Staff

  • Louise C. Ivers, MBBCh, BAO, MD, MPH, DTM&H
    Executive Director

    Dr. Louise Ivers is the Executive Director of the MGH Center for Global Health, an Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is a practicing infectious diseases physician at MGH, and works on the design, implementation, and evaluation of large-scale public health programs in resource-limited settings with the goal of achieving health equity.

    Dr. Louise Ivers is the Executive Director of the MGH Center for Global Health, an Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is a practicing infectious diseases physician at MGH, and works on the design, implementation, and evaluation of large-scale public health programs in resource-limited settings with the goal of achieving health equity.

    Dr. Ivers has spent her career providing care to the rural and urban poor, as well as engaged in patient-oriented investigation that offer solutions to barriers to healthcare. She has worked on healthcare delivery in India, Southeast Asia, and Africa. She was based in Haiti and served as Clinical Director and then Chief of Mission for Partners In Health, Haiti from 2003 until 2012 while then a faculty member at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, designed and implemented HIV/TB programs, and led responses to the major earthquake in Haiti in 2010, and a subsequent cholera epidemic. From 2015-2017 she was a member of the executive leadership team at Partners In Health, responsible for global strategic implementation.

    In addition to expanding access to healthcare for the poor, Dr. Ivers has contributed to published research articles on HIV/AIDS, food insecurity, and cholera treatment and prevention. She is an independently-funded investigator focused on the barriers to the delivery of healthcare, the impact of food insecurity on public health, and comprehensive ways to eliminate cholera. Dr. Ivers is also involved in global policy and advocacy work to improve health equity. She has served as an Advisor to the WHO, and the Haitian Ministry of Health, and is a delegate to the Global Task Force for Cholera Control at WHO. She has collaborated with U.S. government, EU, multilateral, non-governmental organizations, and private industry partners. She mentors Haitian, American, and Irish physicians and students in global health implementation and research. She is the editor of a textbook on food insecurity and public health, and over 50 peer-reviewed published papers and chapters on global health issues.

    Dr. Ivers is a graduate of University College Dublin, Ireland where she received both her professional medical degrees, and a research doctorate in medicine. She completed residency in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the combined Harvard Infectious Diseases program. Dr. Ivers earned a diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health.

    Please see Dr. Ivers' Harvard Catalyst Profile for selected publications.

  • Jodi Ansel, BBA
    Administrative Manager

    Jodi Ansel has worked in international development for 25+ years, specializing in program operations, grants management, and administration. As Administrative Manager for Global Health, she is responsible for pre- and post-award management of a portfolio of domestic and international grants and contracts. She monitors all financial aspects and sponsor requirements of awards, with a focus on international subcontracts. Jodi provides technical assistance on best practices for the financial management of MGH Global Health’s contract and grants with our in-country grants management collaborators and principal investigators.

    Jodi Ansel has worked in international development for 25+ years, specializing in program operations, grants management, and administration. As Administrative Manager for Global Health, she is responsible for pre- and post-award management of a portfolio of domestic and international grants and contracts. She monitors all financial aspects and sponsor requirements of awards, with a focus on international subcontracts. Jodi provides technical assistance on best practices for the financial management of MGH Global Health’s contract and grants with our in-country grants management collaborators and principal investigators.

    Before coming to MGH, Jodi worked at the home office of Pathfinder International, a US-based, international NGO dedicated to sexual and reproductive health and rights. She was a technical specialist for program systems, serving as a resource for the organization’s development and use of program systems to promote quality management throughout the project life cycle.  Jodi received a Bachelor in Business Administration from UMASS/Amherst.

  • Dr. Stephen Asiimwe
    Program Director, Global Health Collaborative, MUST-MGH, Uganda

    Stephen Asiimwe is the Program Director of the Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST)-Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Global Health Collaborative (GHC). He is a Physician Scientist with many years of collaborative clinical and population based research as well as program design and implementation in Uganda. Previously, he was the Executive Director of ICOBI, a national NGO with leading community interventions and research into HIV, TB and Malaria. He has a degree in Medicine & Surgery from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda (1999) and a Masters Degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Case Western Reserve University Ohio (2006) as well as a doctorate in public health Epidemiology and Health Policy at the University of Georgia, USA (2013).

    Stephen Asiimwe is the Program Director of the Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST)-Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Global Health Collaborative (GHC). He is a Physician Scientist with many years of collaborative clinical and population based research as well as program design and implementation in Uganda. Previously, he was the Executive Director of ICOBI, a national NGO with leading community interventions and research into HIV, TB and Malaria. He has a degree in Medicine & Surgery from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda (1999) and a Masters Degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Case Western Reserve University Ohio (2006) as well as a doctorate in public health Epidemiology and Health Policy at the University of Georgia, USA (2013).

    Before taking on the role of Program Director, he was involved in 8-10 years of active clinical practice (general medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology and surgery). His work seeing patients in the clinic with preventable illnesses led to his interest in population health, particularly in work related to HIV and STI prevention and management.  Stephen is now Principal and Co Principal Investigator at the Kabwohe Clinical Research Center (KCRC) and Integrated Community Based Initiatives (ICOBI) respectively in Uganda, both of which are centers of excellence in clinical and community-based medical research in Uganda that conduct, multi-center HIV prevention clinical/community trials among others. He is also an attending Clinician, and Co-Investigator, involved with teaching and collaborative research projects with colleagues at the University of Washington (Seattle), University of Georgia, Harvard Center for Global Health, Makerere University and Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) in Uganda. Stephen is also an adjunct faculty and honorary lecturer of epidemiology and biostatistics at the MUST department of community health and assists train for the NIH supported MURTI program at MUST.

  • Sandra Butler, MPH
    Senior Manager, Global Business Strategy, CAMTech

    Sandra is the Senior Manager, Global Business Strategy for the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech), a program within the MGH Center for Global Health that is focused on accelerating medical technology innovation to improve health outcomes in resource-limited settings. 

    Sandra is the Senior Manager, Global Business Strategy for the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech), a program within the MGH Center for Global Health that is focused on accelerating medical technology innovation to improve health outcomes in resource-limited settings. 

    Prior to joining CAMTech, Sandra spent seven years working on USAID-funded programs, including two years living in Uganda working in zoonotic outbreak mitigation and response.  Most recently, Sandra moved to the private sector and worked in medication adherence in the domestic healthcare space followed by pandemic preparedness and vaccine manufacturing.  She is passionate about working at the intersection of business value and social value.  Sandra holds her BA from Colgate University and her MPH from Boston University School of Public Health.

  • Jon Chu
    Grant Administrator

    Jon joined MGH Global Health in August 2016 as a Grant Administrator.  He currently provides pre-award and post-award grants management support to Drs. Lynn Matthews, Mark Siedner, and Alexander Tsai for their essential HIV-related work in Africa.

    Jon joined MGH Global Health in August 2016 as a Grant Administrator.  He currently provides pre-award and post-award grants management support to Drs. Lynn Matthews, Mark Siedner, and Alexander Tsai for their essential HIV-related work in Africa.

    Previously, Jon served in Madagascar as a Peace Corps volunteer and worked in Denver as a medical case manager providing assistance to individuals diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Most recently, he worked as grant administrator at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard in Cambridge.

    He holds a B.S. in Biology from SUNY Geneseo in NY and M.A. in International Development from the Korbel School for International Studies in CO.

  • Christine Cooper-Vince, PhD
    Research Fellow

    Christine Cooper-Vince is a postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Global Psychiatry and the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Her research encompasses the investigation of parental and structural factors in the development and treatment of childhood mental health problems, as well as tele methods for expanding access to mental health care in low-resource settings. Her research aims to further investigate youth psychopathology within the context of familial mental and physical health to inform the development of novel community-based mental health interventions in Mbarara, Uganda.

    Christine Cooper-Vince is a postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Global Psychiatry and the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Her research encompasses the investigation of parental and structural factors in the development and treatment of childhood mental health problems, as well as tele methods for expanding access to mental health care in low-resource settings. Her research aims to further investigate youth psychopathology within the context of familial mental and physical health to inform the development of novel community-based mental health interventions in Mbarara, Uganda.

    Prior to beginning her postdoctoral research at MGH, Christine completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Boston University and her predoctoral clinical internship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy training track.

    Please see Dr. Cooper-Vince's Harvard Catalyst Profile for selected publications.

  • Hilarie Cranmer, MD, MPH
    Director of Global Disaster Response

    Dr. Cranmer is an emergency physician and educator working to advance practice standards for humanitarian responders. She has participated in the response to major humanitarian disasters, serving in the field during the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia, the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and the 2018 hurricane affected US and Caribbean. She served the Technical Advisor on Ebola for International Medical Corps during the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa and as Incident Commander for her teams deployed to the Philippines for Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, the Nepal Earthquake in 2015 and Hurricane Matthew- affected Haiti in 2016. 

    Dr. Cranmer is an emergency physician and educator working to advance practice standards for humanitarian responders. She has participated in the response to major humanitarian disasters, serving in the field during the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia, the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and the 2018 hurricane affected US and Caribbean. She served the Technical Advisor on Ebola for International Medical Corps during the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa and as Incident Commander for her teams deployed to the Philippines for Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, the Nepal Earthquake in 2015 and Hurricane Matthew- affected Haiti in 2016. 

    She is the first director of global disaster response at Massachusetts General Hospital’s (MGH) Center for Global Health, Cranmer is an Associate professor at the Harvard Medical School, Department of Emergency Medicine and also at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, in the Department of Global Health and Population. She continues to practice as clinical faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine at MGH. She was awarded the 2015 Institute for International Medicines’ Humanitarian Crises Response Award and the 2015 Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health Alumni Award of Merit, its highest honor annually bestowed.

    Please see Dr. Cranmer's Harvard Catalyst Profile for selected publications.

  • Pat Daoust, RN, MSN, FAAN
    Director, Global Nursing Program

    Pat Daoust, RN, MSN, FAAN, is the Director of the Global Nursing Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She sets the vision, operationalizes and provides leadership to all global nursing initiatives related to the organization’s mission. Pat serves on the Global Committee for the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care and the Advisory Committee for the Global Nursing Caucus.

    Pat Daoust, RN, MSN, FAAN, is the Director of the Global Nursing Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She sets the vision, operationalizes and provides leadership to all global nursing initiatives related to the organization’s mission. Pat serves on the Global Committee for the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care and the Advisory Committee for the Global Nursing Caucus.

    The reach and impact of her work spans three decades and two continents. As Director of Health Action AIDS for Physicians for Human Rights, she mobilized 10,000 health professionals to advocate for evidence-based policies related to the global AIDS epidemic, created the advocacy platform Health Rights=Healthy Women, developed innovative nursing programs that strengthen capacity to care for underserved populations  and testified at the US House of Representatives and Senate related to PEPFAR. She is unique in that she has disseminated her work in a variety of venues including presentations, book chapters, a documentary (highlighting the plight of grandmothers raising children of AIDS victims) and editorials published in the New York Times and Boston Globe. Her stature on the global stage is evidence by her invitation to be the first Chief Nursing Officer for the Global Health Service Program, a partnership between Peace Corps and Seed Global Health.

    Pat’s career trajectory is characterized by her enduring commitment to health as a human right and her dedication to the nursing profession. She has been the recipient of multiple awards including the Nursing Leadership Award by Sigma Theta Tau International, ANAC Public Service Award, AIDS Action Committee Heroes in Action Award, and the MGH Linda Kelly Visiting Scholar Recognition Award.

  • Nicholas Diamond, MPH
    Marketing and Communications Manager, CAMTech

    Nicholas is the Marketing and Communications Manager at CAMTech, where he leads the marketing and communications strategy for CAMTech and partners with CAMTech staff in India and Uganda to support international events and programs. He manages internal and external communications, including social media and press outreach. Nicholas is a graduate of the Boston University School of Public Health, and he received a graduate certificate in African Studies from the Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies. He speaks French and Wolof and is focused on improving health in vulnerable populations through strategic communications.

  • Lindsey Garrison
    Project Manager

    At MGH Global Health, Lindsey is responsible for managing an NIH-funded project that aims to analyze young women’s adherence to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for prevention of HIV in Thika and Kisumu, Kenya, and learn more about the risk analysis each woman conducts in deciding when she will start and stop taking PrEP.

    At MGH Global Health, Lindsey is responsible for managing an NIH-funded project that aims to analyze young women’s adherence to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for prevention of HIV in Thika and Kisumu, Kenya, and learn more about the risk analysis each woman conducts in deciding when she will start and stop taking PrEP.

    Prior to joining the Center for Global Health as a Project Manager in the research group, Lindsey worked at the FXB Center of the Harvard School of Public Health. There she was a Research Assistant with the Disaster Response and Resilience Program and worked with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative to develop interactive case studies evaluating previous disaster response.


    Lindsey holds a BA in public administration and public health from Elon University, and an MPH in global health from Boston University, with a concentration in program management and infectious diseases.

  • Matthew Gartland, MD
    Director, MGH Asylum Clinic at the Center for Global Health

    Matthew Gartland, MD, is the Director of the MGH Asylum Clinic at the MGH Center for Global Health and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. The Asylum Clinic is comprised of more than 50 volunteer clinicians who perform forensic medical and psychological evaluations of survivors of persecution and torture seeking asylum in the United States. Dr. Gartland founded the clinic in 2017 and continues his leadership supervising evaluations, training clinicians, and disseminating research on best practices in the field of asylum medicine. 

    Matthew Gartland, MD, is the Director of the MGH Asylum Clinic at the MGH Center for Global Health and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. The Asylum Clinic is comprised of more than 50 volunteer clinicians who perform forensic medical and psychological evaluations of survivors of persecution and torture seeking asylum in the United States. Dr. Gartland founded the clinic in 2017 and continues his leadership supervising evaluations, training clinicians, and disseminating research on best practices in the field of asylum medicine. 

    Dr. Gartland is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Immigrant Health Special Interest Group. He has worked extensively around the world on projects related to pediatric HIV and primary care in Mexico, Kenya, Zambia, and Liberia. Dr. Gartland earned his BA from Harvard College and his MD from Vanderbilt University. He completed residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an Adult Hospitalist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and a Pediatric Hospitalist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. 

    Please see Dr. Gartland's Harvard Catalyst Profile for selected publications.

  • Kristen Giambusso, MPH
    Project Manager, Global Disaster Response

    Kristen is a Project Manager for Mass General Global Health working with the Disaster Response Team and Administration. Kristen began her career at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as a project coordinator and went on to obtain her Master of Public Health degree from Boston University School of Public Health focusing on International Health.

    Kristen is a Project Manager for Mass General Global Health working with the Disaster Response Team and Administration. Kristen began her career at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as a project coordinator and went on to obtain her Master of Public Health degree from Boston University School of Public Health focusing on International Health.

    She has overseas work experience in Zimbabwe and Peru and has most recently been working primarily in clinical research at the University of California at San Francisco. Kristen received a Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) certificate from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and has volunteered administratively with the International Rescue Committee and as a disaster action team responder with the American Red Cross.

  • Dan Guiles, MD, MPHTM
    Uganda Site Director, Global Medicine Program

    Dr. Dan Guiles completed his residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, where he participated in the AMPATH program (Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare) in Eldoret Kenya.  Following residency, Dr. Guiles spent two years as a primary care internist and pediatrician for Spanish speaking patients at Federally Qualified Health Center in Indianapolis.  He then moved to New Orleans to pursue a Master’s degree in Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University.  During his time at Tulane, Dr. Guiles worked with the MGH Global Medicine program in Uganda, completing various projects related to the Bugoye Integrated Community Case Management Initiative (BIMI).

    Dr. Dan Guiles completed his residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, where he participated in the AMPATH program (Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare) in Eldoret Kenya.  Following residency, Dr. Guiles spent two years as a primary care internist and pediatrician for Spanish speaking patients at Federally Qualified Health Center in Indianapolis.  He then moved to New Orleans to pursue a Master’s degree in Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University.  During his time at Tulane, Dr. Guiles worked with the MGH Global Medicine program in Uganda, completing various projects related to the Bugoye Integrated Community Case Management Initiative (BIMI).

    Dr. Guiles’ ultimate interest is improving health systems through educational and research partnerships.  As the Uganda Site Director for the Global Medicine program he works closely with the departments of Internal Medicine and Community Health at Mbarara University of Science and Technology.  His responsibilities include clinical care, medical education, and coordination of the various components of the Global Medicine Program.

    Please see Dr. Guiles' Harvard Catalyst Profile.

  • Yodeline Guillaume, MA
    Research Associate

    Yodeline provides research and technical assistance for the implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive cholera control intervention in Haiti. She holds an M.A. in Sociology from Northeastern University with a concentration on the social structures that create and reproduce inequalities, including health disparities. In her current role, she is particularly interested in the social dimensions and dynamics of cholera in Haiti. Prior to joining MGH Global Health, she worked and volunteered with various academic, medical, and non-profit institutions aiming to improve health and education outcomes for marginalized groups in both the U.S. and Haiti.

  • Jessica Haberer, MD, MS
    Director of Global Health Research

    Jessica Haberer, MD, MS, is an internist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. She has been working in global health and studying adherence to antiretroviral medications for the treatment and prevention of HIV infection since the early 2000s. Her research focuses on real-time adherence monitoring and intervention. Current projects are based in Uganda, Kenya, and South Africa.

    Jessica Haberer, MD, MS, is an internist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. She has been working in global health and studying adherence to antiretroviral medications for the treatment and prevention of HIV infection since the early 2000s. Her research focuses on real-time adherence monitoring and intervention. Current projects are based in Uganda, Kenya, and South Africa.

    Please see Dr. Haberer's Harvard Catalyst profile for selected publications.

  • Ingrid Theresa Katz,M.D., MHS
    Research Scientist

    Dr. Katz is an Assistant Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, an Associate Physician in the Division of Women's Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and a Research Scientist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Global Health. Her research focuses on understanding factors driving health-behavior change among people living with HIV in South Africa, and designing socio-behavioral interventions to engage the most vulnerable populations in care. She has consistently maintained NIH funding since 2012.

    Dr. Katz is an Assistant Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, an Associate Physician in the Division of Women's Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and a Research Scientist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Global Health. Her research focuses on understanding factors driving health-behavior change among people living with HIV in South Africa, and designing socio-behavioral interventions to engage the most vulnerable populations in care. She has consistently maintained NIH funding since 2012.

    Dr. Katz has expertise in mixed-methods research, combining qualitative and quantitative techniques to understand barriers to care in hard to reach populations. She obtained a B.A. from Amherst College, a Master's in Health Science from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a medical degree at University of California at San Francisco. After completing her medical training in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, she received a Global Women's Health Fellowship. She has worked with multiple NGO's and multinational organizations, including the Population Council, UNICEF, and the World Health Organization. Dr. Katz has also served as an Editorial Fellow and a National Correspondent at the New England Journal of Medicine.

    Please see Dr. Katz's Harvard Catalyst profile for selected publications.

  • Jessica Kenney
    Program Manager, Global Medicine Program

    Jessica Kenney is the Program Manager for the Global Medicine Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Prior to joining the MGH Global Health, she provided immigration services to Partners-affiliated hospitals as a Senior Advisor in the International Office, and was an Account Manager for two Boston based marketing agencies, Arnold Worldwide and AMP Agency.

    Jessica Kenney is the Program Manager for the Global Medicine Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Prior to joining the MGH Global Health, she provided immigration services to Partners-affiliated hospitals as a Senior Advisor in the International Office, and was an Account Manager for two Boston based marketing agencies, Arnold Worldwide and AMP Agency.

    Jessica holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Development and Applied Economics from the University of Vermont and a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in International Health from Boston University.  During her MPH program, she worked as part of a field team in Kenya to evaluate the Community Health Worker component of the Community Health Strategy in partnership with the Ministry of Health, and she also co-created a tablet-based CommCare HQ mHealth application for Companeros Eñ Salud to assist medical residents with the active case finding of chronic disease in Chiapas, Mexico.  Jessica is dedicated improving access to health care globally and promoting international collaboration.

  • Vanessa Bradford Kerry, MD, MSc
    MGH Global Health Associate Director of Partnerships and Global Initiatives

    Dr. Kerry is the Associate Director of Partnerships and Global Initiatives at MGH Global Health. She helps to oversee clinical and education opportunities in global health and partnerships for MGH Global Health. She is also co-founder and the CEO of Seed Global Health. Having worked in resource‐limited settings for over a decade, Dr. Kerry has witnessed health inequities around many places in the world and how shortages of local health providers in their home countries contribute to those inequities. She believes that there should not - and need not - be two standards of care around the globe.  She envisions a solution where investing in health systems and health professional leadership can provide a sustainable, local solution to close disparities in care and health outcomes. Her work at Seed Global Health and in partnership with MGH is helping to close training and care gaps in sub-Saharan Africa through education. The Seed program sends American health professionals to help train the next generation of doctors, nurses and midwives in countries with critical health needs. These health professionals then teach others, creating a pipeline of needed, skilled providers and educators. Seed has helped train over 14,000 health professionals since its inception in 2012. Dr. Kerry also runs the Discovery Health MGH Fellowship which hosts South African academic clinician leaders to train at MGH for one year.

    Please see Dr. Kerry's Harvard Catalyst Profile for selected publications.

  • Lynn Matthews, MD, MPH
    Research Scientist

    Lynn T. Matthews is an Assistant Professor at HMS and an Assistant in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Division of Infectious Diseases and at MGH Global Health.

    Lynn T. Matthews is an Assistant Professor at HMS and an Assistant in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Division of Infectious Diseases and at MGH Global Health.

    She completed her undergraduate training at Swarthmore College, her medical degree at the University of Miami, internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, infectious disease fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and an MPH at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She uses mixed methods to to develop safer conception programs that support the safe achievement of reproductive goals for men and women living with HIV. She collaborates with partners in Mbarara, Uganda (Mbarara University of Science and Technology) and Durban, South Africa (MatCH Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand). Her work is supported by the NIH, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Harvard CFAR, and the Sullivan Family Foundation.

    Please see Dr. Matthews' Harvard Catalyst profile for selected publications.

  • Brett MacAulay
    Web Designer

    A graduate of Simon's Rock, Brett has worked for Mass General since 2004. He previously served as IT Manager for a Cambridge-based tech company and worked in the music industry as a performer, recording engineer, photographer, and designer. Recent projects include Allergy Pathway, Heading Home Healthy and ID Images.

  • Lindsey Martin, NP
    Deputy Director of Field Operations, Global Disaster Response

    Lindsey is a the Deputy Director of Field Operations for Mass General Hospital Global Disaster Response. Lindsey is trained as a critical care Nurse Practitioner with a focus on surgical critical care and trauma. After starting her NP career at University of Maryland Medical Center-Shock Trauma she joined the Blake 12 surgical ICU at Mass General in 2015. Lindsey’s work in disaster response began at the same time as a volunteer on the Global Disaster Response Team. Her deployments have included the 2015 Nepal Earthquake, 2016  Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, 2017 Hurricane Harvey in Houston and Maria in Puerto Rico. She has assumed the role of Team Leader on multiple deployments most recently leading a 26 member medical EMAC to Ponce, Puerto Rico. In addition she has participated in multiple training exercises and disaster simulations with MGH and its partner organizations. 

    Lindsey is a the Deputy Director of Field Operations for Mass General Hospital Global Disaster Response. Lindsey is trained as a critical care Nurse Practitioner with a focus on surgical critical care and trauma. After starting her NP career at University of Maryland Medical Center-Shock Trauma she joined the Blake 12 surgical ICU at Mass General in 2015. Lindsey’s work in disaster response began at the same time as a volunteer on the Global Disaster Response Team. Her deployments have included the 2015 Nepal Earthquake, 2016  Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, 2017 Hurricane Harvey in Houston and Maria in Puerto Rico. She has assumed the role of Team Leader on multiple deployments most recently leading a 26 member medical EMAC to Ponce, Puerto Rico. In addition she has participated in multiple training exercises and disaster simulations with MGH and its partner organizations. 

    Lindsey also has worked as public health clinical faculty at Northeastern University and has training in wilderness medicine and pre-hospital care as an EMT. Other international work includes volunteering with the Treatment Action Campaign in South Africa. She will be starting her Masters in Global Public health this year at Brown University.

  • Suzanne McCluskey, MD
    Research Scientist

    Dr. Suzanne McCluskey is an Instructor at Harvard Medical School and an Assistant in Medicine in the Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Infectious Diseases. She completed her medical degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, followed by an Internal Medicine residency at MGH and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at MGH and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

    Dr. Suzanne McCluskey is an Instructor at Harvard Medical School and an Assistant in Medicine in the Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Infectious Diseases. She completed her medical degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, followed by an Internal Medicine residency at MGH and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at MGH and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

    Her research is primarily based in Mbarara, Uganda and focuses on the epidemiology and management of HIV treatment failure and antiretroviral drug resistance in sub-Saharan Africa. She is working to explore and develop novel strategies to more accurately differentiate between patients that require second-line HIV therapy due to resistance versus those who, instead, could be maintained on first-line therapy and benefit from intensified adherence support.

    Please see Dr. McCluskey's Harvard Catalyst Profile for selected publications.

  • Kristian Olson, MD, MPH, DTM&H
    Director, Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech)

    Kristian Olson is the Director of the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech). CAMTech is an open innovation platform that facilitates Patient Driven Innovations from ideation to impact. Kris is a Pediatrician and Internist and serves as a member of the Core Educator Faculty at the Massachusetts General Hospital where he is also Chief Innovation Officer for the Department of Medicine’s Residency Program and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. He has worked in Thailand, Darfur, Indonesia, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Uganda, India, and the United States, is a serial innovator, and an architect of the CAMTech Innovation platform.

    Kristian Olson is the Director of the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech). CAMTech is an open innovation platform that facilitates Patient Driven Innovations from ideation to impact. Kris is a Pediatrician and Internist and serves as a member of the Core Educator Faculty at the Massachusetts General Hospital where he is also Chief Innovation Officer for the Department of Medicine’s Residency Program and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. He has worked in Thailand, Darfur, Indonesia, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Uganda, India, and the United States, is a serial innovator, and an architect of the CAMTech Innovation platform.

    He completed an undergraduate degree in biology at the University of British Columbia, medical school at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and his residency training in the Harvard Combined Medicine and Pediatrics Program. He trained in the Masters of Public Health program at the University of Sydney as a US Fulbright Scholar and completed a Diploma in Tropical Medicine at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

    In 2009, he was named to the Scientific American Top 10 Honor Roll as an individual who has demonstrated leadership in applying new technologies and biomedical discoveries for the benefit of humanity.

    Please see Dr. Olson's Harvard Catalyst Profile for selected publications.

  • Francine Parker
    Assistant to Dr. Hilarie Cranmer

    Francine has over 20 years of experience in the areas of administration, events management, marketing and operations supporting domestic and international programs in the IT sector.  As a Staff Assistant for Global Disaster Response, her work includes helping clinicians prepare for disaster response deployments from an operations and logistics perspective.  She helps the team produce events (trainings and conferences) from conception through completion and also provide assistance with post-event/disaster reporting and analysis. 

    Francine has over 20 years of experience in the areas of administration, events management, marketing and operations supporting domestic and international programs in the IT sector.  As a Staff Assistant for Global Disaster Response, her work includes helping clinicians prepare for disaster response deployments from an operations and logistics perspective.  She helps the team produce events (trainings and conferences) from conception through completion and also provide assistance with post-event/disaster reporting and analysis. 

    Francine is a graduate of Emmanuel College and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration, as well as a Project Management Certificate from Northern Essex Community College.

  • Kerry Phelan
    Administrative Staff Assistant to Dr. Louise Ivers

    Kerry Phelan joined MGH Global Health in 2018.  She is responsible for providing administrative support to the Executive Director, Dr. Louise Ivers, while maintaining a close and highly responsive relationship to all members of the department, and performing several cross-center administrative functions.

    Kerry Phelan joined MGH Global Health in 2018.  She is responsible for providing administrative support to the Executive Director, Dr. Louise Ivers, while maintaining a close and highly responsive relationship to all members of the department, and performing several cross-center administrative functions.

    Previously, she spent 6 years at the MGH Cancer Center as an Operation Associate and Patient Service Coordinator.  She graduated Merrimack College in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Public Health and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration at Endicott College.

  • Justin Rasmussen
    Project Manager

    Justin supports data analysis and coordinates research on-site for a longitudinal microenterprise, water security, health, and social network study in Mbarara, Uganda. He is especially interested in understanding the social and cultural context of mental illness in communities across East Africa.

    Justin supports data analysis and coordinates research on-site for a longitudinal microenterprise, water security, health, and social network study in Mbarara, Uganda. He is especially interested in understanding the social and cultural context of mental illness in communities across East Africa.

    Before joining MGH Global Health in 2016, Justin studied psychology at Macalester College where he completed several projects exploring the history, politics, and geography of health systems in his hometown, Mwanza, Tanzania.

  • Laurence J. Ronan, MD
    Director, Thomas S. Durant, MD Fellowship for Refugee Medicine

    Dr. Laurence J. Ronan is a staff physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Medical Director/Head Team Internist for the Boston Red Sox.

    Please see Dr. Ronan's Harvard Catalyst Profile for selected publications.

  • Frank Santo
    Grant Administrator, CAMTech

    Frank is the Financial Administrator for CamTECH’s Boston office. Frank began his career as a foster care case manager in the Bronx before leaving the world of social services to explore innovation in the healthcare space. Prior to joining the CAMTech team, Frank worked in various roles for several early-stage healthcare technology start-ups. He is most interested in how technology might be used to make the difficult jobs of front-line health and social service workers easier, and thus improve the efficiency of healthcare delivery systems.  He majored in English Literature at Dartmouth College.

  • Mary Sebert, RN, MPH
    International Nurse Program Manager

    Mary Sebert, RN, MPH is the International Nurse Program Manager for the MGH Center for Global Health, Nursing. Prior to coming to Boston, Ms. Sebert lived and worked in Uganda as a Global Heath Service Partnership volunteer, where she served as a visiting nurse faculty member at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST). During that time, she also served as a mentor in leadership for the nursing faculty, a role that continues through the partnership with MUST.  Her global work started in Romania as a Peace Corps Volunteer, where she worked in the development of Non-Governmental Organizations, specifically those focused on developing health care in the community and providing care for the elderly population.  Ms. Sebert is a registered nurse with more than 30 years of clinical education and managerial experience. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from South Dakota State University and a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Health Administration from the University of Oklahoma.

    Mary Sebert, RN, MPH is the International Nurse Program Manager for the MGH Center for Global Health, Nursing. Prior to coming to Boston, Ms. Sebert lived and worked in Uganda as a Global Heath Service Partnership volunteer, where she served as a visiting nurse faculty member at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST). During that time, she also served as a mentor in leadership for the nursing faculty, a role that continues through the partnership with MUST.  Her global work started in Romania as a Peace Corps Volunteer, where she worked in the development of Non-Governmental Organizations, specifically those focused on developing health care in the community and providing care for the elderly population.  Ms. Sebert is a registered nurse with more than 30 years of clinical education and managerial experience. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from South Dakota State University and a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Health Administration from the University of Oklahoma.

    Presently, Ms. Sebert works with the MGH Global Nursing Fellowship Program, offering short-term fellowships to specialized nurses who provide didactic instruction and clinical mentorship to partner programs in Uganda and Tanzania.  She also conducts an annual 10-day Leadership Training Program for partners in South Africa and Uganda.

  • Mark Siedner, MD
    Research Scientist

    Mark Siedner is an Associate Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Assistant Physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Massachusetts General Hospital. His research program, based in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and Mbarara, Uganda, lies at the intersection between population health and clinical research, and is aimed at mitigating the causes of morbidity and mortality among people living with HIV in low-income countries.

    Mark Siedner is an Associate Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Assistant Physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Massachusetts General Hospital. His research program, based in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and Mbarara, Uganda, lies at the intersection between population health and clinical research, and is aimed at mitigating the causes of morbidity and mortality among people living with HIV in low-income countries.

    Projects include 1) directing a longitudinal cohort study of aging HIV-infected persons and matched HIV-uninfected controls to discern the HIV-related epidemiology of aging in rural Uganda; 2) leading an NIH and PEPFAR-funded randomized clinical trial to estimate the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of resistance testing to improve management of virologic failure; and 3) leading a translational research program to understand the pathophysiology of chronic HIV and their population-level impacts in rural South Africa. He also serves as the primary global health mentor to over a dozen medical students, medical trainees and journal faculty, and has been recognized for this work with the Harvard Medical School Young Mentor Award. He is a Visiting Associate Professor of Medicine at the Mbarara University of Science and Technology, where he teaches courses on quantitative methods and grant writing, and is the Director of Clinical Research at the Africa Health Research Institute.

    Please see Dr. Siedner's Harvard Catalyst profile for selected publications.

  • Geren Stone, MD, DTM&H
    Director, Global Medicine Program

    Dr. Geren Stone completed his Internal Medicine/Primary Care residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Following residency, Dr. Stone received a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  Dr. Stone then worked with Indiana University as the Medicine Team Liaison for the AMPATH program (Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare) in Eldoret, Kenya.  In that role, he coordinated the experiences of visiting medical students and residents while also holding teaching and clinical responsibilities as a Visiting Lecturer for Moi University. He worked closely with the leadership of Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital to examine the quality of care on the medical wards and to create systems for continual improvement.

    Dr. Geren Stone completed his Internal Medicine/Primary Care residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Following residency, Dr. Stone received a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  Dr. Stone then worked with Indiana University as the Medicine Team Liaison for the AMPATH program (Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare) in Eldoret, Kenya.  In that role, he coordinated the experiences of visiting medical students and residents while also holding teaching and clinical responsibilities as a Visiting Lecturer for Moi University. He worked closely with the leadership of Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital to examine the quality of care on the medical wards and to create systems for continual improvement.

    Originally from Atlanta, Dr. Stone received a Bachelor degree in Sociology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He then worked in Tajikistan with physicians providing medical training in family medicine and caring for TB patients in the prison system.  After that experience, he returned to earn his Medical Degree from University of Virginia School of Medicine.

    Ultimately, his interest is engaging disparities and the systems that generate them.  He returned to MGH as the Global Medicine program director with a desire to work and think creatively in building mutually beneficial partnerships locally and globally that train leaders, allow for cutting edge innovation and research, and impact the health of communities.  Working as a primary care provider for Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, he hopes to model a career engaging vulnerable populations locally and globally.

    Please see Dr. Stone's Harvard Catalyst Profile for selected publications.

  • Elisabeth Tadiri
    Research Assistant

    Elisabeth Tadiri joined MGH Global Health as a Research Assistant in 2017. She currently provides data management and technical support to Haiti-based projects related to cholera transmission as well as Zika virus. Prior to her current work, Elisabeth worked as a Research Assistant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Division of Global Health Equity, supporting the All Babies Count initiative to reduce neonatal mortality in Rwanda.

    Elisabeth Tadiri joined MGH Global Health as a Research Assistant in 2017. She currently provides data management and technical support to Haiti-based projects related to cholera transmission as well as Zika virus. Prior to her current work, Elisabeth worked as a Research Assistant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Division of Global Health Equity, supporting the All Babies Count initiative to reduce neonatal mortality in Rwanda.

    Elisabeth graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Community Health, and in Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizational Studies. During her undergraduate program, Elisabeth conducted research in Salvador, Brazil, which focused on geospatial analysis of leishmaniasis incidence in the state of Bahia. She also interned at the World Health Organization Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases, where she assisted in the development of a manual to facilitate modeling and mapping of soil-transmitted helminthiasis prevalence in endemic countries.

  • Alexander Tsai, MD
    Research Scientist

    Dr. Alexander Tsai is a board-certified psychiatrist at the Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Director for Trainee Development in the Chester M. Pierce, MD Division of Global Psychiatry; and a faculty affiliate at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. Through his research, he seeks to understand how large-scale social forces such as violence, stigma, and food and water insecurity conspire to undermine health and mental health among the poor and excluded. His principal research platform is a population-based social network cohort in rural Uganda. In 2011, Dr. Tsai received the American Psychiatric Association's Health Services Research Early Career Award, which is given annually to a single psychiatrist under the age of 40. Prior to his appointment at Mass General, he completed a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University and his residency training in general adult psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco.

    Dr. Alexander Tsai is a board-certified psychiatrist at the Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Director for Trainee Development in the Chester M. Pierce, MD Division of Global Psychiatry; and a faculty affiliate at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. Through his research, he seeks to understand how large-scale social forces such as violence, stigma, and food and water insecurity conspire to undermine health and mental health among the poor and excluded. His principal research platform is a population-based social network cohort in rural Uganda. In 2011, Dr. Tsai received the American Psychiatric Association's Health Services Research Early Career Award, which is given annually to a single psychiatrist under the age of 40. Prior to his appointment at Mass General, he completed a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University and his residency training in general adult psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco.

    Please see Dr. Tsai's Harvard Catalyst profile for selected publications.

  • Brian Zanoni, MD, MPH
    Research Scientist

    Dr. Zanoni obtained his MD from Georgetown University and completed a combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency at Baylor College of Medicine. He then worked in sub-Saharan Africa from 2006 to 2012 treating both adults and children with HIV and TB, conducting pediatric HIV-outcomes research, and training local staff in HIV management.

    Dr. Zanoni obtained his MD from Georgetown University and completed a combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency at Baylor College of Medicine. He then worked in sub-Saharan Africa from 2006 to 2012 treating both adults and children with HIV and TB, conducting pediatric HIV-outcomes research, and training local staff in HIV management.

    While living in South Africa, he founded the non-profit organization, Umndeni Care Program which focuses on in home HIV and TB testing and linkage to care in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He completed an Infectious Disease and HIV fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Woman’s Hospital and received an MPH from Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health.  He is currently an instructor at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. His research focuses on transition care for HIV-infected adolescents in South Africa.

    Please see Dr. Zanoni's Harvard Catalyst Profile for selected publications.

  • Radka Stepanska
    Staff Assistant

    Radka Stepanska joined MGH Global Health in 2016. Her primary responsibility involves providing administrative and program support to Principal Investigators. She is responsible for coordinating and managing all communications and administrative support functions for the Principal Investigators.

    Radka Stepanska joined MGH Global Health in 2016. Her primary responsibility involves providing administrative and program support to Principal Investigators. She is responsible for coordinating and managing all communications and administrative support functions for the Principal Investigators.

    Radka manages IRB for researchers’ portfolios, procures equipment and supplies to support research studies in foreign countries, processing wire transfers, handles foreign travel reservations and reconciliations, and manages general administrative tasks.