Center for International Health Research
Rhode Island Hospital

Core Faculty of the Center for International Health Research

Ongoing Work

Center for International Health Research (CIHR) faculty are devoted to training the next generation of global health scientists. Our faculty mentor a range of students including undergraduates from Brown and other universities. This next generation of researchers include medical and  Master of Public Health (MPH), as well as PhD and post-doctoral students. In addition, our faculty guest-lecture in many Brown University courses with a focus on parasitology and global health. 

The CIHR Team

Jonathan Kurtis, MD, PhD

Director of Laboratories, Rhode Island Hospital, Center for International Health Research
Chair and Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
Director, MD/PhD Program, The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
Lifespan profile for Dr. Kurtis
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Jennifer Friedman, MD, PhD, MPH

Director, Rhode Island Hospital, Center for International Health Research
Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs, Department of Pediatrics, The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology, The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
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Christian P. Nixon, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Transfusion Medicine and Coagulation, Rhode Island Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
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Silvia Chiang, MD, ScM

Attending Physician, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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Hannah Wei Wu, MD, PhD

Associate Professor (Research) of Pediatrics, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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Jeffrey Bailey, MD, PhD

Mencoff Family Associate Professor of Translational Research
Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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Patrick McGann, MD, PhD

Director, Pediatric and Adult Sickle Cell and Hemoglobinopathy Program; Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Professor of Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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Meagan Barry, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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Tanbir Najrana, PhD

Assistant Professor (Research) of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University 
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Affiliated Faculty

Adam Levine, MD

Associate Director, Brown Global Health Initiative
Inaugural Director, Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies Brown University Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs 
Professor of Emergency Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
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Mario Jiz, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University 
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Sangshin Park, DVM, MPH, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University

Yeonjin Lee, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University