Global Health Studies Program Steering Committee Members, 2015-16
GHSP policies, courses, and program offerings are determined by a steering committee consisting of faculty from a wide range of disciplines, including medical humanities, public health, nursing, dentistry, history, geography, anthropology, and women's studies, as well as P&S staff and students who meet as a body at least twice each semester. The steering committee also uses these meetings to evaluate all aspects of the program.
Faculty and Staff
David Bedell, M.D.*
Christine C. Brunner Luse, B.S.N., M.P.A*
Adjunct faculty UI Global Health Studies Program
Courses include The Politics and Ethics of Global Health; Engaging in Global Health; Visualizing Global Health through Popular Fiction and Film. President of Brunner Luse Associates (specializing in non-profit, public health, and local government mangagement).
Office: 1111 UCC
Brunner Luse Associates website
Christopher T. Buresh, M.D., M.P.H.*
Emergency Medicine, Carver College of Medicine
Research interests include ATV injury prevention and unusual causes of abdominal pain. He is the co-founder and a current board member of Community Health Initiative which works to address the needs of rural Haitians who otherwise have no access to care.
Office: 1008 RCP
Dr. Buresh’s website
Community Health Initiative Haiti website
Margaret Carrel, Ph.D.*
Assistant Professor of Geography
Research interests include medical geographic research using GIS and spatial statistical techniques. Courses include Health and Environment: GIS Applications; Geography of Asia: Japan to Pakistan; and Hungry Planet: Global Geographies of Food.
Office: 303 Jessup Hall
Dr. Carrel’s website
Thomas Cook, Ph.D.
Research interests include Ergonomics, International Health, and uses of information/communications technology.
Center for International Rural and Environmental Health
College of Public Health
Office: 158 IREH, Oakdale campus
Dr. Cook's website
Peter Damiano, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Director, Public Policy Center / Director, Health Policy Research Program/
Professor, Preventive and Community Dentistry
Public Policy Center
Office: 212 South Quadrangle
Dr. Damiano's website
Mariola Espinosa, Ph.D.*
History: Latin American Studies
Research interests include historical understandings of fever in French, British, Spanish and U.S. Caribbean empires. Undergraduate courses address the history of medicine and public health in Latin America; and disease in the Caribbean; graduate courses address global history of Latin American science and medicine; and readings on disease in the Caribbean.
Office: 168 SH
Dr. Espinosa's website
Laurence Fuortes, M.D.
Associate Professor Occupation and Environmental Health, College of Public Health. Director of the University's Occupational Health Services Clinic. Research interests include rural occupational and environmental health, economic and social factors impacting occupation and environmental health.
Occupational Health, College of Public Health
Office: S351 CPHB
Dr. Fuortes' website
Carol Gorney, PA-C*
Paul Greenough, Ph.D.*
Professor of History, founder and immediate past director GHSP, current director of the Crossing Borders: Revitalizing Area Studies graduate training project, University of Iowa. His research interests include the history of international public health, history of science and technology in South Asia, global immunization programs, and environmental health history in South and Southeast Asia. Research areas include India, Nepal and Tanzania-Zanzibar.
Professor of History and of Community & Behavioral Health Director
Office: Room 280 Schaeffer Hall
Dr. Greenough's website
Maureen McCue, M.D., Ph.D.*
Adjunct Faculty UI Global Health Studies Program; Adjunct Clinical Professor in Public Health; Adjunct Professor in Medical Anthropology; former director of GHSP.
Research interests include women's health, rural and environmental health, human rights.
Office: 1120 University Capitol Centre/ 21 Schaeffer Hall
Margaret Mills, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Global Programs Director
College of Medicine
Office: 114 CMAB
Edith A. Parker, M.P.H., Ph. D.*
Director, Prevention Research Center for Rural Health, College of Public Health, Community and Behavioral Health
Research interests include community-based participatory health interventions, environmental health promotion, risk communication and community engagement and outreach.
Office: N432A CPHB
Dr. Parker’s website
Ted Powers, Ph.D.*
Anthropology/ Global Health Studies Program
Research interests include medical anthropology, globalization, development, HIV/AIDS, political economy and South Africa. Courses include African Peoples and Cultures; Transnational Perspectives on Health Movements and Social Change.
Office: 217 Macbride Hall
Dr. Powers' website
Hazel Seaba, MS*
Christopher Squier, Ph.D., D.Sc.*
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Dentistry. As a Professor in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine, Dr. Squier's interests are in the relationship between tobacco and oral disease and the role of the health professional in reducing tobacco use among their patients.
Office: N419 DSB
Dr. Squier's website
James Tamerius, Ph.D.*
Geographical and Sustainability Sciences
Research interests include climate and human health, seasonality of respiratory disease, heat waves, and indoor environments. Courses include Climatology; Population Geography.
Office: 310 Jessup Hall
Dr. Tamerius' website
Eric Tate, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Geography
Research interests include the confluence of environmental hazards and society, primarily through the development of geospatial models of hazards, vulnerability and sustainability. Courses include Environmental Justice; Hazards and Society; and Water Resources.
Office: 302 Jessup Hall
Dr. Tate’s website
*Denotes member of the 2015-16 Global Health Studies Program Steering Committee