GEH LAB Research Scholars

Dr. Emmanuel Owobu, MSc Global Health

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Title

GEH Research Scholar

Nationality

Nigerian

Education

MSc Global eHealth, University of Edinburgh

Professional Experience and Interests

D.r Emmanuel is a Medical doctor, social entrepreneur and mobile health enthusiast with passion in public health, research, ehealth and ICT4D. He is particularly interested in solving social problems in communities using ICT, ranging from healthcare to access to education and finances. As co-founder of MOBicure, he has learnt skills varying from project development, deployment, project management, content development, capacity building and team management amongst others. A lover of new technologies and innovative trends as well as always seeking to improve skills with every project done.

Dr. Chukwuyem Ekhator, MBBS, MPH Candidate

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Title

GEH Research Scholar

Nationality

Nigerian

Residence

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Language

English

Education

  

Masters of Public Health (Health Promotion), Northern Illinois University -Class of 2018

Bachelors of Medicine, Bachelors of Surgery (MBBS, 2013) University of Benin Nigeria

  

Professional Experience and Interests

  

Chukwuyem (aka Chuks) is a Medical Doctor from Nigeria where he worked with underserved population managing Labor, Delivery and Family medicine. His primary research focus is on Maternal and child health. Chukwuyem’s current research is on the Effect of Maternal health literacy on child health in Nigeria. He is also an Adjunct Faculty in Community and Workforce Education at Kishwaukee College Illinois


Devin Metoyer, MPH

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Title

GEH Research Scholar

Nationality

American

Residence

Miami, Florida, United States

Language

English

Education

Master’s of Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

B. Sc. Biology (Natural Science concentration), Northwestern State University

  

Professional Experience and Interests

Devin’s professional experience includes: Research assistant at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine developing HIV interventions as well as researching population dynamics of gravid mosquitoes. Devin’s current research interest are infectious diseases, environmental health, and the relationship that they share.  


Hannah Speaks, MSPH

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Title

GEH Research Scholar

Nationality

American

Residence

Miami Florida, United States

Language

English

Education

Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH), University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (2018)

B.S. Chemistry, Industrial Hygiene, University of North Alabama

Professional Experience and Interests

Hannah's professional experience includes: Completing previous corporate internships as an Industrial Hygienist, Ambassador for the Ear Peace Foundation. Her research experiences have dealt with measuring and interpreting occupational and environmental exposures, with particular interest in airborne and inorganic chemical exposures. 

Ryan Sutherland, MPH Candidate

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Title

GEH Research Scholar

Nationality

American

Residence

New Haven, CT,  United States

Language

English

Education

MPH, Yale University '20 

B.S. in Biology, Emory University 

B.A. in Music Performance, Emory University 



Professional Experience and Interests

After completing his Masters in Public Health at Yale University,  Ryan wishes to pursue an MD/Ph.D. in Public Health  with a focus in global health and tropical medicine. He is particularly interested in researching and proposing new strategies to combat neglected tropical diseases and non-communicable diseases like cancers and heart disease as a result of prolonged alcoholism and smoking, etc., as well as designing innovative public health campaigns to promote sexual health among sexual minorities in resource-poor settings, particularly populations in South America and Indonesia. In the future, he aims to work as a field epidemiologist and physician. 

Adwight Risbud, MD/MPH Candidate

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Title

GEH Research Scholar

Nationality

American

Residence

Miami, Florida, United States

Language

English

Education

M.D./M.P.H., University of Miami Miller School of Medicine ‘21

B.S. Human Biology, University of Southern California

B.A. Religion, University of Southern California  

  

Professional Experience and Interests

Adwight is a medical student pursuing a dual degree in medicine and public health. Prior to starting medical school, he worked as a research assistant in a diversity of disciplines, including environmental health, gerontology, and religious studies. He has also worked in medical clinics alongside physicians to provide nutritional and lifestyle counseling for underserved patient populations. Adwight’s current interests include head and neck cancer prevention and developing strategies to promote smoking cessation in high-risk patients.

Alexandria Sasha Sarkar, MD., MPH Candidate

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Title

GEH Research Scholar

Nationality

American

Residence

Miami, Florida, United States

Language

English

Education

M.D./M.P.H., University of Miami Miller School of Medicine ‘21 

B.S. Microbiology & Immunology, University of Miami 

  


Professional Experience and Interests

Alexandria is an MD/MPH candidate at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. As a medical student, she works with DOCS Health Fairs, serving Florida communities in need. Her previous experiences include a FIMRC medical mission in Peru, Projects Abroad medical intern and volunteer in Sri Lanka, and drug addiction psychiatry research in California, resulting in publications in the Open Journal of Psychiatry. Her research interests include healthy public environments and tobacco control policy and implementation. 

Jack Louis, MPH Candidate

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Title

GEH Research Scholar

Nationality

American

Residence

Miami Florida, United States

Language

English

Education

Master’s of Public Health (Epidemiology), University of Miami Miller School of Medicine,
B.Sc. Health Science Business Administration, University of Miami

Professional Experience and Interests

Jack's professional experience includes: Researcher for Pediatric Mobile Clinic, Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami Miler School of Medicine and UROSE Project Ambassador, Department of Psychology, University of Miami. Jack's current research interests include population level infectious disease transmission (e.g. vector-borne & water-borne) and program evaluation & health economics.

Lee Lay Hoon, MSc

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Title

GEH Research Scholar

Nationality

Malaysian

Residence

Malaysia

Language

English, Malay, Chinese

Education

M.Sc. Chemistry, University of Science Malaysia, B.Sc. Chemistry, National University of Malaysia

Professional Experience and Interests

Ley Lay Hoon's professional experiences include being a member of the Malaysian Institute of Chemistry, and work as a Senior Manager, Field Work Management, Eurofins NM Laboratory Sdn Bhd

Seda Kojoyan, MA

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Title

GEH Research Scholar

Nationality

Armenian

Residence

Geneva, Switzerland

Language

English, Russian, Armenian, French, Spanish

Education

MA International Affairs (with focus on environmental governance), Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, BA Economics, International Development. University of Maryland, USA.

Professional Experience and Interests

Seda's professional experience includes Evaluation specialist, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis as well as a range of international NGO and think tank experience.

Miguel Moscoso-Porras, PT, MSc

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Title

GEH Research Scholar

Nationality

Peruvian

Residence

Lima, Peru

Language

English and Spanish

Education

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy from Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal, 2011, MSc Epidemiology from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru in 2014.

Professional Experience and Interests

Miguel's professional experiences include: Research associate at CRONICAS, Center of excellence in chronic diseases from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Principal Investigator of the Third Force project, an initiative to develop 3d printed hand orthoses for children with cerebral palsy. Co-investigator in projects at the “Group for development of technologies for people with disabilities”, a collaborative team with the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Lecturer at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia.

Heidi Kosakowski PT, DPT​

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Title

GEH Research Scholar

Nationality

American

Residence

Lima, Peru

Language

English and Spanish

Education

PhD Candidate Physical Therapy, Doctorate Physical Therapy, Master’s Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern University; B.S. Kinesiology San Francisco State University

Professional Experience and Interests

Heidi's professional experiences include: Professor at Peruvian University of Applied Sciences, San Pedro University; American Physical Therapy Association. Heidi is currently interested in the cost-effectiveness of clinical practice guideline implementation in physical therapy, health system policies, and health disparities.

Amy Powell, PT, MSc​

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Title

GEH Research Scholar

Nationality

British (United Kingdom)

Residence

Lima, Peru

Language

English and Spanish

Education

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy from Cardiff University, Wales, UK in 2007. MSc Global Health and Development from University College London, UK in 2011. Focus on the inclusion of disability in poverty reduction strategy papers.

Professional Experiences and Interets

Amy's professional experiences include: Research associate for Tulane University’s Health Office for Latin America and numerous roles with local NGOs and universities in rural and urban Peru. Working with UNICEF, Peru in response to Zika outbreak and provisions for children with disabilities in Peru. Consultant in Oman in a collaboration between the Institute of Education (UK) and the Sultanate of Oman to teach the first cohort of nationally training teachers to teach in a school for children with disabilities. Clinical physiotherapy experience in arrange of large, central London hospitals and community based rehabilitation centers. Various NGO experience in London. Amy is currently interested in disability and development, gender, and well-being​.

Disa Patel, MPH

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Title

Alumnus 

Nationality

American

Residence

Wisconsin, United States

Language

English

Education

Bachelor of Science, Northern Illinois University, MPH, Northern Illinois University.

Professional Experience and Interests

Disa currently works for the Wisconsin Health Department. The focus of Disa's research in Indonesia was air quality and the perceptions of risk.

Alyse (LeDuc) Plattos, MPH

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Title

Alumnus 

Nationality

American

Residence

Illinois, United States

Language

English

Education

Bachelor of Science, Northern Illinois University, MPH Candidate Northern Illinois University.

Professional Experiences and Interests

Alyse's professional experience includes Community Health Coordinator for the King County Health Department with a focus on early childhood development. The focus of Alyse's research in Indonesia was the effect of air quality on the heath of children.

Lindsey Page, MPH

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Title

Alumnus 

Nationality

American

Residence

Wisconsin, United States

Language

English

Education

Bachelor of Science, Northern Illinois University, MPH, Northern Illinois University.

Professional Experience and Interests

Linsey currently works for the Wisconsin Health Department. Lindsey's research focus in Indonesia was how environmental factors and personal hygiene affect the prevalence of childhood diarrhea.