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We are more than an academic center; we’re a community. With more than 180 faculty fellows from across all seven schools within the university, Stanford Global Health teaches groundbreaking courses on campus, sends scholars around the world, and supports research on five continents. Meet the people who share our passion for increasing well-being, worldwide.

Stanford Global Health Leadership

Stanford Global Health Senior Advisors

Diana Chapman Walsh

President Emerita, Wellesley College and Senior Advisor, Stanford Global Health

Diana Chapman Walsh

President Emerita, Wellesley College and Senior Advisor, Stanford Global Health

Diana Chapman Walsh was the twelfth president of Wellesley College and is a recognized leader in higher education. Her presidency, from 1993-2007, was marked by educational innovation, including a revision of the curriculum and expanded programs in global education, the humanities, internships and service learning, interdisciplinary teaching and learning, and religious and spiritual life.

Dr. Walsh currently serves on the governing boards of the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (and its executive committee). Her recent board service includes the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the inaugural board of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard (which she chaired), and the Mind and Life Institute. Prior to the Wellesley presidency, Dr. Walsh was Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Stuart Norman Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, where she chaired the Department of Health and Social Behavior. Before Harvard, she was a University Professor at Boston University and Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Public Health.

She has published and spoken widely on public health and higher education, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Center for Innovation in Global Health’s Climate Change and Health Initiative.

Herb Riband

Senior Advisor

Herb Riband

Senior Advisor

Herb Riband is an independent global healthcare advisor, working with a select group of startup companies, NGOs and academic professionals that are bringing truly innovative approaches to global health and healthcare delivery.  He recently completed a 16-month fellowship at Stanford University’s Distinguished Careers Institute (DCI), which focused on global health and healthcare innovation.  Prior to that, Herb had a diverse 31-year international career with leadership roles in multinational enterprises in biotechnology (Amgen), medical technology (Medtronic), consumer goods (Diageo), consulting (Ernst & Young) and law (Baker & McKenzie).  He built international market access, healthcare policy, government affairs, strategic philanthropy, corporate communications and law functions for multinational corporations. In this regard, Herb led the launch of value-based healthcare delivery programs incorporating holistic “beyond the drug and device” solutions and promoting policies focused on measuring and improving patient health outcomes.  He also built partnerships with health system stakeholders to accelerate patient access to appropriate biopharmaceutical and medical technology therapies, with a particular focus on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.  A native of Pennsylvania (USA), Herb received advanced degrees from Cornell University and the University of Michigan Law School.  He is a citizen of the United States and Switzerland.

Core Staff

Lucas Oliver Oswald

Communications Manager, Center for Innovation in Global Health

Lucas Oliver Oswald

Communications Manager, Center for Innovation in Global Health

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