Louise C. Ivers
Dr. Louise C. Ivers, MD, MPH, DTM&H is the Faculty Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute and the Executive Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Global Health. Dr. Ivers is also the David Bangsberg Endowed Chair in Global Health Equity at MGH and a Professor of Medicine and Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Ivers has spent her career providing care to the rural and urban poor and engaging in patient-oriented investigation that offer solutions to barriers to healthcare. She works on the design, implementation, and evaluation of large-scale public health programs in resource-limited settings with the goal of achieving health equity. She has worked on healthcare delivery in India, Southeast Asia, and Africa. From 2003-2017, Dr. Ivers served in various leadership roles for Partners in Health, including Clinical Director, Chief of mission, and Director of 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 and is involved in global policy and advocacy.
Belinda Clerisme is the Executive Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute and works in partnership with the Faculty Director to execute the strategic vision for the institute. She is responsible for oversight of all administrative and financial activities, including strategy, financial planning, fundraising, space planning, human resources, and communications.
She brings to HGHI a strong background in financial management and strategic planning. Among the many highlights of her career are serving as Executive Director of Administration for the Harvard College Dean of Students Office; Director of Strategic Planning for MedStar Georgetown University Hospital; International Finance Director for Partners In Health; and Senior Finance and Planning Administrator for Harvard Medical School. She also served as the Treasurer for the Board of Directors of Anseye Pou Ayiti (Teach for Haiti).
Manager, Finance and Administration
Yaye Cherif leads the finance team at the Harvard Global Health Institute. She has the primary responsibility for the department’s financial planning and processing, budgeting and forecasting, ensuring smooth operational activities, and maintaining productive and mutually beneficial collaborations with relevant external offices (OPP, HUIT, Harvard AP, etc.).
Prior to HGHI, Yaye worked as a Finance and Operations Manager at the Harvard ALI, where she was responsible for managing the department’s finances and operations, including budgeting and forecasting, account payables and receivables, donations, program fees, and single and multi-year financial planning. Before that, she worked as an Administrator at the Harvard University Office for Sponsored Programs, where she managed both federal and non-federal U.S awards, international awards, and served as a steward for maintaining data integrity and compliance in the management of research funds.
Bethany-Rose (BR) Daubman
Director of Fellowships
Bethany-Rose (BR) Daubman, MD, is Co-Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Global Palliative Care Program, an Associate in Global Health of the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health, an Affiliate of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School through the Program in Global Palliative Care, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Daubman's work is focused on educational interventions to relieve suffering for vulnerable populations within the US, globally, and through disaster response. She has partnered with local palliative care leaders to develop educational programs and expand services in countries such as Jamaica, Brazil, and Chile.
Somewhat closer to home, and in collaboration with the Northern Plains American Indian Palliative Care Collaborative, a Community Advisory Board of enrolled Tribal members, and the Massachusetts General Hospital Rural Health Program, Dr. Daubman is working to develop culturally-responsive palliative care for American Indian communities in South Dakota.
You can read Dr. Daubman’s Harvard Catalyst Profile for selected publications.
Financial and Administrative Coordinator
Gabriel Jimenez is the Financial and Administrative Coordinator at the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI), where he manages financial processings such as account payables and receivables, reimbursements, as well as ensuring the seamless flow of operational activities and administrative efficiency.
Prior to joining HGHI, he managed the surgical coordination at the Digestive Disease Institute in Cleveland Clinic, overseeing multiple aspects of operating rooms across South Florida for Gastroenterology, Colorectal, and Transplant surgeons. Additionally, in his previous role, he served as a pivotal link between healthcare fellows and the financial aspects of patients to obtain the care they needed.
Associate Director of Programs
Carolina (Carol) Lucey, is the Associate Director of Programs at the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI). She oversees all programming efforts for the Institute and assists the Institute's executive leadership in developing and operationalizing its strategic plan, implementing continuous improvement strategies for current programs, designing new offerings, and building productive collaboration with key stakeholders, including faculty and academic units across the University, as well as external organizations.
Emily Maguire manages the Harvard Global Health Institute’s undergraduate student engagement initiatives.
Prior to joining HGHI in 2015, she worked with Education First and the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. She earned a Master’s in Education from Harvard and a BA in Psychology from Boston College.
Assistant Director of Fellowships
Olivia manages the Harvard Global Health Institute's fellowship programs. The LEAD Fellowship for Promoting Women in Global Health and the Burke Global Health Fellowship.
Prior to joining HGHI in 2019, she managed international fellowship programs and trainee education at Boston Children's Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery and EqualHealth. Olivia earned a Master’s in Healthcare Administration from Regis College and a B.A. in Public Health.
Assistant Director of Programs
Carissa Novak is the Assistant Director of Programs, overseeing all programmatic work at HGHI. Prior to joining HGHI, she worked at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment with an ecology and infectious disease research team, where she spent time living and working in Madagascar.
She also worked at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill managing a large-scale sexual assault research network, which included leading the first ever prospective study of sexual assault trauma in adult women in the US. She lived and worked in Kenya and Uganda while studying barriers to reproductive healthcare, specifically in seeking treatment for HPV and cervical cancer. She received her Master of Science in Global Health from Duke University’s Global Health Institute, and her BA in International Relations from Auburn University.
Program Manager, GlobalMentalHealth@Harvard Initiative
Katy O'Neill is the Program Manager for the GlobalMentalHealth@Harvard Initiative and the Assistant to Professor Vikram Patel. Based in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, she is responsible for the administrative tasks, event programing, and communications of the Initiative as well as supporting Dr. Patel's administrative needs.
Katy O’Neill is the Program Manager for two mental health programs at Harvard Medical School: the Mental Health For All Lab and the GlobalMentalHealth@MentalHealthForAllLab Initiative. As Program Manager of the Mental Health For All Lab, Katy oversees research program activities, proposed and current projects, and supervision of staff and students. She collaborates with research partners and related institutions across Harvard and around the world. Katy received her Master in Public Health from Boston University, specializing in Global Health in 2019. Her primary research interests include the intersection of gender, interpersonal relationships and mental health. Prior to joining Harvard, Katy was the Financial Aid Officer at Boston University School of Theology and a part-time Research Assistant for the Global & Local Center for Mental Health Disparities at Boston University School of Medicine.
Communications and Events Manager
Carmen brings to the Harvard Global Health Institute over 10 years of experience in marketing and communications in higher education. She has previously worked at the University of Chicago, Stanford University, Texas A&M University, and most recently at the Bertarelli Institute for Family Entrepreneurship at Babson College.
Originally from Hong Kong, Carmen had been working as a food and travel writer and editor for various lifestyle magazines there before coming to the U.S. She now writes for publications both in her hometown and in the U.S., covering topics from arts and culture to feminism and literature. You can find her writing in Vogue Hong Kong, Undomesticated, Canto Cutie, and City Magazine. She is a contributor to the anthology Hong Kong Noir (Akashic, December 2018) and a co-author of several business case studies, including Diunsa: An Entrepreneurial Family’s Digital Response to COVID-19 in the journal Entrpreneurship Education and Pedagogy.
Carmen is also active in promoting cultural exchange through the arts. She has been a member of the Governing Board of the Asian Pop-Up Cinema in Chicago since 2021.
Carmen received her MBA from Babson College and her BA in English from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She speaks and writes fluently in three languages: English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.
Senior Program Coordinator
Luke Testa currently supports programmatic initiatives focused on global HIV equity and climate change and health. Luke also supports HGHI's communications portfolio.
Luke is a part-time student at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health where he is studying to earn a Masters of Public Health in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Luke's interests fall at the intersection of implementation science and behavioral health.