Stanford University
Center for Innovation in
Global Health  

Global Health Team

Michele Barry

Senior Associate Dean of Global Health
Director of Global Health Initiatives in Medicine
Director for the Center for Innovation in Global Health

Michele Barry is the founder of the Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program she has sent over 1,000 physicians overseas to underserved areas. Barry is a past President of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) and an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Science.

Her scholarly interests include tropical medicine, global health ethics and globalization’s impact on health disparities. She served on the Obama Women’s Health subcommittee and is a current Paul Rogers Society Ambassador to the US Congress for global health research advocacy. Dr. Barry is also a recipient of the Ben Kean Medal.

Dr. Michele Barry can be contacted via her Administrative Assistant, Diane Madsen.

Office: (650) 736-0336

Stephen Luby

Director of Research

Steve Luby has recently joined the Stanford faculty as the Director of Research of the Center for Innovation and Global Health. Between 2004 and August 2012, Dr. Luby served as the Bangladesh Country Director for the US Centers for Disease Control.

He was secunded from CDC and posted into the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) where he directed the Centre for Communicable Diseases. In addition to earlier work at CDC, Dr. Luby also lived for five years in Karachi, Pakistan where he led the Epidemiology Unit of the Community Health Sciences Department at the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan. Dr. Luby has authored over 200 scientific articles, the majority concerning communicable disease epidemiology in low income countries.

Steve can be contacted regarding researchers seeking input on implementing Stanford research activities in low-income countries, especially Bangladesh, and by trainees interesting in developing research skills in low-income countries.

Office: (650) 723-4129

Yvonne A. (Bonnie) Maldonado

Academic Director of Global Child Health

Dr. Maldonado earned her medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed Pediatrics internship Stanford, Pediatric Residency and ID Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. She then joined the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before joining the faculty at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Maldonado’s research activities have included the epidemiology and prevention of viral infections such as rotavirus, measles, mumps, rubella, polio and pediatric HIV infection. Her research is conducted internationally in Zimbabwe and Mexico, as well as in the US. In 1989, Dr. Maldonado received the Epidemic Intelligence Service Alumni Award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and she was inducted into the Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame at Stanford University in 2001. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the Society for Pediatric Research, the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the American Public Health Association.

Global Child Health Program website ›

Bonnie can be contacted regarding researchers seeking input on implementing Stanford research activities in low-income countries, and by trainees interested in developing research skills in low-income countries.

Office: (650) 723-5682

Nancy Federspiel

Grant Strategist

Nancy Federspiel received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Minnesota and has worked at various times in academic and biotech settings on basic, applied, and clinical science projects. In her current role at Stanford, Nancy works with CIGH faculty to develop strategic funding plans to support global health research and educational initiatives.

She provides expertise in grant application development and assists in identifying and organizing multi-disciplinary collaborations both within the University and internationally. She also applies her project management skills to support several NIH-funded grants within the CIGH.

Nancy can be contacted regarding multi-disciplinary global health research opportunities and collaborations, the Global Health Innovation Seed grants, the MEPI program, and the Fogarty Global Health Equity Scholars Program.

Office: (650) 725-7512

Larkin Callaghan

Global Health Education and Training Programs Manager

Larkin comes to the CIGH with an extensive background in public health education, programming, and communications. She received her masters and doctoral degrees from Columbia University in Health & Behavior Studies, with focuses in Public Health Education, Women’s and Adolescent Health, and Sexual and Reproductive Health. She has had roles in programming, research, communications and development at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Columbia University, and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Larkin has also worked as an independent global health consultant, designing curriculum for non-profit organizations and establishing evaluative metrics for pre and post- education interventions.

Before coming to Stanford, she completed a fellowship in health communication in the Department of Epidemiology at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, and worked as a United Nations correspondent covering LMIC. She continues to write as a freelance health journalist covering issues of women’s, global, and sexual and reproductive health, and has been featured on television and radio as a women’s and adolescent health behavior and education commentator. She oversees all education and training initiatives at CIGH, manages communications and the events hosted or co-hosted by the CIGH.

Office: (650) 725-3922

Lauren Maggio

Director of Strategic Medical Education Development

Lauren Maggio is the Global Health Librarian who helps connect the Stanford community with information for their global projects. Maggio is an advocate for open access to biomedical information with the goal of providing health care professionals the Information Literacy skills to access best evidence for patient care.

Combining her Master’s degrees in information science and children’s literature, she is also interested in child and maternal health with a focus on enabling and encouraging children and parents to share literature.

Lauren can be contacted regarding global health reference questions, requests for literature and help with literature reviews.

Office: (650) 725-5493

Diane Madsen

Administrative Assistant for Dr. Michele Barry

Diane has been with Stanford since May of 2005 having transferred to sunny California from the frozen tundra of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with her husband and children. She took on her first administrative role at the Stanford School of Medicine working as the assistant to the Chief of the Department of Surgery and Director of the General Surgery Resident Program, Dr. Ralph Greco. Approximately four years later she joined the team in the Department of Neurology & Neurological Sciences working as assistant for approximately 4.5 years with the Chairman of the Department, Dr. Frank Longo. Diane is now the point of contact for the office of Dr. Michele Barry, Senior Associate Dean for Global Health in the School of Medicine and Director for the Center of Innovation in Global Health. She can be contacted regarding assisting with the arrangements for meetings and events for the CIGH, requests for appointments with Dr. Barry and inquiries pertaining to CIGH programs and initiatives.

Office: (650) 387-7870

Elizabeth Melton

Communications Intern

Liz Melton is currently co-terming and completing her master's in Human Biology at Stanford University. Although chiefly focused on her pre-medical career, and female incontinence research with Dr. Christos Constantinou, Liz also dabbles in many other realms. A competitive figure skater for twelve years, Liz decided to continue her athletic pursuits by Sailing on the Varisty Team at Stanford her Freshman Year.  

Currently, she holds leadership posts as: National Director of United Students for Veterans Health, Research Editor for the Stanford Journal of Public Health, Co-Director of Henry’s Place, VP of Administration of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority, and Head Summer Intern for NPO Upendo Village: HIV and AIDS Education, Prevention, and Care. Liz aspires to attend medical school.

Liz can be contacted regarding the Global Health website, bi-weekly digests, calendar of events and social media platforms used by CIGH such as Facebook and Twitter.

Our team has a wealth of experience covering research, strategic planning, education and clinical service. We are a small core group but are energetic advocates for global health.

Please take a look at our biographies and let us know how we can help you.

Michele Barry Stephen Luby Yvonne A. (Bonnie) Maldonado Nancy Federspiel Larkin Callaghan Lauren Maggio Diane Madsen Elizabeth Melton

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