Global Health Interprofessional Council

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Global Health Interprofessional Council (GHIC) focuses on interprofessional global health education and training at UMB, supports the Global Health Certificate program, and pursues national leadership roles related to interprofessional global health education competencies.

GHIC members represent UMB's six professional schools and interdisciplinary Graduate School. GHIC's goal is to provide a platform for UMB faculty to interact and develop multidisciplinary research themes and training programs in global health to offer existing students and working professionals the opportunity to pursue a global health career. GHIC oversees the Global Health Interprofessional Grant program for faculty and for students. This program grew from the success of an annual interprofessional student summer program in Malawi sponsored by GHIC from 2010 to 2013. GHIC is led by Virginia Rowthorn, assistant vice president, Center for Global Engagement.

Global Health Interprofessional Council Members

* Faculty advisory council member and contact member within each UMB professional school

School of Dentistry

* Kate Noonan, PhD, M.S.Ed, Senior Director of Special Projects, School of Dentristry

Isabelita Rambob, DDS, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Dentistry

Karen Faraone, DDS, MS, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, School of Dentistry

Valli Meeks, DDS, MS, RDH, Clinical Associate Professor, School of Dentistry

Judith Porter, DDS, MA, EdD, Assistant Dean of Admissions and Recruitment, School of Dentistry

School of Law

* Bill Piermattei, Managing Director, Environmental Law Program, School of Law

Virginia Rowthorn, JD, LLM, Adjunct Professor, School of Law; Executive Director, Center for Global Education Initiatives

Crystal Edwards, JD, MA, Assistant Dean for Academic Administration, School of Law

Michele Hayes, JD, LLM, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, School of Law

Diane Hoffmann, JD, Director of Law Program and Professor, School of Law

Lauren Levy, JD, MPH, Managing Director, School of Law


School of Medicine

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

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

* Miriam Laufer, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Director of Division of Malaria Research, Institute for Global Health, School of Medicine

Clement A. Adebamowo, BM, ChB, ScD, FWACS, FACS, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, School of Medicine

Sally Adebamowo, MBBS, MSc, ScD, Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & Public Health, School of Medicine

Man Charurat, PhD, MHS, Professor of Medicine, Division Director of Epidemiology and Prevention, Institute of Human Virology

Joyce Johnson, Health Program Director, Division of Epidemiology, Institute of Human Virology

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

Kathy Neuzil, MD, MPH, FIDSA, Professor, School of Medicine

Marc Oliver, RN, MPH, MBA, Research Nurse, School of Medicine

David Riedel, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Clinical Care and Research, Institute of Human Virology

Nadia Sam-Agudu, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Henry Silverman, MD, MA, Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine

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

School of Nursing

* Yolanda Ogbolu, PhD, CRNP-Neonatal, Assistant Professor, Professional Education and Practice; Director, Office of Global Health, School of Nursing

Anne Brenner, BA, Coordinator, Office of Global Health, School of Nursing

Mei Ching Lee, PhD, MS, RN, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Rosemary F. Riel, MAA, Clinical Instructor, Professional Education and Practice; Associate Director, Office of Global Health, School of Nursing

School of Pharmacy

*Agnes Ann Feemster, PharmD, BCPS, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science; Assistant Dean for Experiential Learning, School of Pharmacy

* J. Edward Moreton, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy

Mark Brueckl, RPh, MBA, Assistant Director, Experiential Learning Program, School of Pharmacy

Emily Heil, PharmD, Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy

Danya Qato, PhD, PharmD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, School of Pharmacy

School of Social Work

Caroline Burry, PhD, MSW, Associate Professor & Chair of the Families and Children Specialization, School of Social Work

* Nalini Negi, PhD, MSW, Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Sarah Dababnah, PhD, MPH, MSW, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Diane Marie St. George, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Other members

* Jennifer Flinn, Executive Director, Maryland Global Initiatives Corporatopm (MGIC)

Bonnie Bissonette, MA, Director, Center for Global Education Initiatives

Monica Bradik, MBA, Global Program Specialist, Center for Global Education Initiatives

Lori Edwards, DrPH, RN, PHCNS-BC, Senior Director, Center for Global Education Initiatives

James Hughes, MBA, Vice President for the Office of Research and Development and Chief Enterprise and Economic Development Officer

Flavius Lilly, PhD, MA, MPH, Senior Associate Dean, Graduate School at University of Maryland, Baltimore

Kathy Marconi, PhD, Adjunct Faculty, Research Implementation & Dissemination, Graduate School

Amy Ramirez, MA, Director, Office of International Services

Virginia Rowthorn, JD, LLM, Executive Director, Center for Global Education Initiatives