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Directory of Iowa Global Health Network professionals

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Claudia Corwin

Claudia Corwin

MD, MPH
Position/Title
Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Director, Iowa Global Health Network
Primary College
College of Medicine
Department
Internal Medicine
Primary Research Focus Areas
Health Equity and Disparities, Occupational Health, Traditional Medicine
Languages
English
Biography

My 24 years as a transplant surgeon, occupational medicine physician, and public health my patient care domains have spanned a wide range of health care environments, including in-hospital and outpatient clinical settings. As a surgeon, I learned to be both flexible and decisive. As an occupational medicine physician, I have developed expertise working in care settings that require close multidisciplinary collaboration and accountability, thereby bringing teams together toward shared goals. As a public health professional, I have state-level experience including leadership at the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) as Medical Director for Healthcare Services, and Medical Director of the federally funded Iowa Bioterrorism Cooperative Agreement. During my work at IDPH, I communicated with a diverse group of community and government stakeholders to build a strong public health infrastructure to address disaster preparedness across Iowa. With a long-standing interest in health disparities, I focused my MPH graduate thesis on the relevance of the medical home model to the healthcare safety net.

 

Currently, my work in occupational medicine enables me to focus on large groups of individuals who experience injury or illness in the workplace, including immigrant, migrant and refugee populations. I have experience in work related to the health and safety of workers, including hazard recognition, evaluation, control, and policy development. My interest in underserved populations now includes a focus on health-related disparities within the workplace and the Workers’ Compensation System (WCS). At the University of Iowa, I am a co-leader of Immigrant and Refugee Health and Well-being Research Group, a multidisciplinary group of University faculty. I also serve as Director of the new University of Iowa Global Health Network. As Associate Director of Employee Health, I am deeply involved in University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (UIHC) incident command during the pandemic and a leader within the COVID-19 vaccine campaign for UIHC and other university employees. In this massive effort, I provide clinical care and oversight in my capacity as Associate Director of Employee Health. Within the larger Iowa state community, I work with Proteus, Inc., a nonprofit organization that serves migrant and seasonal farmworkers, immigrants, and others. Much of my current work includes the preparedness and response for public health emergencies among migrant and seasonal agricultural farmworkers, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Most recently this work has focused on partnering with Proteus and state entities to prepare for vaccination opportunities for the migrant and seasonal farmworker population. My work has been informed by expertise gained through my participation in leadership of the UIHC COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

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Kennith Culp

Kennith Culp

PhD, RN, FAAN
Position/Title
Professor
Primary College
College of Nursing
Primary Research Focus Areas
Epidemiology, Injury and Violence Prevention, Rural and Farm Health
Languages
English
Regions of Focus
Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
Biography

I am a 30+year faculty member in the College of Nursing (CON) and have done research in The Gambia mostly focusing on rural nursing and farming injuries. My PhD is in epidemiology and I also teach a global health nursing course. In the CON I am the global health coordinator for visiting scholars and facilitate student practicum sites in other countries. I also work with other colleges outside the US in facilitating partnerships with their nursing programs and assist with visiting Fulbright scholars etc.

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Jeffrey Dawson

Jeff Dawson

ScD
Position/Title
Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Primary College
College of Public Health
Department
Biostatistics
Primary Research Focus Areas
Biomedical Sciences, Chronic and Non-communicable Diseases, Injury and Violence Prevention
Languages
English, Haitian Creole
Regions of Focus
Caribbean
Biography

Dr. Dawson received his academic degrees from Brigham Young University and Harvard University, and is a Professor of Biostatistics. He has served as Director of Graduate Studies in Biostatistics, a Faculty Senate member, a member of the Institutional Review Board, and the chair of the CPH Faculty Council. He has collaborated with over 20 departments in the health sciences, and is particularly known for his collaborative work in elderly and neurologically impaired drivers, as well as in cardiovascular research. His methodological interests include longitudinal data and clinical trials. His outreach activities include educational, research, and public health efforts in Haiti. He has served as the CPH Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs since 2011.

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Mariola Espinosa

Mariola Espinosa

PhD
Primary College
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department
History
Primary Research Focus Areas
Health Equity and Disparities, Infectious Diseases, Social, Cultural, and Historical Health Factors
Languages
Spanish
Regions of Focus
Caribbean
Biography

I am a historian of medicine and public health whose work focuses on medical understandings of yellow fever in the Caribbean. My work also looks at topics of race and empire in the region. I teach historical methods, history of Latin America, history of medicine courses. 

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James Giblin

PhD
Position/Title
Professor
Primary College
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department
History
Primary Research Focus Areas
Environmental Health and/or Sustainability, Traditional Medicine, Social, Cultural, and Historical Health Factors
Languages
Kiswahili
Regions of Focus
Sub-Saharan Africa
Biography

James Giblin has been involved in the study of East African history for a long time. He has written two books and co-edited several volumes about the history of Tanzania, a country which he visits frequently. He has been a member of the Dept of History, UIowa, since 1986.

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Andrea Greathouse

Andrea Greathouse

RHIT
Position/Title
Faculty Practice Coordinator
Primary College
College of Nursing
Department
Faculty Practice
Primary Research Focus Areas
Community or Population Health, Health Policy, Clinical Documentation and Interoperabilty
Languages
English
Regions of Focus
North America
Biography

I am an RHIT working on my Masters in Healthcare Administration. I have worked in every possible site type for a variety of providers. In the end I am concerned with how the providers document, how that affects patient care in all settings and how it affects reimbursement and shows value.

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Jeydith Gutierrez

Jeydith Gutierrez

MD, MPH
Position/Title
Clinical Assistant Professor
Primary College
College of Medicine
Department
Internal Medicine
Primary Research Focus Areas
Health Equity and Disparities, Health Policy, Health Promotion and Communication
Languages
English, Spanish
Biography

I'm an internal medicine physician, originally from Venezuela. I'm interested in global health, health disparities and Telemedicine. My research mainly focus on applications of telemedicine to improve access and quality of care.

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Katherine Herz

MPH, MA
Position/Title
Adjunct Instructor
Primary College
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department
Global Health Studies
Primary Research Focus Areas
Environmental Health and/or Sustainability, Health Policy, Infectious Diseases
Languages
French, Russian
Regions of Focus
Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe
Biography

I have worked abroad in the former Soviet Union as a Peace Corps volunteer and working for an NGO. Additionally, I worked for five years at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and seven years at the Harvard School of Public Health managing the office and his research portfolio for a Danish researcher in Environmental Health focused on Women and Children.

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Carly Nichols

Carly Nichols

PhD
Position/Title
Assistant Professor
Primary College
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department
Geography and Global Health Studies
Primary Research Focus Areas
Environmental Health and/or Sustainability, Social, Cultural, and Historical Health Factors
Languages
English, Hindi
Regions of Focus
Asia, North America
Biography

I am a broadly trained human-environment geographer with specializations in feminist, health, and agro-food geographies. I have over 7 years of research experience across northern, eastern, and central India investigating agriculture, health, gender, and food and nutrition security. ​My most recent project, entitled, Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture, Global Nutrition Policy, and the Gendered and Affective Politics of Health in India, examines the changing political context of global health and nutrition policy in the context of agrarian India.