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Fellows with Interest or Expertise in: Policy/Advocacy

Melikte Paulos Weldetensaye

Non-profit Leader
Addis Ababa

Ethiopia

Melikte Paulos Weldetensaye is the founder and executive director of ZuZu for health and education, a non-profit organization based in Ethiopia, which aims to provide free mental health resources and promote inclusive education. In this role, she designs various projects and teaching manuals that promote mental health for women and youth, as well as audio educational materials for blind and visually impaired students...

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Kuhika Seth

Social Scientist
Delhi

India

Researching on health systems for a decade, Kuhika Seth is a social scientist who has worked on sexual and reproductive health of young girls and women. She is currently working at International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), India. In this role, Kuhika works closely with diverse stakeholders from Asia and Africa to build a comprehensive plan using experiential learning and gamification to shift biomedical HIV research trial norms in the favor and for the benefit of the end-users...

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Daniel Mistak

Director of Healthcare Initiatives for Justice-Involved Populations
Akron, Ohio

United States

Daniel Mistak is acting president and director of Health Care Initiatives for Justice-Involved Populations at Community Oriented Correctional Health Services. Dan connects community systems of care to services provided in jails to improve care on both sides of the wall...

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Felicia Mburu

Disability Rights Activist
Nairobi

Kenya

Felicia Mburu holds a masters in international human rights law from American University, Washington College of Law. Felicia is interested in pursuing the rights of persons with disabilities to live and be included in the community on an equal basis with others. In the past, Felicia has worked with various civil societies in Kenya, Latvia, Hungary, the United States and across Africa on intersectional matters of gender and disability justice...

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Maymunah Yusuf Kadiri

Psychiatrist
Lagos

Nigeria

Dr. Maymunah Yusuf Kadiri, popularly referred as the "Celebrity Shrink" is a multiple award-winning mental health physician, advocate and coach who is passionate about people’s mental wellness and provides workable tools to ensure that. Maymunah is a leading voice in Nigeria on mental health and wellness and has almost 20 years of experience as a practicing physician...

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Shatyam Issur

Human Rights Advocate
Vacoas-Phoenix

Mauritius

Shatyam Issur is a human rights advocate whose career focuses on harm reduction, social and mental well-being, and HIV prevention and treatment for key populations, including people who use/inject drugs, sex workers, LGBTQIA+ community, and people living with HIV. Currently, Shatyam is the director of the Collectif Urgence Toxida, a local NGO that provides harm reduction services to people who use drugs...

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Nicholas Grant

Clinical Psychologist
Honolulu, Hawaii

United States

Nick Grant, Ph.D., ABPP, is a clinical psychologist currently serving in the U.S. Navy. He obtained his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University, where he worked as a research assistant with the Center for LGBTQ Evidence-based Applied Research (CLEAR). He concurrently completed the LGBT Health Policy & Practice Graduate Certificate Program at George Washington University...

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Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman

Broadcast Journalist and News Anchor
Accra

Ghana

Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman is a Pulitzer Center grantee and a multiple award-winning broadcast journalist and news anchor working for EIB Network in Ghana. He is a regular contributor on the US Public Radio program, "The World,'' as a freelance journalist reporting on health inequities, social justice and sustainable development...

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Christy Adeola Braham

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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Geminn Louis Apostol

Environmental Health Specialist
Manila

Philippines

Dr. Geminn Louis Apostol is a physician, educator, and researcher specializing in environmental public health, climate-resilient health systems, and socio-ecological determinants of health. He currently serves as a scientist for the Philippine Inter-Agency Committee on Environmental Health (IACEH) where he helps convene government, academia, civil society and the private sector towards generating evidence, developing policies, and operationalizing programs for environmental protection and public health promotion...

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