​​​​​​Hina Shaikh, J.D., is CSWD’s Director of Program Management and Research Operations. She establishes goals and priorities to position CSWD as a leading provider of trans-disciplinary research, programming, technical assistance, and advocacy in applying a public health perspective toward the achievement of social equity, development and human rights goals. Ms. Shaikh leads CSWD’s communications and program development efforts. She has over fifteen years of experience in project management for global health and social development efforts, program design, collaboration, policy assessments, advocacy, evaluation and qualitative research, manuscript and report writing, presentations, and editing. Prior to joining George Washington University, Ms. Shaikh practiced law in the public and private sectors.

​​​​Elizabeth Andrade, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Prevention and Community Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health. She has significant experience working on programs and research studies in a wide variety of technical areas, both domestically and in Latin America, including gender-based and youth violence, youth well-being and development, water/hygiene, child and family health, infectious disease, and sexually transmitted infections/HIV/AIDS. Dr. Andrade is fluent in Spanish and has expertise in needs assessments, program planning and evaluation, training and capacity building, behavioral health, health disparities, and participatory development. 

Rajiv N. Rimal, Ph.D.,is a Professor in and Chair of the Department of Prevention and Community Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health. He has over twenty years of experience in health communication and risk communication research. Dr. Rimal holds a Ph.D. in Communications from Stanford University. His work seeks to understand how individuals process risk information and how societal norms affect human behaviors. 

Mark Edberg, Ph.D., M.A., is the founding Director of the globally focused Center for Social Well-Being and Development (CSWD). He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Prevention and Community Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, with secondary appointments in the GWU CCAS Department of Anthropology and the Elliott School of International Affairs. Dr. Edberg is an applied and academic anthropologist with twenty-five years of experience in social research, interventions, evaluation, strategic planning for agencies, and communication, primarily in public health, in both domestic and global contexts.

The Center is trans-disciplinary such that faculty, staff and students from other George Washington University Departments and Schools can be involved in projects, as appropriate.  

Alisa Tamara Barovskaia, MPH candidate, is a Research Assistant in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Milken Institute School of Public Health. Currently, she is pursuing a Master of Public Health degree in Global Health Program Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation. Her interests include global health communications, health policy, and trans-disciplinary program design. Ms. Barovskaia helps manage CSWD's social media and communication efforts, as well as facilitate inter-disciplinary collaboration.

Tamara Henry, Ed.D.,has expertise on CSWD's activities in the Caribbean region and with high-risk populations. She is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Prevention and Community Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, and a public health educator focusing on social determinants. Dr. Henry has worked abroad in her native country of Jamaica and in South Africa, conducting HIV/AIDS prevention education efforts, and at the District of Columbia Department of Health and New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, where she focused on health issues that affect marginalized populations. Her research interests include HIV/AIDS, human sexuality, health promotion and disease prevention, as well as risk and protective factors in minority adolescents. 

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W. Douglas Evans, Ph.D., is Professor of Prevention and Community Health in the Milken Institute School of Public Health. He has published nearly 100 peer-reviewed articles, books, and chapters in the fields of health communication, social marketing, and behavior change interventions. Dr. Evans conducts research on health branding and the development and evaluation of new health technologies. He works both in the United States and in developing countries.