Elizabeth Andrade, DrPH, MPH, 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.
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.
Khadidiatou Ndiaye, PhD, is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Prevention and Community Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health. Dr. Ndiaye’s research centers on culture, global health, and behavior change communication. She explores how culture impacts the fundamental understanding of health as well as individuals' and communities' behaviors and risk for poor health. Dr. Ndiaye's research focuses on highlighting the unique health experiences of communities in sub-Saharan Africa and their implications for not only understanding health risk factors but also designing contextually appropriate interventions. This work has contributed to the knowledge of how sub-Saharan African communities conceptualize health and the implications for the public health field. This line of work contributes to understanding key differences among groups and provides the framework for successfully engaging these populations.
Mark Edberg, PhD, MA, 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.
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Tamara Henry, EdD,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.
W. Douglas Evans, PhD, 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.
Hina Shaikh, JD, MPH, 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 has over fifteen years of experience in managing multiple global health and social development efforts, evaluation and qualitative research, program design, collaboration, policy assessments, advocacy, manuscript and report writing, and presentations. She also co-manages ethics oversight of student projects in the Milken Institute School of Public Health. Prior to joining the George Washington University, Ms. Shaikh practiced law in the public and private sectors.