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Fellows with Interest or Expertise in: Immigrant and Refugee Health

Nyabony Gat

Program Director
Anchorage, Alaska

United States

Nyabony Gat is a Program Director for the Peer Leader Navigators Program at Alaska Literacy Program (ALP) focusing on health outreach, connection and navigating healthcare and social services. She supports individuals in building language skills at ALP, and collaboratively works on building integrated career pathways for limited English proficient populations and she co-leads an ESL focused pre-apprenticeship training in health care program...

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Christy Adeola Braham

Labor Researcher & Activist
Brussels

Belgium

Christy Adeola Braham is a researcher and activist working at the intersection of health, labor and migration. She serves as workers' health coordinator at Women in Informal Employment - Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), a global research-policy-action network dedicated to improving working conditions for the working poor within the informal economy...

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Rana Al-Qawasmi

Nutritionist and Public Health Specialist
Jerusalem

Palestine

Rana al Qawasmi is a Palestinian nutritionist, public health specialist, and Hubert Humphrey alumna for Public Health Policies and Management. She works as a health systems strengthening consultant for the Stability, Services and Reform Program by DFID. In her role Rana works on strengthening and developing healthcare status and services for Palestinians through policies, despite political and social barriers...

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Gloria Annette Aguirre

Artist & Community Advocate
San Francisco, California

United States

Gloria Aguirre is an artist and community advocate in San Francisco, serving as program manager for community outreach at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. Advocating for long term investments to improve health literacy and access to care in often marginalized communities, she believes that humanity’s most powerful tools for change are curiosity and creativity...

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Oscar Ramírez

Industrial Engineering
Lima

Peru

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Oscar Ramírez is a professional in industrial engineering with more than 10 years of experience in the coordination, monitoring and evaluation of social projects, with more time dedicated to community health projects and specifically related to tuberculosis.

He has been the coordinator of the TB Country Project - Peru of the Global Fund during the grant 2016 - 2019, where special attention was paid to vulnerable populations such as people deprived of liberty, patients with resistant tuberculosis and at risk of abandonment of treatment, and patients with TB / HIV co-infection...

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­­­Marx Itabelo Lwabanya

Hospital Medical Director
Nundu

Democratic Republic of Congo

Dr. Marx Itabelo Lwabanya is the Medical Director at Nundu Deaconess Hospital and the Executive Director & Co-founder of JALI AFYA, a non-profit in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Marx is passionate about empowering healthcare workers to address mental health and trauma to provide holistic care for patients...

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­­­Peter Gan Kim Soon

Public Health Physician
Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia

Peter Gan Kim Soon is a multidisciplinary public health physician and an amateur humanitarian. He works at the nexus between providing primary care and developing and advocating evidence-based health policy and research. Additionally, he aspires to use public health to disrupt the system in a responsible way to achieve Sustainable Development Goals through health for all...

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­­­Medha Makhlouf

Associate Professor of Law & Medical-Legal Partnership Director
Carlisle, Pennsylvania

United States

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Medha D. Makhlouf is a professor of law and the founding director of the Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic at Penn State Dickinson Law. She is also an assistant professor (by courtesy) in the Department of Public Health Sciences at Penn State College of Medicine...

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­­­Gilberto Lopez

Assistant Professor & Social Scientist
Phoenix, Arizona

United States

Dr. Gilberto Lopez is a broadly trained social scientist with experience in mixed methods of research. He is particularly interested in identifying and addressing structural and cultural factors that pattern the unequal distribution of disease in racialized minority and rural populations...

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­­­Gabrielle Jackson

Clinical Social Worker
Washington, DC

United States

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Gabrielle Jackson (she/her) is a clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and facilitator in the Washington DC metropolitan area. She has a passion for mental health, wellness, accessibility to resources, and collective healing, with an emphasis on Black immigrants and their families and communities...

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