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Center for Global Health Staff

The Center for Global Health is a collaborative team of over 40 cancer researchers, scientists, and communication experts.


Dr. Satish Gopal

Satish Gopal, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, NCI Center for Global Health
View Dr. Gopal's bio.

headshot of Dr. Patti Gravitt

Patti Gravitt, Ph.D., M.S.
Deputy Director, NCI Center for Global Health
View Dr. Gravitt's bio.


James Alaro, Ph.D.
Program Director
(Disparities, Training, Research Contracts, sub-Saharan Africa)

Balkissa Abdoulaye, M.A.O.M.
Operations Team Lead
(Business Operations)

Matthew Brown, Ph.D., M.P.S.
International Program Officer
(International Partnerships, China)

Ann Chao, Ph.D., M.S., M.P.H.
Health Science Administrator
(WHO, Geneva; East Asia; Surveillance Research; Epidemiology)

Mishka Cira, MPH
Public Health Advisor

Anita Das, MBBS, MPH
Contractor, Project Manager V
(Cancer Control, Program Support, Southeast Asia)

Brian Davis, M.H.A.
Program Analyst

Kalina Duncan, DrPH(c), MPH
Branch Chief
(Research Program Evaluation/Analyses, Cancer Control, Global Tobacco Control, sub-Saharan Africa)

Linsey Eldridge

Linsey Eldridge
Public Health Analyst
(Epidemiology, Health Disparities, Evaluation)

Elise Garton MSc
Presidential Management Fellow

Nina Ghanem, M.Ed
Communications Director

Susan Giuliani
Program Analyst
(Communications, International Visiting Delegations)

Karen Grady
Contractor, Operations Coordinator

Terri Harshman
Program Analyst
(Executive and Administrative Support)

Marianne Henderson, M.S., C.P.C.
Research Projects Officer
(Research Contracts, Biobank Capacity Building)

Catherine Hidalgo
Grants and Budget Officer
(Evaluation, Grant Administration, Communications)

Cathy Muha, R.N., M.S.N.
Branch Chief
Acting Deputy Director for Policy and Health Diplomacy
(Cancer Control, Oncology Nursing, Latin America)

Mark Parascandola, Ph.D., M.P.H. 
Branch Chief
Program Director, TCRB, DCCPS
(Epidemiology, Behavioral Research, Tobacco Control)

Paul Pearlman, Ph.D.
Program Director
Lead, Global Health Technology
(Cancer Technologies, Medical Imaging, Bilateral Programs)

Douglas Puricelli Perin, MPH, JD
Contractor, Project Manager V

Marie Ricciardone, Ph.D.
Health Science Administrator
(Middle East and North Africa Region)

Luis Salicrup, Ph.D.
International Program Officer
(Latin America)

Yelena Shnayder, M.S.
Public Health Analyst
(Summer Curriculum, Eastern Europe)

Shannon Silkensen, Ph.D.
Program Director
(P20 Cancer Planning Grants, Cancer Centers)

Sudha Sivaram, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Program Director
(Implementation Science, Epidemiology and Social Science, South Asia)

Vidya Vedham, Ph.D.
Program Director
(mHealth, Infections and Cancer, Training, South Asia)


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