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Center For Global Health Personnel


The Center for Global Health personnel 2013.

 Steven Murphy

Steven Murphy

Program Assistant/Fiscal Technician


434-982-5480
Carter-Harrison Research Building (MR-6)

Steve is responsible for fiscal and program oversight and support. He works with CGH leadership to coordinate fiscal, program and logistical operations.

Colleen Laurence

Colleen Laurence, MPH

Positive Links Research Coordinator and Student Liaison


434-924-5242
Carter-Harrison Research Building (MR-6) and UVa Corner Building

Colleen coordinates research involving mobile phone technology used to improve health outcomes for HIV+ in rural areas. She is the CGH student liason for outreach and promotion of student opportunities and events. She coordinates the UVa Global Health Case Competition.

April Ballard

International Programs Coordinator


434-243-6383 / 434-962-0976
UVa Corner Building

April is the primary administrator for International collaborative sites. She works to coordinate scholar opportunities and funding for CGH partner sites in Guatemala and Rwanda. She supports fellowships, scholar awards, and CGH events with collabortive partners internationally and on grounds. Contact her with questions on developing scholar proposals for the CGH-University Scholar Awards, working with international collaborative partners, and applying for scholar and other student funding,

Mary Ann Winecoff

Center for Global Health Office Manager


434-924-5242
434-924-0075
Carter-Harrison Research Building (MR-6)

Mary Ann is the Executive Assistant for Drs. Guerrant and Dillingham. She manages the CGH office and is the primary logistics coordinator for CGH and affiliated faculty.

Rebecca Dillingham, MD, MPH

Rebecca Dillingham, MD, MPH

Director, Center for Global Health, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health


434-924-5242
Carter-Harrison Research Building (MR-6)

Rebecca Dillingham, MD/MPH is the Director the University of Virginia’s Center for Global Health. Dr. Dillingham’s faculty positions are in the Division of Infectious Disease and International Health and in Public Health Sciences. Dr. Dillingham has led the development of global health training across UVa’s campus as the director of the UVa Framework Program in Global Health which is supported by the Fogarty International Center of the National Institute of Health.

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Richard L. Guerrant, MD

Richard L. Guerrant, MD

Founding Director, Center for Global Health


434-924-5242
Carter-Harrison Research Building (MR-6)

Dr. Richard Guerrant is an internationally-recognized expert on enteric infections. He is the founder and Director of the Center for Global Health at the University of Virginia. He is also the Thomas H. Hunter Professor of International Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health.

Full biography.

Elizabeth Olmsted

Elizabeth Olmsted, CRA

Assistant Director for the Center for Global Health


434-924-9673
Carter-Harrison Research Building (MR-6)

Liz is the finance director for the center. She is the primary grants administrator for all research and international grants and is responsible for financial oversight of all center operations.

Leah Barrett

Leah Barrett, BSMT (ASCP)

Lab Manager/Clinical Research Coordinator


434-924-9672
Carter-Harrison Research Building (MR-6)

Leah Barrett is the lead manager for all research conducted in the Guerrant lab and with international partners including the Federal University of Ceará in Brazil, the University of Venda in South Africa, the University of the Philippines. She coordinates research conducted under the MAL-ED project which involves eight collaborative sites.