Meet our Institute for Global Health faculty and staff. See the pages below for bios, photos and more information:

Core Faculty

Sofia Gruskin, J.D., MIA Sofia Gruskin, JD, MIA - Director, USC Institute for Global Health and Program on Global Health & Human Rights
Laura Ferguson, PH.D., MSC, M.A. Laura Ferguson, PhD, MSc, MA - Associate Director, Program on Global Health & Human Rights
Shubha Kumar, PhD, MPH Shubha Kumar, PhD, MPH - Director, Distance Education Programs
Mellissa Withers, Ph.D., MHS Mellissa Withers, PhD, MHS - Director, APRU Global Health Program

Affiliated Faculty

Heather Wipfli, Ph.D. Heather Wipfli, PhD - Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine
Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, MPH, Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, MPH - Director, Center for Health Equity in the Americas
Kiros Berhane, Ph.D., MSc Kiros Berhane, PhD, MSc - Professor of Preventive Medicine
Jonathan Samet, M.D., M.S. Jonathan Samet, MD, MS - Dean, Colorado School of Public Health
Daniel Tarantola Daniel Tarantola, MD - Adjunct Professor of Research, Program on Global Health & Human Rights

Staff & Fellows

Anmol Diwan, LL.M, B.A.LL.B Anmol Diwan, LL.M, B.A.LL.B - Legal Fellow, Program on Global Health & Human Rights
Irene Garcia Irene Garcia - Administrator
Ursula McPhersn-Vitkus Ursula McPherson-Vitkus - Project Specialist
Alexandra Nicholson Alexandra Nicholson, MS - Affiliate, Program on Global Health & Human Rights
Sabel Morales, MSW - Sabel Morales, MSW Program Manager, USC Institute for Global Health University of Southern California Location: SSB 318L Telephone: (323) 865-0415 Email: Sabel Morales is the Program Manager for the USC Institute for Global Health. As the Program Manager, she oversees a range of management responsibilities including financial and administrative functions of research projects, international partnerships, fellowships, student…
Larissa Puro, MPW Larissa Puro, MPW - Communications Manager
Kristin Dessie, MPH Kristin Zacharias, MPH - Research Associate