Director of the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research Graduate Program

School of Social Work 

Graduate School 

UMB Administration 

  • Patty Alvarez, PhD, MS, Chief Student Affairs Officer and Associate Vice President of Student Affairs

  • Herty Cortez Diaz, Director of International Risk Management, International Operations

  • Heidi Fancher, MPH, Operations Manager, UMB Office of Research and Development

  • Alexa Mayo, MLIS, AHIP, Associate Director for Services, Health Sciences and Human Services Library

  • Anna Schowengerdt, Assistant Vice President, International Operations

Center for Global Engagement Staff