Who We Are

The GHES is comprised of 4 US partner institutions (the GHES Consortium) that include University of California at Berkeley, Yale University, Stanford University, and Florida International University, each led by a leader in global health research with many years of collaborative relationship. More than 80 GHES training faculty members (mentors) of these institutions currently conduct research at one of 34 sites in 25 countries, representing Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, South and Southeast Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Oceania. The leadership team of GHES directors and program managers are:

GHES UC Berkeley Director: Lee W. Riley, MD
Professor of Epidemiology & Infectious Diseases
Chair, Division of Infectious Diseases & Vaccinology




GHES Program Manager: María Teresa Hernández, MPH
Research Program Manager
Infectious Diseases & Vaccinology
Environmental Health Sciences
School of Public Health, UC Berkeley



GHES FIU Director: Purnima Madhivanan, MBBS, PhD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Robert Stempel college of Public Health & Social Work
Florida International University



GHES FIU Program Coordinator: Liliana Nassar Gorra
Project Assistant
Department of Epidemiology
College of Public Health and Social Work
Florida International University



GHES Stanford Director: Michele Barry, MD, FACP
Senior Associate Dean, Global Health
Professor of Medicine
Stanford University



GHES Stanford Program Coordinator: Rachel Leslie
Communications Officer
Center for Innovation in Global Health
Stanford University



GHES Yale Director: Albert Icksang Ko, MD
Chair, Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases
Professor of Medicine
Yale School of Public Health



GHES Yale Program Coordinator: Kelly Phouyaphone, MPH
Program Coodinator
Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases
Yale School of Public Health