In the pursuit of wellbeing, worldwide, we share knowledge, equip leaders, and build interdisciplinary, multisectoral teams to address urgent global health challenges.
The Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health strives to enable collaborative programs in global health for residents, medical students, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and undergraduates by reaching across geographic, cultural, economic, and gender boundaries to inspire a new generation to work for social change, justice, and increased equity in global health outcomes.
Senior Associate Dean and Director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health
Michele Barry, the Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson Professor of Medicine and Tropical Diseases, was elected to lead the Board of Directors for the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) in 2019. The founder of the Stanford/Yale Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program, she has sent more than 1,000 physicians overseas to underserved areas. A past president of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), Dr. Barry is also an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences. A passionate clinician and scholar, she has sent hundreds of students around the world to create innovative global health programs.
Dr. Barry’s scholarly interests include tropical medicine, global health ethics, and the impact of climate change on megacities. She served on the Obama Women’s Health subcommittee; is a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; and sits on its global health board. Dr. Barry is a recipient of both the Elizabeth Blackwell Medal for outstanding contributions to women in the field of medicine and the Ben Kean Medal for dedication to clinical tropical medicine and impact on the training of students, fellows, and practitioners.ContactMichele Barry
Associate Dean for Global Health, Director of Research, Center for Innovation in Global Health
Dr. Luby studied philosophy and earned a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude from Creighton University. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Rochester-Strong Memorial Hospital. He studied epidemiology and preventive medicine at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dr. Luby’s previous positions include directing the Centre for Communicable Diseases at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, Bangladesh in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 2004 – 2012, conducting research and teaching epidemiology at the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan from 1993 – 1998, and working as an epidemiologist in the Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.ContactSteve Luby
Executive Director, Center for Innovation in Global Health
Allison is passionate about multi-disciplinary approaches to improving the lives of women and children worldwide. Prior to joining CIGH, Allison was Deputy Director of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Malaria Elimination Initiative where she joined during the start-up phase and co-led strategic planning, fundraising, grant management, donor and partner relations, and team operations for a team that grew to 60 with an annual budget of $12million.
Prior to joining UCSF, Allison lived in Tanzania where she worked with a large NGO to lead malaria and HIV prevention education programs in rural communities. With over 15 years of global public health experience, Allison also worked with McKinsey and Company to recommend investment opportunities in the private health sector across Africa, worked on HIV/AIDS prevention in Thailand, and researched the relationship between modern and traditional medicine in India. Allison graduated from Lewis and Clark College with a degree in Medical Anthropology, and now lives in Menlo Park with her husband and two young daughters.ContactAllison Phillips
Program Assistant, Center for Innovation in Global Health
Lina serves as the Program Assistant for Stanford’s Center for Innovation in Global Health, supporting the program and its team members in their commitment to Global Health. She also currently serves part-time as the program assistant for the Stanford Climate and Health student organization. Previously, she was the office coordinator for the Office of the Dean for the School of Medicine, where she worked to maintain office operations and support the Dean’s executive team. In June 2018, she graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Linguistics and Language Studies. There, she was also a part of UCSC’s Global Start program, serving as a resource to incoming international students throughout the orientation stage. Lina has an interest in helping others and getting people connected, so please reach out to her if you would like to be involved with CIGH.ContactLina Montes
Program Manager, Center for Innovation in Global Health
Olivia Paige is the Program Associate for Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health. In May, 2018, she completed her Master of Public Health in Global Health from Emory University in her home city of Atlanta, GA. Olivia has experience working for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Emergency Response and Recovery Branch as an ORISE Fellow in global health communications. She has been involved in global health research projects in India, Haiti, and in the U.S. She is particularly passionate about improving sexual and reproductive health outcomes.
Olivia enjoys fostering collaborations across the university to address global health issues. She loves meeting and interacting with new people, so please do not hesitate to reach out to her if you ever have any questions about getting involved with CIGH.ContactOlivia Paige
Communications Man., Center for Innovation in Global Health
Jamie Hansen joined the Center for Innovation in Global Health in the fall of 2021. She serves as Communications Manager, helping to amplify the work of the center and its fellows through strong storytelling and multimedia communications.
Before coming to Stanford, Jamie worked as director of communications at the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) between 2015-2021. In this position, she developed SCOE’s strategic and crisis communications capacity, supporting her organization and the 40 school districts of Sonoma County through numerous crises and communications initiatives. This included responding the physical and mental health impacts of numerous devastating wildfires and navigating school policy during a global pandemic.
Prior to working in communications, she covered education and the environment as a print and multimedia journalist. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Stanford and is accredited in public relations.ContactJamie Hansen
Human and Planetary Health Manager, Center for Innovation in Global Health
Social Media and Digital Outreach Assistant, Center for Innovation in Global Health
Harleen Kaur (‘21/22) is an undergraduate at Stanford majoring in Anthropology. This past year, while on a leave of absence, she served as the Director of Research and Design for the South Asian Winter Camp, was a community researcher at ASRA: The Panjabi Alcohol Resource, and continued her work as a research assistant in the Intimate Partner Violence Research Lab.
At Stanford she is an active member of various South Asian cultural spaces, including South Asian Society, Sikh Students’ Association, and Stanford Bhangra and volunteers with SHAR(ED) and the Global Health Student Council.
Harleen’s global health interests include narratives of addiction and circuits of care within Panjabi communities, intergenerational trauma and its manifestation with health and wellbeing, and gender based violence within immigrant communities.
Executive Assistant to Dr. Michele Barry, Center for Innovation in Global Health
Prior to joining Stanford, Lauren spent five years working for the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, where she supported the Dean of the Graduate School and led operational activities on both their downtown and medical campuses.
She previously served as Executive Assistant to the Executive Director of an inpatient mental health facility, where she received a Governor’s Commendation for leading a project to restore an abandoned cemetery on the hospital grounds. She was also honored by the Oklahoma Board of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for her work in discovering and memorializing a forgotten mass grave from a tragic fire at the hospital in 1918.
Outside of work, Lauren is an avid international traveler, having visited over two dozen countries on five continents, as well as living in China for a period of time. Beyond travel, she enjoys reading across a wide range of genres, hiking, and discovering new international restaurants.
Lauren earned her undergraduate degree in African and African American Studies from the University of Oklahoma and is passionate about supporting the work of anti-racism, advancing LGBTQ equality, and advocating for the dignity of people living with mental illness.