Leadership

Amita Gupta, MD, MHS

Professor of Medicine and Public Health; Director, Division of Infectious Diseases; JHII Faculty Co-Chair Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Dr. Gupta is Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is also Deputy Director of the Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE), Faculty Co-chair of the Gupta-Klinsky India Institute at Johns Hopkins University, and Professor of Infectious Diseases at the JH School of Medicine, with a joint appointment in International Health at the JH Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Topics
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Tuberculosis

David Peters, MD, DrPH

Edgar Berman Chair of International Health, Faculty Co-Chair Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr. David Peters is Faculty Co-chair of the Gupta-Klinsky India Institute at Johns Hopkins University, and Chair of the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He studies how to strengthen health systems in low- and middle-income countries, particularly to better serve poor and vulnerable populations.

Topics
  • Health Systems

Faculty Representatives

Rina Agarwala, PhD

Associate Professor; Director of Undergraduate Studies Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Agarwala studies how vulnerable populations, particularly workers, assert their rights through social movements. Her research has examined a range of working populations (including informal workers and migrant workers), workers’ identities (including class, gender, and caste), and worker industries (including construction, tobacco manufacturing, garment manufacturing, trash collection, domestic work, and agricultural labor). 

Topics
  • Administration

Robert Bollinger, MD, MPH

Raj & Kamla Gupta Professor of Infectious Diseases; Professor of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Dr. Bollinger is the Raj and Kamla Gupta Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine, and he holds joint appointments in International Health at the Johns Hopkins (JH) Bloomberg School of Public Health, and in Community Public Health at the JH School of Nursing. He is Founding Director of the Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE), Associate Director for Medicine of the JH Center for Global Health, and serves on the Advisory Team for the Johns Hopkins Precision Medicine Center of Excellence for COVID-19. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine and infectious diseases. 

Pravin Krishna, PhD

Chung Ju Yung Distinguished Professor of International Economics and Business School of Advanced International Studies

Pravin Krishna is the Chung Ju Yung Distinguished Professor of International Economics and Business at Johns Hopkins University, where he is jointly appointed in the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC and the Department of Economics in the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (KSAS) in Baltimore. Professor Krishna is also Co-Chair of the Bernard L. Schwartz Globalization Initiative at Johns Hopkins SAIS and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Professor Krishna has previously been Professor of Economics at Brown University and has also held appointments at a number of other universities, including the University of Chicago, Columbia University, Princeton University, Stanford University and INSEAD. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

Nagpurnanand Prabhala, PhD

Professor of Finance and Francis J. Carey, Jr. Carey School of Business

Dr. Prabhala's work on India focuses on banks, financial intermediaries, and corporate finance in India. His prior and ongoing research includes work on credit scoring and its adoption by Indian banks, bank runs, the use of robo-advisors for wealth management, lowering frictions in consumer credit search, retail lending under fairness criteria, the impact of regulations and government programs such as laws to strengthening creditor rights, priority sector lending programs to aid small businesses, and PMJDY, a large-scale financial inclusion program.

Topics
  • Finance

Kunal Parikh, PhD

Research Associate Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Whiting School of Engineering

Dr. Parikh leads the Global Institute for Vision Equity (GIVE), an initiative that partners with high volume, social-justice driven eye care systems across India to enable equity in eye care globally through development and translation of novel solutions addressing critical needs in ophthalmology and designed for the patients, care providers, and the context of care in under-resourced settings.

Topics
  • Digital Health
  • Eye Disease

Nancy Reynolds, PhD

Professor and Associate Dean Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Nancy Reynolds is a Professor and Associate Dean of Global Affairs at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing; the Director of Center for Global Initiatives; Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Information, Knowledge Management; and Co-Secretary General, Global Network of the WHO Collaborating Centers of Nursing and Midwifery. She is a member of the board of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH). She is an NIH-funded researcher whose global health research in India has focused on development of interventions that use low-cost cellphone technology to bring health care services to vulnerable populations affected by HIV.

Topics
  • Digital Health
  • HIV
  • Mental Health

Mathuram Santosham, MD, MPH

Professor of Public Health Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Dr. Santosham studies International Health; Epidemiologic studies of enteric infections; improved oral rehydration therapy; field testing of vaccines; h. influenzae tybe b; pneumococcal; neonatal health; Zinc supplementation; rotavirus.

Sridevi Sarma, PhD

Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Vice Dean for Graduate Education at the Whiting School of Engineering Whiting School of Engineering

Sridevi Sarma, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and vice dean for graduate education at the Whiting School of Engineering, develops computational, data-driven, and biological approaches to advance the knowledge and treatment of diseases of the nervous system including epilepsy, chronic pain, Parkinson’s disease, and insomnia. She also harnesses dynamical systems and control theory to understand how the brain governs complex behaviors, including motor control and decision making.

Core Team

Tania Chatterjee

Program Manager Johns Hopkins University

Tania is Program Manager for the Gupta-Klinsky India Institute at Johns Hopkins University. She oversees the development of new programs, content, events, and other components of the Institute while working closely with partners and with all other arms of JHII. Tania also serves as a liaison to the Faculty Steering Committee and collaborates with Committee on goals for research, education, training and strategy. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Tania pursued a career in HIV, working at the Inova Health System, the Center for Quality Improvement and Innovation, and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. She is an alumna of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a co-founder of the South Asian Sexual and Mental Health Alliance.

Topics
  • Administration

Colter Billings

Communications Specialist Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Colter Billings is a Communications Specialist for Gupta-Klinsky India Institute at Johns Hopkins University and the Center for Clinical Global Health Education. He creates content and manages projects that amplify the mission and work of the GKII and the CCGHE. Generating and executing cross-platform communications plans, developing strategic messaging, tracking engagement and coordinating with other JHU communications teams are elements of that role.

Topics
  • Communications

Molly Bowen

Communications Lead Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Molly Bowen is Communications Director for Gupta-Klinsky India Institute at Johns Hopkins University, the Johns Hopkins Division of Infectious Diseases at the School of Medicine, and the Center fro Clinical Gobal Health Education develops communications strategy, sets goals, serves as managing editor, and oversees content development and production across platforms including website, social media, newsletter, videos, and reports. She has 20+ years of experience in infectious diseases communications.

Topics
  • Communications

Priyanka Das, MBA, MPH

Research Associate Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Priyanka is a strategy consultant at the Gupta-Klinsky India Institute at Johns Hopkins University and has been directly involved with the process of designing and drafting the institute’s strategic roadmap. She also works as a Research Associate with the International Injury Research Unit at the Bloomberg School of Public Health where she is working on policy prioritization, and compliance and monitoring related research projects, primarily in the areas of injury research and rehabilitation.

Topics
  • Administration
  • Injury Prevention

Hugh Sullivan

Director, International Development Johns Hopkins University

As director of international programs in the Johns Hopkins University’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Hugh Sullivan leads the university and medical institutions’ international fundraising and external affairs. Hugh brings nearly 15 years in professional and volunteer roles related to business development and education, with over nine years at Johns Hopkins in progressive fundraising roles.

Topics
  • Administration

Matt Williams

Multimedia Specialist Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

In addition to editing and updating multimedia content, Matt provides IT support and contributes to ongoing web development

Topics
  • Communications

Gabriela Smit

Fiscal Operations Manager Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Ms. Smit is Fiscal Operations Manager. She is an experienced financial analyst with more than 2 decades of experience in finance and accounting and more than a decade of experience at Johns Hopkins University, where she has developed and managed federal and non-federal grants and contracts.

Topics
  • Finance

Sagar Bhagwat

Senior Grants and Contracts Analyst Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Mr. Bhagwat is the Senior Grants and Contracts Analyst and manages the financial activities with the Fiscal Operations Manager. He works on all aspects of sponsored research pre and post award, including development and management of federal, state, private, and foundation grants/contracts. He is the primary contact for all outgoing subcontracts and works closely with international collaborators in India, Uganda, United Kingdom as well as domestic collaborators within the US.

Topics
  • Finance