Erin Hasselberg, Project Director
Erin Hasselberg, MS, is Director of the Pharmaceuticals Certificate Program and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Global Health Department at Boston University School of Public Health. Ms. Hasselberg previously served as a Senior Technical Advisor with the Center for Health Logistics at John Snow, Inc (JSI). With more than 12 years of experience working with public health supply chains in resource-limited settings. Ms. Hasselberg has focused primarily on strengthening the capacity of people and organizations in supply chain management. She has worked with Ministries of Health, US Government, non-governmental organizations, private companies and academic institutions in more than a dozen countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America via her technical roles on the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, PEPFAR’s flagship Supply Chain Management System project, and the board of the People that Deliver Global Initiative.
Carey Howard, Project Administrator
Carey Howard is a Project Administrator at the Center for Global Health & Development holds a BS in psychology and sociology from Northeastern University. She is currently pursuing her MPH in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health. Ms. Howard serves as the Project Administrator for a diverse portfolio of global health research projects run out of the Department of Global Health. Previously, she worked for a behavioral health organization serving youth with social emotional and behavioral difficulties resulting from early childhood trauma.
Warren Kaplan, Co-Investigator
Warren Kaplan, PhD, JD, MPH, MS, is Assistant Professor of Global Health at Boston University School of Public Health and has over 30 years’ experience as a field biologist/analytical chemist, an intellectual property attorney, a pharmaceutical policy analyst, and a project leader. Dr. Kaplan’s current research focuses on pharmaceutical policies relating to generic medicines and biologics and use of social networking and mobile phones as health care interventions.
Richard Laing, Principal Investigator
Originally trained as a medical doctor, Richard Laing worked for the Ministry of Health in Zimbabwe for over 18 years. Dr. Laing also has extensive experience developing the International Network for the Rational Use of Drugs at Management Sciences for Health (MSH), and as a medical officer with the World Health Organization (WHO). Dr. Laing is currently a Professor at Boston University School of Public Health, where he teaches courses within the school’s Pharmaceuticals Certificate Program. He is also and Extraordinary Professor at the University of Western Cape, South Africa.
Peter Rockers, Principal Investigator
Dr. Rockers is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health at the Boston University School of Public Health and also serves as the Director of the Monitoring and Evaluation Certificate program. His research is primarily concerned with evaluating the impact of health system strengthening interventions and policies in developing countries using experimental methods. He is particularly interested in interventions that aim to improve early childhood development outcomes in high poverty settings.
Nancy Scott, Co-Investigator
Nancy Scott, DrPH, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Global Health at the Boston University School of Public Health and a faculty member of the Center for Global Health and Development (CGHD). She has over 12 years of experience in global public health program design, implementation and mixed-method process and impact evaluation. Her research interests lie in evaluating public health programs and translating that evidence into programmatic and policy relevant products.
Chukwuemeka Umeh, Post-doctoral Associate
Chukwuemeka (Emeka) Umeh is a physician with a doctoral degree in public health and over 12 years of experience in clinical practice, program evaluation, and nonprofit capacity building. He spent over eight years working as a physician in rural communities in Africa, five of which was spent working as a medical director of a rural cottage hospital in Nigeria. His main research interest is in exploring options for increasing access to critical services for poor and vulnerable populations, including improving access to medicines and vaccines, universal health coverage, and capacity building of nonprofit organizations.
Veronika Wirtz, Co-Investigator
Veronika J. Wirtz, MSc, PhD is a pharmacist, educator and researcher with over ten years of experience in international public health focusing on health system strengthening and evaluation of medicines access and utilization programs. Currently, Dr. Wirtz is Associate Professor of Global Health at Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) where she teaches courses in health systems, pharmaceuticals in public health, and non-communicable diseases.