New hires present unprecedented opportunity to move the university’s long-range Top 25 Ambition forward and grow the faculty ranks in four key interdisciplinary areas of university strength and global importance.
Gary Giovino is a leading scholar on global tobacco use and is Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in UB's School of Public Health and Health Professions and SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Community Health and Health Behavior department. He led the Global Adult Tobacco Survey and is engaged in ongoing research in this area.
OGHI founder Arthur Goshin and his team are creating a community-based program in rural villages of India that focuses on children with a range of physical disabilities, and are developing training for workers who care for disabled children.
Working with the Child Health and Development Centre at Makerere University, Uganda, this study, led by OGHI founder Arthur Goshin, this study seeks to improve maternal health and birth weight, nutrition and growth in children.
Pavani Kalluri Ram is leading studies to evaluate hand washing behavior change programs promote handwashing with soap to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene in communities in Kenya, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangladesh, and Nepal.
Through a partnership with the World Health Organization’s tropical diseases research program and the Uganda Ministry of Health, this study will help design a plan for a new intervention to treat malaria in children in Uganda.