Health Systems Design and Implementation

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.

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.

Lee P. Gary, Jr.

Lee P. Gary, Jr.
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Lee P. Gary, Jr.

William Conquest

M.S. Candidate

Nkiama N. Konde

Nkiama N. Konde
Doctoral Student

Nkiama N. Konde holds masters degrees from both the Kinshasa School of Public Health and Tulane University's Payson Center for International Development. Nkiama is currently on faculty at the Kinshasa School of Public Health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His research focuses on the hygenic processing of septic waste in high population areas via lagoon sewage treatment.

Julie Hernandez

Julie Hernandez
Research Assistant Professor

Dr.

Nancy Mock

Nancy Mock, PhD
Professor

Dr. Nancy Mock has over 30 years experience in the Humanitarian, Food Security and Public Health fields.  She is a co-founding member of the Tulane Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, an Associate Professor in International Health and International Development as well as past Interim Executive Director for the Newcomb College Center for Research on Women at Tulane University.  Dr. Mock brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the new program.

Sarah Harelson-Truxillo

Sarah Harelson-Truxillo at Graduation
Program Manager

I was born in California but my father relocated our family to the Washington D.C. area when he landed a job with the Public Health Service so I spent many of my formative years in Maryland. I now call New Orleans home but have family on both coasts. I moved to Bangladesh in 2003 with the United States Peace Corps Service and stayed on an additional year to work with Family Health International.

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.

William E. Bertrand

William E. Bertrand
Professor & Center Co-Founder

Over the course of his extensive career, Dr. Bertrand served as Vice President for University Planning, Research & Innovation, Tulane University, and Co-Directed and founded three Academic Public Health Institutions: the Department of International Health and Development at Tulane University, Center for International Health and Development at Tulane University, and the Zaire School of Public Health at the University of Kinshasa.

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