2020 – 2023 Cohort
Larry Akoko MD – Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
Chair of Surgery 2015-2018 and recently completed a Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the Tata Memorial Hospital in India. He is currently the President Elect of the Tanzania Surgical Association. He is strongly committed to Surgical Education, also organized a very effective program providing hydrocelectomy under local anesthesia to treat the complications of filiariasis in “surgical camps’ throughout Tanzania. He is one of the leaders of the current generation of surgeons in East Africa.
Ketly Altenor MD – Kay Mackenson Clinic
Completed her pediatric residency at Mirebalais Hospital, in Haiti, in 2016 and soon after assumed the role of Medical Director of Kay Mackenson Clinic. For the past four years, she has demonstrated stellar clinical and leadership. Kay Mackenson has continued to provide gold standard care for children with chronic diseases and Dr. Altenor has continued her wonderful leadership through political strife and social and economic turmoil.
Regina Duperval MD – Kay Mackenson Clinic
Completed her pediatric residency at Hospital Saint Damien in Port-au- Prince in 2018. For the past two years, she has studied and trained extensively in Haiti and Canada to learn about complex management of pediatric chronic diseases and joined Kay Mackenson in January 2020.
Agustin Ibáñez Psy. Degree, PhD – Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
Dr. AIbáñez is a graduate of the Global Brain Health Institute at UCSF. He continues to work with the Executive Director to establish opportunities in South America, and is in the early stages of establishing sister Institute of Brain Health Sciences in Santiago, Chile to deliver a Spanish language brain health protection program.
Yogesh Jain MD – Jan Swasthya Sahyog
Dr Jain left one of the most prestigious medical colleges in India 20 years ago to found an institution serving the most underserved in India. He has been on National task forces in India exploring Universal Health Care, WHO task forces on primary care in India, and Lancet Commissions exploring NCD’s throughout the world. He is a regular contributor to both the BMJ as well as lay publications throughout India, a regular on the BBC, and has collaborated with UCSF for more than 6 years.
Achilles Katamba MB.ChB, DCH, MSc, PhD – Makerere University
Dr Katamba trained in medicine at Makerere, and earned a PhD in epidemiology and health economics at Case Western as a Fogarty scholar. He is the founder and local lead scientist for the Uganda Tuberculosis Implementation Research Consortium (U-TIRC), a collaboration between the Ugandan TB & Leprosy Program & scientists at Makerere, UCSF, Yale, Johns Hopkins, & LSHTM. Dr. Katamba teaches in the Epidemiology Unit & serves on Uganda’s COVID task force.
Address Malata BSN, MSN, PhD – Kamuzu College of Nursing
Principal at Kamuzu College, Founding Vice Chancellor of Malawi University for Science and Technology, where she worked to integrate health education into the entire school curriculum. Dr Malat has partnered with UCSF since 2008.
Ally Mwanga MD – Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS)
He founded the Gastrointestinal Surgery Unit at MUHAS and directed the Esophageal Surgery Program recently spent significant time in China doing a Fellowship in Liver Transplant Surgery. Dr. Mwanga will be one of the leaders of Surgery in East Africa.
Tony Raj MBB, MD – St John’s National Academy of Health Sciences
Dean of the SJRI, professor of physiology, head & founder of the division of Medical Informatics. Dr Raj has built capacity and strengthened the institute’s digital health platforms to meet international standards and support health information, e-learning systems and e- data capture systems. Our collaborative adherence study greatly benefitted from his expertise during the development of “Tel-me-box” -a pill box that signals our server when opened. Training the next generation of global health researchers is a priority, through fellowships such as GloCal and MHIRT and informally with students from UCSF and Berkeley. SJRI-UCSF collaboration has resulted in the establishment of a solid joint research and training infrastructure.
Said Iftekhar Sadaat MD, MPH – Mili Institute of Higher Education
Said Iftekhar Sadaat MD, MPH is currently the deputy head of health programs at the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan and lecturer of epidemiology and biostatistics at the Mili Institute of Higher Education in Afghanistan. He has an MD degree in General Medicine from Nangarhar Medical University in Afghanistan, and also has a Master of Public Health from Kaplan University, USA with one-year epidemiology and biostatistics taught program from Saint Louis University, Missouri, USA. Formerly, he was the director of research and evaluation in the Ministry of Public Health Afghanistan. He has worked in health research, monitoring, and evaluation, and health information systems for 15 years.
Fred Semitala MMed, MPH, ImS – Makerere University
Dr. Semitala trained in medicine at Makerere, completed an MPH at Berkeley and the Implementation Science Certificate at UCSF. He is the Medical Director of the Mulago HIV/AIDS Clinic the Director of Implementation Research at Makerere’s Joint AIDS Program. He is a co-investigator for a NIH D43 to build capacity in Implementation Science at Makerere. He has been the focal person in studies to streamline TB diagnosis, care & prevention among people living with HIV, as well as improving retention in care.
Ali Sié, MD, PhD – Nouna Health Research Centre / National Institute of Public Health
Ali Sié is director, clinical epidemiologist and team leader on “Disease Control” at the Nouna Health Research Centre (CRSN), one of the major research institutions of the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) at the Ministry of Health of Burkina Faso. He is strongly committed to infectious disease research with more emphasis on child survival and also has a growing interest on health system and environment research. He is leading the Nouna Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) established since 1992 and member of the INDEPTH network. He is one of the leaders of the current generation of public health research in West Africa.
Krishnamachari Srinivasan MD – St. John’s Medical College
Head, Div of Mental Health and Neurosciences. Dr. Srini is building a pipeline of global mental health researchers, particularly in the context of stigma and access to care. Beyond his support of trainees at St John’s, he has served as international mentor within MHRIT, Harvard Global Institute, & GloCal. Dr. Srini collaborated on an influential paper describing implementation of an innovative mental health care service delivery called the Collaborative Care Model in India and Nepal, leading to a panel presentation at the NIMH annual conference on Global Mental Health research in 2019, and our current submission of an RO1.