Global Health Faculty
Dr. Brian Callender is interested in clinical education, global health education, clinical ethics, the patient experience, and the use of graphic narrative in medicine.
Leyla Ismayilova is an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Professor Ismayilova specializes in the development and adaptation of family-based interventions to improve child well-being in the international context and has been involved in international research projects in sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and the former Soviet Union.
Olufunmilayo I. Olopade
Dr. Olufunmilayo I. Olopade is an expert in cancer risk assessment and individualized treatment for the most aggressive forms of breast cancer, having developed novel management strategies based on an understanding of the altered genes in individual patients. Her current laboratory research is focused on using whole genome technologies and bioinformatics to develop innovative approaches to democratize precision health care for all and thereby reduce global health disparities.
Dr. Sola Olopade is a highly skilled pulmonologist. His research addresses the impact of environmental and genetic factors on asthma and evaluates the extent, impact, and preventive strategies for mitigating the health effects of exposure of women and children to indoor air pollution from biomass in rural and urban settings, specifically targeting vulnerable populations in Nigeria and Bangladesh.
Alan Zarychta, PhD
Alan Zarychta is an Assistant Professor in the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. His research focuses on the politics of social services in Central and South America, especially in the areas of public health and environmental policy. Most broadly, he investigates the sources and effects of institutional reforms aiming to improve local service delivery—how public sector reforms are targeted, the contextual conditions that shape their effectiveness, and whether such reforms can fundamentally alter local governance systems. Professor Zarychta is currently part of an interdisciplinary team working in collaboration with the Honduran Ministry of Health to study the effects of decentralized governance on the performance of local health systems in that country.