Demographics

Rebecca Emel

Rebecca Emel
M.S. Candidate

I am originally from Pennsylvania, and graduated from the University of Delaware in 2012 with a BA in Sociology with a concentration in Law and Society and BA in Women’s Studies with minors in Political Science and Black American Studies. I was fortunate enough to take part in a short internship in Rondebosch, South Africa where I worked in a human right’s law firm writing legal opinions and offering free legal advice through a local clinic. This experience was extremely transformative and has greatly impacted my areas of interest.

Hilary Nicole Zainab

Doctoral Student
Hilary Nicole Zainab Ervin is a Management Analyst with the HIV/AIDS Bureau at the Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  She currently serves as a Board of Director and Operational Coordinator for the Standby Task Force where she provides crisis informatics and mapping services to organizations such as UNOCHA, MSF, NetHope and others responding to complex humanitarian emergencies.

Manuel Carballo

Manuel Carballo
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dr. Manuel Carballo MPH, DSP, is an epidemiologist and Executive Director of the International Centre for Migration, Health and Development (ICMHD) in Geneva.  He trained at Leeds University in the UK and at Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine the USA; he later did post doctoral work and received post doctoral diploma Epidemic Investigation at CDC (USA) and in Social Psychiatry at Tulane and National Institute of Mental Health.

John M Sullivan

Alumnus, Joint J.D./M.S.

I am originally from Bartlesville, Oklahoma but grew up in Topeka, Kansas. I graduated high school in 2003 and went on to study Musical Theater at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. After three years I switched majors and schools. May 2008 I graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Anthropolgy with an emphasis on Archaeology. Directly after graduation I went into the Peace Corps and taught agriculture and nutrition in the highlands of Guatemala for two years and three months. After that I came back to school to get a JD and MS in International Development.

Laura Murphy

Laura Murphy
Associate Professor

Laura Murphy is clinical associate professor in the Department of Global Health Systems and Development at Tulane’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (SPHTM). In 2011, Dr. Murphy was appointed “Carnegie Corporation of New York Professor of Social Entrepreneurship” in the first class of Social Entrepreneurship Professors at Tulane University.

Elke de Buhr

Elke de Buhr
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Elke Johanna de Buhr, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Payson Center for International Development. Her research focuses on the rights and protection of children, and the health and well-being of people of all ages. Dr. de Buhr has worked on projects financed by the US Department of Labor, CDC, UNDP, UNICEF, UN-OCHA, UNAIDS, the World Bank, Reprieve UK and the European Union, Fairtrade International (FLO), National Medical Foundation (NMF), World Vision International, and Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES), among others.

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