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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.


Satish Gopal, M.D., M.P.H., is the Director of CGH at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). View Dr. Gopal's bio.

Dr. Satish Gopal

Satish Gopal, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, NCI Center for Global Health

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


Public Health, Networks, and Research Branch

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

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

John Flanigan, M.D.
Medical Officer
(Pathology, Laboratory Medicine, Research Centers)

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)

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

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)

Planning, Operations, and Evaluation Branch

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

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

Rachel Abudu, MPH
Contractor, Data Analyst III

Roxanne Brew
Program Analyst
(Project ECHO, Evaluation)

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
Contractor, Public Health Specialist III

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

Brian Davis, M.H.A.
Program Analyst

Kalina Duncan, M.P.H.
Planning, Evaluation, Data Team Lead
(Research Program Evaluation/Analyses, Cancer Control, Global Tobacco Control, sub-Saharan Africa)

Susan Giuliani
Program Analyst
(Communications, International Visiting Delegations)

Karen Grady
Contractor, Operations Coordinator

Terri Harshman
Program Analyst
(Executive and Administrative Support)

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


Center for Global Health Fellows

Linsey Eldridge

Linsey Eldridge
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
(Epidemiology, Health Disparities, Evaluation)

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