Advisory Board2020-08-26T19:30:16+05:30

Global Advisory Board

Ayman El-Mohandes

Ayman El-Mohandes

Dr. Ayman El-Mohandes, Dean of the City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH), is a pediatrician and public health academic with a deep commitment to public service. He is an established researcher in the field of infant mortality reduction in minority populations. Dr. El-Mohandes’ funded research focuses on population-based interventions in underserved communities both locally and globally. His publication record includes innovative approaches towards improving perinatal and neonatal outcomes in high risk populations.

Dr. El-Mohandes has served as a senior consultant on multiple global health services and public health interventions funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Asia Development Bank and the Government of South Africa. These projects included the “Healthy Mother Healthy Child” program in Egypt to upgrade obstetric and neonatal services in the districts with the highest infant mortality, a “Health Services Program” in Indonesia, and establishing the first school of public health for black students in South Africa. He was elected to the Board of the Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health in 2015 and was presented with the APHA Executive Director Citation Award in 2017. He is an elected member of the American Pediatric Society and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

CUNY SPH has undergone dramatic transformation since Dr. El-Mohandes became Dean in 2013. Under his leadership it has become an independent school within the CUNY system and received full re-accreditation in 2016. Six new institutes and centers have been launched¬¬—with an accompanying surge in research activity and funding—and an active working partnership with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has been formed. The CUNY SPH instructional portfolio has expanded similarly, with a range of new certificate programs and master’s and doctoral degrees, many of which are available fully online.

Dr. Theresa Cullen (Terry) is a family physician who retired from the US Public Health Service as Rear Admiral in 2012 after leading multiple software development and deployment initiatives within the Indian Health Service (IHS). Under her leadership as CIO, RPMS — the health information technology (HIT) system for IHS — became the only certified HIT software suite within the federal government. Between 2012 and 2015, Dr. Cullen worked as the chief medical information officer for the Veterans Health Administration. She worked to develop a new model for field/community involvement in HIT and expand work in multiple domains, including interoperability/data sharing, standards and terminology, and informatics patient safety.

Dr. Cullen has worked to develop population health IT software suites since 2002, including electronic clinical quality measures and expanded population health capabilities at the point of care. Her work at Regenstrief Institute focuses on the utilization of appropriate technology to meet identified clinical needs and improve health outcomes in LMIC as well as using standard vocabularies (LOINC) to improve clinical care. She will be transitioning to become the Pima County Health Director in Arizona.

Theresa Cullen

Theresa Cullen

Theresa Cullen

Theresa Cullen

Dr. Theresa Cullen (Terry) is a family physician who retired from the US Public Health Service as Rear Admiral in 2012 after leading multiple software development and deployment initiatives within the Indian Health Service (IHS). Under her leadership as CIO, RPMS — the health information technology (HIT) system for IHS — became the only certified HIT software suite within the federal government. Between 2012 and 2015, Dr. Cullen worked as the chief medical information officer for the Veterans Health Administration. She worked to develop a new model for field/community involvement in HIT and expand work in multiple domains, including interoperability/data sharing, standards and terminology, and informatics patient safety.

Dr. Cullen has worked to develop population health IT software suites since 2002, including electronic clinical quality measures and expanded population health capabilities at the point of care. Her work at Regenstrief Institute focuses on the utilization of appropriate technology to meet identified clinical needs and improve health outcomes in LMIC as well as using standard vocabularies (LOINC) to improve clinical care. She will be transitioning to become the Pima County Health Director in Arizona.

Denis Nash

Denis Nash

Dr. Nash is an epidemiologist with over 20 years of experience and leadership in conducting epidemiologic studies. His central interests include infectious diseases, the field of public health surveillance and the use of public health surveillance data to conduct rigorous assessments of programmatic effectiveness and the impact of policies on health. He has worked extensively in domestic and international settings conducting large-scale, ‘real-world’ epidemiologic studies examining key outcomes among persons with HIV infection. Dr. Nash is the Distinguished Professor and an Executive Director, CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health of the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy.

Full professor of Health Informatics at the Medical Sciences Center and professor of the Medical Course at UFPE. Founder and coordinator of the Health Information Technology Research Group (TIS) and the Telehealth Center (NUTES) at UFPE – Hospital das Clínicas eHealth Unit. Practice areas: health information and communication technologies, clinical informatics, public health informatics, mobile health (mHealth), medical education informatics. Coordinates and develops projects with an emphasis on telehealth in primary care and mental health. Voted the most influential person in digital health in Latin America by the HealthXL Awards in 2014, thanks to her work as coordinator of the Center for Telehealth (NUTES), and elected one of the 100 most influential people in health during the Hospital Fair in 2015.

Magdala de Araújo Novaes

Magdala de Araújo Novaes

Magdala de Araújo Novaes

Magdala de Araújo Novaes

Full professor of Health Informatics at the Medical Sciences Center and professor of the Medical Course at UFPE. Founder and coordinator of the Health Information Technology Research Group (TIS) and the Telehealth Center (NUTES) at UFPE – Hospital das Clínicas eHealth Unit. Practice areas: health information and communication technologies, clinical informatics, public health informatics, mobile health (mHealth), medical education informatics. Coordinates and develops projects with an emphasis on telehealth in primary care and mental health. Voted the most influential person in digital health in Latin America by the HealthXL Awards in 2014, thanks to her work as coordinator of the Center for Telehealth (NUTES), and elected one of the 100 most influential people in health during the Hospital Fair in 2015.

Dr. K. Kajal

K. Kajal

Administrative and managerial oversight with technical and strategic inputs on RMNCHA in public sector driven programs. Monitoring throughout project implementation. Driving teams to achieve objectives with tight deadlines. Extensive experience at cross cutting edge with multiple stakeholders such as NGOs, International organizations and others. Skilled in operations, policy design, program management, Negotiation, Strategic Planning, and Monitoring and Evaluation with exceptional interpersonal communication skills. A clinically trained obstetrician and gynecologist from PGIMER, India. Passionate for healthcare, completed Global Health Sciences at UCSF. Multi country experience esp LMICs for interventions for “quality health for all.”

Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the world’s leading privacy experts. Dr. Cavoukian served an unprecedented three terms as the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada. There she created Privacy by Design, a framework that seeks to proactively embed privacy into the design specifications of information technologies, networked infrastructure and business practices, thereby achieving the strongest protection possible. In 2010, International Privacy Regulators unanimously passed a Resolution recognizing Privacy by Design as an International Standard. Since then, PbD has been translated into 40 languages! In 2018, PbD was included in a sweeping new law in the EU: the General Data Protection Regulation.

Dr. Cavoukian is now the Executive Director of the Global Privacy & Security by Design Centre. She is also a Senior Fellow of the Ted Rogers Leadership Centre at Ryerson University, and a Faculty Fellow of the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Dr. Cavoukian is the author of two books, “The Privacy Payoff: How Successful Businesses Build Customer Trust” with Tyler Hamilton, and “Who Knows: Safeguarding Your Privacy in a Networked World” with Don Tapscott. She has received numerous awards recognizing her leadership in privacy, including being named as one of the Top 25 Women of Influence in Canada, named as one of the Top 10 Women in Data Security and Privacy, and named as one of the ‘Power 50’ by Canadian Business. She was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the Governor General of Canada for her outstanding work on creating Privacy by Design and taking it global (May, 2017), named as one of the 50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders (November, 2017), named among the Top Women in Tech (December, 2017), was awarded the Toastmasters Communication and Leadership Award (April, 2018), recognized among the Top 100 Identity Influencers (February, 2019), and most recently, she was named among the Top 18 Global AI Influencers within the AI & Tech Space (February, 2019), was awarded the 2020 Canadian Women in Cybersecurity Lifetime Achievement Award In Recognition of Your Outstanding Contributions to Cybersecurity and Privacy in Ontario (March 2020).

Ann Cavoukian

Ann Cavoukian

Ann Cavoukian

Ann Cavoukian

Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the world’s leading privacy experts. Dr. Cavoukian served an unprecedented three terms as the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada. There she created Privacy by Design, a framework that seeks to proactively embed privacy into the design specifications of information technologies, networked infrastructure and business practices, thereby achieving the strongest protection possible. In 2010, International Privacy Regulators unanimously passed a Resolution recognizing Privacy by Design as an International Standard. Since then, PbD has been translated into 40 languages! In 2018, PbD was included in a sweeping new law in the EU: the General Data Protection Regulation.

Dr. Cavoukian is now the Executive Director of the Global Privacy & Security by Design Centre. She is also a Senior Fellow of the Ted Rogers Leadership Centre at Ryerson University, and a Faculty Fellow of the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Dr. Cavoukian is the author of two books, “The Privacy Payoff: How Successful Businesses Build Customer Trust” with Tyler Hamilton, and “Who Knows: Safeguarding Your Privacy in a Networked World” with Don Tapscott. She has received numerous awards recognizing her leadership in privacy, including being named as one of the Top 25 Women of Influence in Canada, named as one of the Top 10 Women in Data Security and Privacy, and named as one of the ‘Power 50’ by Canadian Business. She was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the Governor General of Canada for her outstanding work on creating Privacy by Design and taking it global (May, 2017), named as one of the 50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders (November, 2017), named among the Top Women in Tech (December, 2017), was awarded the Toastmasters Communication and Leadership Award (April, 2018), recognized among the Top 100 Identity Influencers (February, 2019), and most recently, she was named among the Top 18 Global AI Influencers within the AI & Tech Space (February, 2019), was awarded the 2020 Canadian Women in Cybersecurity Lifetime Achievement Award In Recognition of Your Outstanding Contributions to Cybersecurity and Privacy in Ontario (March 2020).