Harvard Global Health Institute Welcomes New Cohorts of Fellows
The three HGHI Fellowship Programs support emerging leaders to advance their work in global health practice, education, and research.
August 7th, 2023 – The Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) announced the 2023 recipients of its three fellowship programs. The HGHI fellowship programs—the new HGHI Burke Climate and Health Fellowship, the HGHI Burke Global Health Fellowship, and the Harvard LEAD Fellowship for Promoting Women in Global Health—offer valuable opportunities for global health leaders to advance their careers, receive expert mentorship, and connect with Harvard’s diverse community of health professionals. The fellows were chosen based on the quality of their previous work, proposed fellowship projects, and demonstrated commitment to promoting health equity and justice.
“HGHI fellows are emerging leaders in global health practice, education, and research who have committed themselves to driving innovative solutions to some of the most urgent threats to health worldwide,” said Dr. Louise Ivers, Faculty Director at HGHI. “At HGHI, we are grateful to work closely with this highly accomplished group to advance our mission of addressing the most pressing threats to health equity worldwide through research, policy, education, and partnership.”
The Harvard Global Health Institute Climate and Health Burke Fellowship supports scholarly research at the important intersection of climate change and global health, an up-and-coming, transdisciplinary area of study. This year’s fellows are:
- Annikki Herranen-Tabibi, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School
- Jenny Lee, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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The Harvard Global Health Institute Burke Global Health Fellowship provides funding for Harvard junior faculty members to pursue innovative research and curriculum development in global health. This financial support enables fellows to focus on research and helps to catalyze their careers. This year’s fellows are:
- Lao-Tzu Allan-Blitz, MD, MPH, Instructor at Harvard Medical School, Internal Medicine Physician in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
- Demetrice “Dee” Jordan, PhD, MPH, Instructor at Harvard Medical School, Council Member of the American Geographical Society
- Maria Nardell, MD, MPH, Instructor at Harvard Medical School, Associate Scientist in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- Shela Sridhar, MD, MPH, Instructor at Harvard Medical School, Hospitalist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital
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The Harvard LEAD Fellowship offers leadership development and mentorship support for emerging women leaders from low- and middle-income countries. This year’s fellows are:
- Cindy Chan Tha, M.Med.Sc., MBBS, (Southeast Asia), Medical Doctor
- Marie Roseline Darnycka Belizaire, MD, MPH, FETP, MSc (Haiti), Emergency Preparedness Lead, World Health Organization (Central African Republic)
- Brenda Kateera, MD, MPH (Rwanda), Country Director, Clinton Health Access Initiative
- Katherine Ann V. Reyes, MD, MPP (Philippines), Program Lead, Health Promotion Program, National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines Manila
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About the Harvard Global Health Institute Climate and Health Burke Fellowship Program
Launched in February 2023 and hosted in collaboration with the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability at Harvard University, the HGHI Burke Climate and Health Fellowship is a 2-year program for eligible research fellows, post-doctoral scholars, and early career faculty pursuing research at the intersection of climate change and global health. Throughout their fellowship year, climate and health fellows work closely with their Harvard faculty mentors on their proposed research projects and are uniquely connected to cross-University engagements on climate change. The fellowship is supported through the generous gift of Harvard alumna Katherine States Burke, AB ’79, and her husband, T. Robert Burke.
About the Harvard Global Health Institute Burke Global Health Fellowship Program
The HGHI Burke Global Health Fellowship provides funding for Harvard junior faculty members across the University to pursue innovative research, curriculum development, and teaching in global health. For its alumni, the HGHI Burke Global Health Fellowship has served as a career catalyst, coming at a critical juncture in faculty’s academic development. It gives Harvard junior faculty the financial freedom to focus on critical work that promises to drive novel insights and transformation in global health. The HGHI Burke Global Health Fellowship and the HGHI Burke Climate and Health Fellowship (below) are made possible through the generous support of Harvard alumna Katherine States Burke, AB’79, and her husband, T. Robert Burke, who established the Burke Fund to help launch and advance the careers of promising early career researchers in global health.
About the Harvard Learn, Engage, Advance, Disrupt “LEAD” Fellowship for Promoting Women in Global Health
Founded in 2019, the Harvard LEAD Fellowship is a collaboration between the Harvard Global Health Institute and the Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Made possible by the generous support of Jane Jie Sun, the mission of LEAD is to promote leadership skills in women from low- and middle-income countries, where women deliver over 70% of healthcare yet make up only 5% of executive positions. The 2023-2024 cohort of LEAD fellows will commence their year of leadership development, mentorship, and training this September. During the fellowship, they will engage in individualized leadership training, work with world-class faculty, enroll in Harvard executive education courses, participate in skill-building workshops, and take part in extensive mentorship and coaching programs.
About the Harvard Global Health Institute
The Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) is an interfaculty initiative that facilitates collaboration across the Harvard community and partners worldwide to advance global health equity. We tackle the greatest health challenges of our time through innovative transdisciplinary research, education, and partnerships that build knowledge and drive positive change in global health.
Communications and Events Manager, Harvard Global Health Institute