Faculty Steering Committee

The Women and Health Initiative has a faculty steering committee which meets three times per year to review the work of the Initiative and provide feedback on its planned activities and future directions.

Julio Frenk, MD, MPH, PhD – Founder
Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development,
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School

Paula Johnson, MD – Chair
Executive Director, Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Chief, Division of Women’s Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Lisa Berkman, PhD
Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and of Epidemiology
Director, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies
Department of Society, Human Development, and Health
Department of Epidemiology
Department of Global Health and Population
Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies

Linda McDonald Brady
Chief of Staff
Office of the Dean

Jessica Cohen, PhD
Assistant Professor of Global Health
Department of Global Health and Population

Wafaie Fawzi, DrPH
Richard Saltonstall Professor of Population Sciences
Professor of Nutrition, Epidemiology, and Global Health,
Chair, Department of Global Health and Population
Department of Global Health and Population
Department of Nutrition
Department of Epidemiology

Sue Goldie, MD, MPH
Roger Irving Lee Professor of Public Health
Director, Global Health Learning and Education Incubator at Harvard University
Director, Center for Health Decision Science
Department of Health Policy and Management

David Hunter, ScD
Vincent L. Gregory Professor in Cancer Prevention
Dean for Academic Affairs
Department of Epidemiology
Department of Nutrition
Office of the Dean

Felicia Knaul, PhD
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Director of the Harvard Global Equity Initiative
Secretariat for the Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control in Developing Countries

Nancy Krieger, PhD
Professor of Social Epidemiology
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Interdisciplinary Concentration on Women, Gender and Health
Chair, Spirit of 1848 Caucus, American Public Health Association

Jennifer Leaning MD, SMH
Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights
Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University
Department of Global Health and Population

Marie McCormick, MD, ScD
Sumner and Esther Feldberg Professor of Maternal and Child Health
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Senior Associate Director of the Infant Follow-up Program, Children’s Hospital
Senior Associate for Academic Affairs, Department of Neonatology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Cassandra Okechukwu, MSN, MPH, ScD
Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Nancy Turnbull
Senior Lecturer on Health Policy
Department of Health Policy and Management
Associate Dean for Educational Programs

Michelle Williams, ScD, SM
Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Public Health
Chair, Department of Epidemiology
Department of Epidemiology
Department of Global Health and Population