Fellows from the Cohort Year: 2018

Tyler Spencer

Non-profit Leader
Mexico City


Tyler Spencer founded Grassroots Health (formerly The Grassroot Project) in 2009 when he was a student-athlete at Georgetown University. He had worked for several summers training soccer players in South Africa to use soccer as a tool for HIV prevention (Grassroot Soccer)...

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Anjali Singh Kulkarni

Public Health Specialist & Adjunct Associate Professor
New Delhi


Anjali Singh Kulkarni, trained in public health and social work also holds a bachelor’s degree in Law. With 21 years of work experience in public health with many international organizations such as Family Health International, Population Services International, India Canada Collaborative HIV/AIDS Project and CARE India, she has taken a sabbatical to pursue her research interests...

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Stephen Sevalie

Commanding Officer | Psychiatrist

Sierra Leone

Stephen Sevalie has a background in psychiatry, research, development and public health. He is in charge of medical services in the Sierra Leone Army and in charge of clinical services for COVID-19 while providing leadership on the health system in Sierra Leone.

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Zeina Saliba

Psychiatrist and Family Medicine Physician & Assistant Professor
Washington D.C.

United States

Dr. Zeina Saliba is a board-certified psychiatrist and family medicine physician, as well as an assistant professor at the George Washington University. She is the inpatient medical director for psychiatric and behavioral health services at the George Washington University Hospital, overseeing the psychiatric unit and consultation services...

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Christina Rosenthal

Dentist & Non-profit Leader
Memphis, Tennessee

United States

Dr. Christina Rosenthal is the owner of a general dental practice and founder of a non-profit organization, The 516 Foundation, Inc. In each of these capacities, her life’s primary purpose is fulfilled, which is a strong willingness to serve. The dental practice allows service through direct patient care, and the foundation's work seeks to develop a new generation of healthcare leaders, who will ultimately decrease health disparities in communities of vulnerability...

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Emily MacDonald

Director of Business Operations
Chicago, Illinois

United States

Emily MacDonald is the Director of Business Operations for Erie Family Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Chicago, IL serving 88,000 patients in over 70 languages each year, regardless of ability to pay or immigration status. She leads and supports efforts across the organization’s 13 clinics related to reproductive health, hospital partnerships, and clinical education programs...

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Deborrah Liao

Municipal Health Officer


Dr. Deborrah Liao is a primary care physician working in the rural, remote area in the Visayas region in the Philippines. She implements public health programs and provides primary care, specially to communities living in geographically-isolated parts of the region. Now that the Universal Health Care Law is being fully implemented in the country, she endeavors to improve provision of health services in the community in order to have better health outcomes with a healthier and more resilient community.

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Jonatan Konfino

Doctor and Health Official
Buenos Aires


Dr. Jonatan Konfino is a medical doctor, Master in Clinical Effectiveness and PhD in Medicine at the University of Buenos Aires. He is a researcher at CEDES, one of the most important research centers in Argentina, focusing on social medicine, public health and non-communicable diseases...

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Kai Kennedy

Vice Chair of Equity and Full Professor
Oakland, California

United States

Dr. Kai Kennedy serves as Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Equity in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She also serves jointly on faculty at the Global Brain Health Institute at UCSF and Trinity College Dublin in Ireland...

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James Huang

Family Physician
Washington, DC

United States

Dr. James Huang is the director of student health services at Gallaudet University. Previously, he was the medical director of family medicine at Unity Health Care which ensures organizational commitment to delivering high quality care to underserved communities in DC...

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