I was dragged almost kicking and screaming in the world of global health when EUCLID decided to open a School of Global Health and Bioethics in 2014. In my capacity as International Faculty Coordinator and general methodology advisor for doctoral students, I was hoping that only minor “continuing professional education” courses would be sufficient to manage. I began with a number of Coursera courses (with fancy certificates from famous universities), ended up doing a full MPH on the EUCLID faculty track, and then continued with a Ph.D. in Public Health from UCN…

I will be done with that in 2021 and will probably write my dissertation on a vaccine-related topic such as comparative vaccine hesitancy. It is actually a fascinating discipline for which my background in mathematics was very helpful (biostatistics can be pretty tough) in my previous work in international bioethics (HBTO) a good match. I would like to write something on religion and bioethics in public health, but this might just be too controversial these days. Back in 2010-2011, I had also contributed to two articles dealing with ethical considerations associated with heart-transplants, as part of a Cedar Sinai cardiology group of researchers… Some of my related publications are listed and linked below.


  • Global Health Delivery (post-graduate certificate)
    • Harvard University (HarvardX)
  • Bioethics: The Law, Medicine, and Ethics of Reproductive Technologies and Genetics, 2018 (current)
    • Harvard University (HarvardX)
  • Ethical and Social Challenges of Genomic and Precision Medicine, 2017
    • UCSF (University of California, San Francisco)
  • Genomic and Precision Medicine, 2017
    • UCSF (University of California, San Francisco)
  • Global Health Diplomacy, 2017
    • The State University of New York
  • The Challenges of Global Health, 2015
    • Duke University
  • Essentials of Global Health, 2017
    • Harvard University
  • Clinical Epidemiology, 2016
    • Utrecht University
  • Global Health: An Interdisciplinary Overview, 2016
    • University of Geneva


  • The Importance of Spirituality and Religion on Outcomes in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure (with Jesse J. Naghi, MD, Kiran J. Philip, MD, and Ernst R. Schwarz, MD, PhD) in the Journal of Religion and Health
  • Philosophical implications of the systemic and patient-oriented management of chronic heart failure (with Ernst R. Schwarz, MD, PhD, Anita Phan, MD, Russell Hobbs, DTh) in the Journal of Religion and Health
  • Maximal care considerations when treating end-stage heart failure patients: Ethical and procedural quandaries in management of the very sick, (with Dr. Ernst Schwarz et al.) in the Journal of Religion and Health
Last modified: February 2, 2020

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