Board of Directors

Agnes Binagwaho, MD, M(Ped), PhD
Vice Chancellor; Former Minister of Health of Rwanda; Senior Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Ophelia Dahl
Co-Founder and Board Member, Partners In Health

Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN 
Board Member, UGHE; CEO, Partners In Health

Paul Farmer, MD, PhD
Chancellor;
Co-Founder and Chief Strategist, Partners In Health; Kolokotrones Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard University

Senait Fisseha, MD, JD
Director of Global Programs at the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation

Lesley King
Chair of the Board, UGHE; Board Member, Partners In Health

Joel M. Mubiligi, MD
Lecturer, Faculty of Global Health Delivery; Executive Director, Inshuti Mu Buzima

Carole B. Segal
Board Member, UGHE; President of the Segal Family Foundation

Faculty

Institute for Global Health

Rex Wong, DPT, MPH, MS 
Director, Bill and Joyce Cummings Institute of Global Health

Chester Kalinda
Assistant Professor

Emmanuel Ngwakongnwi
Assistant Professor

Gloria Igihozo, MSc
Lecturer, Health Management and Global Health Delivery

Joseph Kalibbala
Lecturer

Maria Albin Qambayo
Lecturer

Jean de Dieu Oemba Sibomana
Administrative Assistant

Adjuncts  

Emily Wroe, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor | Primary institution: Partners in Health

 Phuoc Le, MD, MPH
Associate Professor | Primary institution: University of California: Berkeley

Kaveh Khoshnood, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor | Primary institution: Yale University, School of Public Health 

Fredrick Kateera, MD, MSc, PhD
Assistant Professor | Primary institution: Partners in Health

Joel M. Mubiligi, MD
Assistant Professor | Primary institution: Partners in Health

Ziad Khatib
Associate Professor | Primary institution: Austrian Agency for Health and Food Security

Anatole Manzi, PhD, MPhil, MPH
Assistant Professor | Primary Institution: Partners In Health

Lisa Hirshhorn, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor | Primary institution: Northwestern University Feinberg Medical School

Sabin Nsanzimana, MD, MSc, PhD, FRCP
Assistant Professor | Primary institution: Rwanda Biomedical Centre

School of Medicine

Basic Medical Sciences  

Abebe Bekele, MD, FCS (ECSA), FACS
Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academic and Research Affaires, and Dean of the School of Medicine

Daniel Melka Seifu, PhD
Associate Professor, Head, Department of Biochemistry

Charles Okot Odongo
Assistant Professor, Head, Department of Pharmacology

Robert Ojiambo, PhD
Assistant Professor, Chair, Division of Basic Medical Sciences, Head of Physiology

Patrick Orikiriza, PhD
Assistant Professor, Head, Department of Microbiology

Joshua Owolabi, PhD
Assistant Professor, Head, Department of Anatomy

Deogratias Ruhangaza, MD, MMed (Path)
Assistant Professor, Pathology

Carine Nyampinga, MD
Assistant Professor, Pathology

Jean Paul Ndayizeye, MD
Lecturer

Arlene Nishimwe, MD, MSc
Lecturer

Nicole Kanyana, MD
Lecturer

Jean Baptiste Niyibizi, MSc
Lecturer, Laboratory 

Samuel Ntaganira
Administrative Assistant 

Leslie Kanyana
Administrative Assistant 

Clinical Medicine  

Abebe Bekele, MD, FCS (ECSA), FACS
Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academic and Research Affaires, and Dean of the School of Medicine; Professor, Department of Surgery

Agnes Binagwaho, MD, M(Ped), PhD 
Vice Chancellor; Professor, Pediatrics 

Tomlin Paul, MB BS, MPH, DFPHM, FAcadMEd
Associate Professor

Barnabas Alayande, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

Zohray Talib, MD
Professor, Head, Department of Internal Medicine 

Robert Riviello, MD, MPH
Professor, Head, Department of Surgery 

Rahel Gebre
Professor, Head, Department of Ob/Gyn

Natalie McCall, MD
 Associate Professor, Chair of Division of Clinical Medicine

Cyprien Shyirambere, MD
Associate Professor, Chair of Division of Clinical MedicineAssistant Professor, Pediatrics

Oscar Nsanzimana
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics 

Louis Mujyuwishi, MD, MMED, Pediatrician
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Jean Paul Majyambere, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery

Pascal Bihizimana, MD
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine

Fred Mugabo, MD
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine

Nicaise Nsabimana, MD
Assistant Professor, Oncology 

Simon Pierre Bigirimana, MD
Lecturer

Gabriel Makiriro, MD
Lecturer

Sam Muhanguzi
Administrative Assistant 

Adjuncts

Madhu Varma
Assistant Professor | Primary institution: California University of Science and Medicine 

Dhammika Atapattu
Professor | Primary institution: California University of Science and Medicine 

Harmut Schmit
Associate Professor 

Torsten Schoneberg
Professor | Primary institution: University of Leipzig 

Yohannes Gamechu
Assistant Professor | Primary institution: University of Leipzig 

Gordon Green
Professor | Primary institution: California University of Science and Medicine

Eric Neilson, MD
Assistant Professor | Primary institution: California University of Science and Medicine 

Alemayehu Gebremariam
Assistant Professor | Primary institution: Catholic Relief Services 

Anne Sumner, MD
Assistant Professor | Primary institution: National Institutes of Health

Honorable Tharcisse Mpunga, MD, MSc
Lecturer | Primary institution: Ministry of Health 

Christopher C. Moore, MD
Associate Professor | Primary institution: University of Virginia

Chandler Villaverde, MD
Adjunct Assistant Professor | Primary institution: University of Washington  
 

Zahir Kanjee
Adjunct Assistant Professor | Primary institution: Harvard Medical School 

Amanda Williams
Adjunct Assistant Professor | Primary institution: Indiana Emergency Care   

Joe Rhatigan, MD
Adjunct Professor | Primary institution: Harvard Medical School

Kelsey Ripp, MD
Adjunct Assistant Professor | Primary institution: University of Washington   

Giuseppe Raviol
Assistant Professor | Primary institution: Harvard Medical School

Institute of Global Health Equity Research 

Daniela Cristina Stefan, MD, MMED, FCP, CMO, MsC, PhD, MBA
Professor, Director of the Institute of Global Health Equity Research

Alemayehu Amberbir, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor

Chester Kalinda, PhD
Assistant Professor
 

Emmanuel Ngwakongnwi
Assistant Professor

Arsene Hobabagabo, MD, MSc
Lecturer

Sage Marie Consolatrice Ishimwe, MD, MPH
Lecturer 

Marie Grace Duhuze Karera
Lecturer 

Sade Rwamasirabo
Admin Assistant

Educational Development and Quality Center

Tomlin Paul, MBBS, MPH, DFPHM, FAcadMed
Associate Professor, Chair, Educational Development and Quality Center 

Matthew Ames, PhD
Assistant Professor, e-Learning 

Olivia Clarke, MSc
Lecturer, EDQC 

Anthony Kiuna
Lecturer, Academic Librarian

Ornella Masimbi, MD, MSc
Lecturer, Simulation Centre 

Natnael Shimelash, MD, MSc
Lecturer, Simulation Centre

Falida Umutoniwase
Administrative Assistant

Center for One Health

Phaedra Henley, PhD, MES, BMSc
Assistant Professor, Chair, Center for One Health 

Janna Schurer, PhD
Assistant Professor

Anselme Shyaka,DVM, PhD
Assistant Professor

Ursin Bayisenge, MD, MSc
Lecturer 

Agazi Gebreselassie, MD, MSc
Lecturer

Chany Uwase
Administrative Coordinator

Adjuncts  

Martin Ntawubizi
Assistant Professor | Primary institution: University of Rwanda School of Veterinary Medicine

Julius Nziza
Assistant Professor | Primary institution: Gorilla Doctors 

Kelsey Ripp, MD
Assistant Professor | Primary institution: University of Washington 

Community Health & Social Medicine

Florence Akiiki Bitalabeho, MD
Assistant Professor, Head, Department of Community Health and Social Medicine 

Sandra Isano, MSc
Lecturer  

Denys Ndangurura, MPH, RN
Lecturer

Grace Iliza Ndatinya, MSc
Lecturer

 Adjunct  

Thomas Albert Ndayisaba
Lecturer | Primary Institution: Partners in Health 

Center for Nursing and Midwifery

Judy Khanyola
Lecturer, Chair, Centre for Nursing and Midwifery 

Augustine Ndaimani, RN, BScNS (Hons), MScNS, PhD
Associate Professor

Phillisters Ariko
Lecturer  

Esther Gaga
Administrative Assistant

Center for Executive Education 

Anil Kumar Indira Krishna, PhD
Professor, Chair, Center for Executive Education

Mireille Umutesi
Program Manager 

Vivian Keza
Admin Assistant 

Adjuncts  

Placidie Mugwaneza
Assistant Professor | Primary institution: Rwanda Biomedical Centre 

Eric Gaju
Lecturer | Primary institution: Ministry of Health 

Itete Karagire
Lecturer | Primary institution: Global Fund 

Pascal Birindabagabo
Lecturer | Primary institution: Ministry of Health

Joseph Shema
Lecturer | Primary institution: Ministry of Health 

Paul Pierre
Assistant Professor | Primary institution: Global Health Fellows Program, Public Health Institute

Center for Gender Equity 

Tsion Yohannes
Lecturer, Chair, 

Tayechalem Moges Girma, MA, LLM, PhD
Assistant Professor

Rashidah Nambaziira, MSc
Lecturer  

Deborah Umucyo
Coordinator, Center for Gender Equity 

Humanities & Social Sciences

Denis Regnier, MSc, PhD
Assistant Professor, Head, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences 

Christine Akinyi Osae
Lecturer  

Anthony Kiuna
Lecturer 

Mpinga Rwabuhihi
Lecturer  Admin Assistant

Adjuncts  

Matthew Basilico
Assistant Professor | Primary institution: Harvard University 

Darja Djordjevic, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor | Primary institution: Harvard University 

Staff

Abida Adnan
Senior Development Officer

Ruzamba Rwamirego Alain, PMP
Warehouse and Logistics Assistant

Darius Bazimya, MSc., RN
Nutrition and Early Childhood Development Coordinator (NECD)

Thomas Biseruka
Accounting and Reporting Manager

Ezechiel Bizimana
Laboratory Assistant, Division of Basic Medical Sciences

Bashir K. Bulwanyi
Butaro Campus Plumber

William Cleveland
Liaison Officer and Partnership Coordinator

Callixte Cyuzuzo, MSc
Teaching and Learning Coordinator & GHC Fellow

Edison Dukuzumuremyi
Facilities Technician

Leila Dusabe
Research Assistant, Center for One Health

Anitha Dushimirimana
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator & GHC Fellow (2021-2022)

Merci Gasagire
Student Services Assistant

Nancy Michaelle Gatete
Talent Acquisition and Development Assistant

Patrick Gatarayiha
Driver

Gloria Hategekimana
Administrative Assistant – Finance

Alain Patrick Irere Hirwa
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator & GHC Fellow 

Dennis Hirwe
Administrative Assistant to the Vice Chancellor 

Collins Fred Inkotanyi
Director of Campus Operations and Community Engagement

Danny Kamanzi
Warehouse & Logistics Coordinator

Emmanuel Kamanzi, MBA
Director of Infrastructure

Leslie Kanyana
Administrative assistant to the BMS division

Vivian Keza
Administrative Assistant, Center of Executive  Education

Janet Kaviiko
Director of Human Resources

Denise U. Kayigamba, MSc
Director of Contracting and Procurement

Doreen Kirabo
Admissions and Records Coordinator

Anthony Kiuna
Academic Librarian

Jean d’Amour Kubwimana, MBA, PGDipOL(oxon)
Director of Finance and Adjunct Lecturer

Nduta Kuria
Director of Partnerships

Christopher Malinga
Transport and Logistics Coordinator

Kedest Mathewos
Research Associate to the Vice Chancellor

Jean de Dieu Mirukiro, MBA, PHRi, HRCI SME, CHRMA
Talent Acquisition and Development Manager

Clement Muhire, Msc
IT Specialist

Hannah Fatma Mukamudenge
Transport and Logistics Assistant 

Charlene Chido Mukondwa,MSc
Manager of Admissions, Records and Student Services

Rogers Muragije, MBA
Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administrative and Financial Affairs

Rosette Mutoni
Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations Manager

Raissa Muvunyi
National Research Associate to the Vice Chancellor

Solange Nakure
Executive Assistant to the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic and Research Affairs

Denys Ndangurura, MPH,RN
Coordinator for Community Based Education, Lecturer

Andre Ndayambaje
Health Services Coordinator 

Robert Niyigena
Electrician

Dieudonné Nkurunziza
Grant Manager

Irenee Nshimiyimana
Laboratory Assistant

Jovial Thomas Ntawukuriryayo, MSc
Research Assistant

Jean Christian Numviye, MBA, ACCA, CPA
Financial Compliance Specialist

Elysee Nzashimimana
Communications, Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator

Sarah Ruberti
Associate Director of Prospect Research

Alida K. Ruzibiza, MPH
Partnership Manager

Octave Rwagasana
Procurement and Logistics Assistant 

Sade Rwamasirabo
 Administrative Assistant, Institute of Global Health Equity Research

Patrick Semana
Procurement Assistant

Aristide Shingiro
Construction Manager

Vincent Singiza
Site Clerk of Works 

Valens Tugiriyera
Safety and Security Assistant

Etienne Turikumana
Alumni, Career & Student Recruitment Coordinator

Seth Tumusiime
Hospitality Coordinator

Deborah Umucyo
Coordinator, Center for Gender Equity

Signolita Umurerwa
Administrative Assistant – Finance

Chany Uwase
Coordinator of the Center for One Health

Liliane Uwase
IT Helpdesk Assistant

Witness Uwera
Student Services Administrative Coordinator

Chantal Uwimana, MA
Human Resource Manager

Aimable Uwimana, MSc
Community Engagement Assistant 

Theogene Uwizeyimana
Research Officer, Global Health Corps Fellow 2021-2022

Yubire Venerand
Driver

Mpinga Rwabuhihi
Academic Administrative Assistant, Humanities and Social Sciences.