Core Working Group

Administration, Grant Management, Communications & Development

AHW Working Group is a core team of leading faculty and staff from several JHU Schools who draw on the latest research and their partners around the world to evaluate unresolved problems and target those we are best positioned to solve.   For further details, scroll below or click on image.

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David Peters, MD, MPH, drPh

School/Dept/Institution Affiliation(s):

  • Bloomberg School of Public Health

Titles:

  • Director, Alliance for a Healthier World

  • Chair, International Health Department

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Samantha AlmozAra

    School/Dept/Institution Affiliation(s):

    • Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Titles:

    • Financial Manager, Alliance for a Healthier World
    • Financial Manager, International Health Department

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    Michele Decker, ScD, MPH

    School/Dept/Institution Affiliation(s):

    • Bloomberg School of Public Health
    • School of Nursing

    Titles:

    • Co-lead for Alliance for a Healthier World’s thematic group - Gender Equity & Justice

    • Associate Professor

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    Jessica Fanzo, PhD

    School/Dept/Institution Affiliation(s):

    • Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
    • Bloomberg School of Public Health
    • Berman Institute of Bioethics

    Titles:

    • Steering Committee, Alliance for a Healthier World
    • Lead for Alliance for a Healthier World thematic group - Food & Nutrition Security
    • Bloomberg Distinguished Associate
    • Professor of Ethics and Global Food & Agriculture

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    Nancy Glass, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

      School/Dept/Institution Affiliation(s):

      • School of Nursing

      Titles:

      • Steering Committee, Alliance for a Healthier World
      • Co-lead for Alliance for a Healthier World thematic group - Gender Equity & Justice
      • School of Nursing, Associate Dean for Research

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      Sheridan Jones McCrae

      Sheridan Jones, MPS, MICD

        School/Dept/Institution Affiliation(s):

        • Johns Hopkins University
        • Bloomberg School of Public Health

        Title:

        • Associate Director of Communications & Outreach, Alliance for a Healthier World

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        Sheridan Jones leads communications for the Alliance for a Healthier World including engagement strategy, messaging, branding, design, and written and visual storytelling.  She brings an integrative lens to the team with more than a decade experience in diverse cultural settings across five continents, training in multiple disciplines, and a passion for human health and environmental conservation.

        Sheridan spent several years in Ethiopia, India, Malawi, Qatar, Tanzania and Zambia working with communities to document or implement community health projects in low resource settings.  Witnessing the gaps in understanding between different sectors, and between communities in the north and south, has shaped her career path. As a result, Sheridan is dedicated to sharing knowledge through the strategic use of writing, photography, video, design and digital platforms that portray context, culture and universal human experiences.  For subject matter, she is focused on and fascinated by the interactions between health, livelihoods, and the environment.

        While earning a masters degree in public relations & corporate communications from Georgetown University, Sheridan served as a research fellow on storytelling best practices for the Center for Social Impact Communications.  She also holds a Master of International and Community Development from Deakin University incorporating a focus on international health from Curtin University in Australia.

        Sheridan thrives on gathering, synthesizing and translating knowledge, sharing critical insights and amplifying stories about inspiring individuals or issues of social justice. Her experience operating in multiple cultures, and training in several disciplines, provide a valuable perspective for bridging the communication gaps between diverse expertise disciplines.  With a toolbox of multimedia skills, she aims to support and promote the research efforts of AHW’s grant teams and thematic groups by facilitating effective connections between experts and sharing knowledge in ways that stimulate innovation and action in people’s lives.

        Originally from southeast Australia, Sheridan has spent most of her adult life living in Europe, East and Southern Africa, the Middle East and USA. Currently, Sheridan lives with her family in a historic village in Baltimore City. Beyond professional work, she enjoys yoga, gardening, standup paddling, mountain-biking and hiking with her dog, Finn.

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        Anna Kalbarczyk, MPH

        School/Dept/Institution Affiliation(s):

        • Bloomberg School of Public Health
        • Center for Global Health

        Titles:

        • Associate Director, Alliance for a Healthier World
        • Research Associate, Department of International Health
        • Manager, Center for Global Health

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        Benjamin Link, MPH, MSW

        School/Dept/Institution Affiliation(s):

        • Johns Hopkins University
        • Bloomberg School of Public Health

        Titles:

        • Executive Manager, Alliance for a Healthier World

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        Ben has over 15 years of experience working in both the non-profit and private sectors on initiatives related to global health and development in diverse settings across southern and eastern Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Navajo Nation.

        Most recently, he worked with the AMPATH consortium based in Eldoret, Kenya and before that served as Chief of Staff and Director of Board Relations at the non profit organization Partners In Health.

            The conceptual thread running through Ben's global health delivery experience is the notion that many of the very same public sector healthcare delivery systems currently unable to deliver high quality, accessible care to the communities they serve represent the greatest opportunity for transformation to accomplish precisely this goal.

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            • Office address: Bloomberg School of Public Health, Room E8539
            • Johns Hopkins email
            • Office phone: (410) 614-3340
            • Skype: missinglinx75 
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            NINA Martin, MSPH

              School/Dept/Institution Affiliation(s):

              • Bloomberg School of Public Health

              Titles:

              • Program Coordinator for Alliance for a Healthier World
              • Research Associate, Center for Global Health

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              Anthony So, Md, MPA

              School/Dept/Institution Affiliation(s):

              • Bloomberg School of Public Health

              Titles:

              • Lead for Alliance for a Healthier World thematic group - Transformative Technologies & Institutions
              • Director of IDEA Initiative, Professor of Practice

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              Peter Winch, MD, MPH

              School/Dept/Institution Affiliation(s):

              • Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of International Health

              Titles:

              • Lead for Alliance for a Healthier World thematic group - Healthy Environments

              • Professor Social and Behavioral Interventions Program

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              ROBERT HESS III.  The Working Group wants to recognize the significant contributions of MPH student, Robert Hess III. As part of a MPH program practicum, Robert worked closely with the group during 2017 and provided assistance with strategic planning and operational coordination.


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