Advisory Board Members

A faculty member

Daniel Polsky

Daniel Polsky

by pendari • May 15, 2019

Daniel Polsky is the 40th Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Health Economics at Johns Hopkins University. He holds joint appointments in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Carey Business School.  From 1996-2016 he was on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was the Robert D. Eilers Professor the Wharton […]


ALEXANDRE WHITE

Alexandre White, Associate Director

by pendari • September 7, 2018

Alexandre White is a Provost’s Post-Doctoral Fellow in Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. He earned his PhD in Sociology from Boston University, an MSc. in Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a B.A. in Black Studies from Amherst College. His work sits at the intersection of global health research, medical […]


Charles Wiener

Charles Wiener

by pendari • July 6, 2018

Charles Wiener is vice president of academic affairs and vice president of Asia operations for Johns Hopkins Medicine International. He leads multiple global projects, including strategic planning, oversight of educational infrastructure planning and medical training. Dr. Wiener is also a professor of medicine and physiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and director […]


Joshua Sharfstein

Joshua Sharfstein

by pendari • July 6, 2018

Dr. Sharfstein oversees the Office of Public Health Practice and Training and is director of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative. He also holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Previously, he served as the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Principal Deputy Commissioner of the […]


Jeffrey Kahn

Jeffrey Kahn

by pendari • July 6, 2018

Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH, is the Andreas C. Dracopoulos Director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, a position he assumed in July 2016. From 2011, he has been the inaugural Robert Henry Levi and Ryda Hecht Levi Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy.  He is also Professor in the Dept. of Health Policy and […]


YULIA FRUMER

Yulia Frumer

by pendari • July 5, 2018

I study the development of science and technology in Japan. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins I obtained a Masters degree from the Cohn Institute for the History of Sciences and Ideas at Tel Aviv University and a Ph.D. from the History of Science Program at Princeton University. I subsequently spent a year at the Max […]


Henry Fessler

Henry Fessler

by pendari • July 5, 2018

Dr. Henry Fessler is a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He holds a joint appointment in health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His areas of clinical expertise include pulmonary disease and critical care medicine. Dr. Fessler is the director of the fellowship […]


William Egginton

William Egginton

by pendari • July 5, 2018

William Egginton, PhD is the Decker Professor in the Humanities and Director of the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute. His research and teaching focus on Spanish and Latin American literature, literary theory, and the relation between literature and philosophy. Professor Egginton is the author of numerous books, including How the World Became a Stage (2003), Perversity and Ethics (2006), A Wrinkle in […]


Gail Geller

by pendari • December 19, 2017

Gail Geller, ScD, MHS, is a Professor in the School of Medicine, core faculty in the Berman Institute of Bioethics (BI), and the BI’s Director of Education Initiatives. She holds joint appointments in the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Departments of Health, Behavior & Society and Health Policy & Management, and the Krieger School’s Department […]


Clara Han

by pendari • November 20, 2017

I received a PhD from Harvard University and an MD from Harvard Medical School in 2007. My research interests cluster around themes of poverty, disease and illness, care and violence. I am particularly interested in the ways in which these themes are rendered in ethnography, through attention to everyday life and to the life of […]