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Saul Tzipori, Deputy Director

Dr. Saul Tzipori serves as the Deputy Director of the One Health Workforce (OHW) project. In this capacity, he works closely with the leadership team at the University of Minnesota, our OHW partners, to provide overall technical and administrative leadership to OHW. Dr. Tzipori is an active participant on the Executive Boards of the two regional networks created through and supported by the OHW project: The One Health Central and East Africa (OHCEA) network and the South East Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN). He provides leadership and coordination of all activities performed in the two networks and was instrumental in helping shape their vision and mission. When he is not traversing the globe for OHW, Dr. Tzipori is the Chair of the Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health.

Janetrix Hellen Amuguni, Senior Africa Technical Lead

Dr. Hellen Amuguni is the Senior Africa Technical Lead for the OHW Project. She coordinates projects across 8 African countries: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon and Senegal working with a network of 21 schools of public health and veterinary medicine to build the capacity of partner African countries using a One Health approach to investigate, respond to, and counter existing and future emerging infectious disease outbreaks. During the past 4 years of OHW, she has contributed to building capacity across the network in One Health Core Competency (OHCC) training, integrating OHCC into existing university curricula, Problem-Based Learning (PBL), and online education. She also provides organizational development support to the OCHEA Secretariat in Kampala, Uganda.

Diafuka Saila-Ngita, Regional Technical Officer for Africa

Dr. Diafuka Saila-Ngita supports the One Health Workforce Project as the Regional Technical Officer for Africa. Based in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Dr. Saila-Ngita provides on the ground technical support and leadership across the OHCEA network. Highly skilled in building local relationships, Dr. Saila-Ngita has helped to facilitate the growth of the OHW project in some of the more remote areas of the Central and East African region and has been working closely with our colleagues at the University of Minnesota, to expand the OHW project in West Africa.

Felicia Nutter, Senior Asia Technical Lead

Dr. Felicia Nutter is the Senior Asia Technical Lead for the One Health Workforce Project.  Based in Grafton, Dr. Nutter provides technical support and leadership to the four national One Health University Networks that are part of the regional SEAOHUN network: Indonesia One Health University Network (INDOHUN), Malaysia One Health University Network (MyOHUN), Thailand One Health University Network (THOHUN), and the Vietnam One Health University Network (VOHUN). In this capacity, she has brought her background and expertise in wildlife and conservation medicine and public health to building a multidisciplinary, collaborative, One Health-focused infectious disease workforce within these four network countries.

Stanley Fenwick, Regional Technical Officer for Asia

Dr. Stanley Fenwick is a veterinarian involved in veterinary public health and capacity building in South East Asia. He joined Tufts University in 2010 and since then has been based in Bangkok as regional technical advisor for USAID’s EPT1 and EPT2 programs. A major part of his work in SE Asia is providing support for SEAOHUN, the South-East Asia One Health University Network, whose aim is to build capacity among university graduates, government employees and other stakeholders to respond to outbreaks of emerging and re-emerging diseases using the One Health approach. He is also providing significant leadership to the expansion of SEAOHUN and OHW in Cambodia and Myanmar (Burma).

Jonathon Gass, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

Jon’s work focuses on measurement and evaluation of OHW activities as well as providing technical assistance to in-country teams throughout Africa and Southeast Asia. Jon routinely conducts trainings on research and evaluation methods for infectious disease programs. Prior to this role, Jon worked as a researcher and epidemiologist at Ariadne Labs at the Harvard School of Public Health, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders, and The New York Academy of Medicine. Jon received a MPH from Columbia University and is currently pursuing a PhD in infectious disease research focusing on surveillance of zoonotic pathogens with outbreak potential in humans at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.

Jeff Griffiths, Senior Human Medical and Public Health Advisor

Dr. Jeff Griffiths, a Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts School of Medicine, brings his expertise in human, animal, and environmental epidemiology of emerging pathogens to the One Health Workforce project. He provides technical support to both OHCEA and SEAOHUN.

Linda Jarvin, Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant

Dr. Linda Jarvin brings her extensive expertise in pedagogy, higher education innovation, and higher education quality assurance to the OHW Monitoring & Evaluation team. She provides technical support and leadership to both networks and has been instrumental in assessing OHW activities. When she is not traveling for the project, Dr. Jarvin is the Dean of the Paris College of Art in Paris, France.

Dawn Terkla, Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor

Dr. Dawn Terkla provides leadership and technical support for all monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities for the OHW project, including the two regional networks. When Dr. Terkla is not traveling to support M&E activities for OHW activities, she is the Associate Provost for Institutional Research and Evaluation at Tufts University.

Chris Whittier, Senior Advisor Wildlife and Ecosystem Health

As a wildlife veterinarian and epidemiologist, Dr. Chris Whittier brings to the OHW project expertise on the wildlife-livestock-human-environment interface. He organizes and facilitates a yearly environmental health workshop in South East Asia and provides technical support for curriculum development related to wildlife health, ecosystem health, and epidemiology.

Adam South, Ecologist and Education Specialist

Dr. Adam South is an ecologist and biostatistician with over 10 years of experience in university-level teaching and research in infectious disease, biostatistics, and environmental science. He will contribute his expertise in curriculum development and instruction to support the networks in course development and delivery.

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Brigitte Bagnol

Dr. Brigitte Bagnol is a communication, gender and One Health Specialist.  She actively provides expert advice on the design of survey tools, analysis and interpretation of the data collected during research.  Her consulting experience includes evaluating project performance for issues related to gender, agriculture production and processing, participatory research and socio-cultural, socio-economic and socio-ecological topics for One Health Curriculum.

She is a member of the Association Francaises des Anthropologues, International Rural Poultry Centre, World Association for Sexual Health and the American Anthropological Association, among others.  She previously participated in the RESPOND Project with Tufts University (Emerging Pandemic Threats 1), through providing anthropological and gender perspectives to risk communication training and impact monitoring, including the development of instruments and methodologies to contribute to community health.

Odilia Bermudez

Dr. Odilia Bermudez, PhD, MPH, LDN, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University’s School of Medicine.  She also holds secondary appointments as Associate Professor of Nutrition at the Friedman School and as Adjunct Scientist at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging. Dr. Bermudez’s research focuses on the application of dietary and nutritional assessment methodologies, the relationship between diet, nutrient intake and chronic conditions, food security and development in Central America, and the evaluation of socio-cultural and environmental determinants of food intake and health status of population groups. On the One Health Workforce project, she provides instruction and mentorship of faculty members through co-facilitation of the One Health Nutrition Module and food security at the Hanoi Medical School in Vietnam.

Amy Lischko

Dr. Amy Lischko is currently an Associate Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. She has over twenty-five years of experience working in health policy. She currently teaches public health and medical students about the health care system and health policy. She first worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in senior-level management positions including Commissioner of Health Care Finance and Policy and Director of Health Policy. She helped craft and implement the State’s landmark health care reform bill which later became the model for the ACA. Amy has a doctorate degree in health services research from Boston University and extensive experience in health services research and policy analysis.  She began her public health career overseas in Liberia as a Peace Corps volunteer and is excited about getting involved in Global Health Policy projects.  She taught Public Health Ethics in the One Health program in Hanoi and enjoyed thinking about these issues through a global lens.

Theresa Sommers, Project Manager

Theresa Sommers manages the OHW project for Tufts, working with the technical team to plan and implement activities, conducts financial oversight and reporting, and facilitates communication between Tufts and the OHW team in the US and abroad. She also provides technical support to OHCEA and SEAOHUN partners as needed. Theresa has an MPH from Boston University and a PhD from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

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Nina Ainembabazi, Project Coordinator

As project coordinator, Nina Ainembabazi performs several tasks in support of the One Health Workforce project including coordinating all travel arrangements, facilitating travel approval, and preparing expense reports. She also liaises between Tufts human resources, administrative offices and the Tufts OHW leadership and provides valued input on technical and administrative projects as needed. Nina has an MA in International Development and Social Change from Clark University.