About Us

Meet the Policy, Research and Advocacy Team at the Global Health Council.

Rachel Hampton is a Research Associate at the Council. She graduated from George Washington University, Washington DC with a BA in Anthropology and a minor in Psychology. She has worked and traveled extensively on five different continents. Her main focus areas in global health are maternal, newborn, and child health and reproductive health.

Susan Higman is the Director of the Research and Analysis department at the Council, which reviews and synthesizes the available literature and provides an evidence-based foundation for the Council’s policy positions. Susan’s research has focused on the evaluation of early childhood development programs and the relationship between family dynamics, parenting practices, child behavior and child cognitive development. Susan holds an M.A in Government and a Ph.D. in Maternal and Child Health from Johns Hopkins University.

Craig Moscetti is a Senior Manager in the Council’s Policy and Government Relations Department coordinating policy analysis and advocacy efforts around U.S. global health appropriations, the U.S. Global Health Initiative, NCDs, malaria, and NTDs. Before joining the Council, Craig was a Global Health Service Fellow with BRAC Bangladesh and an Analyst in Global Health at the Congressional Research Service. He holds an MPH in global health policy from the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services and a BS in biology from Villanova University.

Kathryn Rosecrans is a Research Associate at the Council. Her area of interest is infectious diseases, especially tropical diseases. She has conducted research on Chagas disease, and  has studied and worked in Asia and Latin America. Kathryn holds a MPH in international health and development from Tulane University and a BA in anthropology from University of Florida.


  1. Je voudrais bien tisser une relaion de partenariat avec institution et collaborer avec vous dans le de vos domaines d’activités.
    Merci.Très franche collaboration

    • Translation (using iGoogle): I would like to build a partnership with relaion institution and work with you in your areas. Thank you. Very frank cooperation.

      My resonse: Thank you for your comment. I apologize for the delay in responding to you. I will contact our membership department about your interest in the Global Health Council. Please visit the blog again — we welcome participation.

      iGoogle translation of my response: Merci pour votre commentaire. Je présente mes excuses pour le retard dans la réponse pour vous. Je prendrai contact avec notre département de l’adhésion de votre intérêt pour le Global Health Council. S’il vous plaît visitez le blog de nouveau – nous nous félicitons de la participation.


  2. Do you have an RSS feed for this blog? If so, where does one subscribe? I could not find it.


    • Hi Sara,

      Thanks for your question. I’ve forwarded it to someone who can actually answer it! Thanks for coming to the blog and for posting the question.


      UPDATED: The RSS feed has been added to the sidebar. Please let us know if you have any difficulties. Thanks.

  3. I am exciting about the vast communication at GHC — through the magazine and the blog. How does one get involved? I have been blogging on public health issues for about a year (http://veritashealth.wordpress.com) and absolutely am passionate about it! Would love to hear where you plan on taking this blog in the next couple years.

    • Katelyn,

      Thank you for your kind thoughts. Glad to see you are keeping a timely blog on public health. One of the best ways to get involved with the Council and our work is joining our membership alliance of more than 550 organizations and 5,000 individuals. More information on membership is available here http://www.globalhealth.org/view_top.php3?id=40.

      Another great opportunity is to be among the 2,000 some odd participants at the the Annual International Conference on Global Health http://www.globalhealth.org/conference_2009/. We recently held the 36th edition of the conference in May, and the 37th annual conference will be June 14-18, 2010, with the theme “Dateline 2010: Global Health Goals & Metrics.”

      As for the blog, we plan to continue to have an interactive conversation about the policy, research and advocacy work of the Council and our members. We are always open to reader suggestions on how best to acheive this goal!

  4. hey all,

    I really liked your site and i am interested in building a relationship with your site. We want to spread public regarding obesity and nutrition awareness. I hope you can help me out. I found you site interesting and your site is a very useful resource too.

    Please email me back with your URl in subject line to take a step ahead. To avoid spam.

    Thank you,
    Lindsay Ferrigno

  5. Dear editors at Blog 4 Global Health,

    I am the communications coordinator for the ARCHIVE Institute, an international NGO that works at the intersection between health and housing. ARCHIVE focuses on providing low-cost architectural solutions in economically disadvantaged communities to reduce the transmission of deadly but preventable diseases like TB and Malaria.

    ARCHIVE often writes articles concerning the relationship between housing and global health issues. I was wondering if Blog 4 Global Health accepts contributions?

    To mark World Asthma Day on the 4th May, ARCHIVE is publishing an article that raises awareness of the relationship between poor/inadequate housing conditions and the increased risk of asthma.

    Please let me know if you would be interested in taking a look.

    Kind regards,
    Oliver Lloyd.


  6. Hi,

    I really like your site and am very interested in building a relationship with you and your writers. Our organization is working to improve health and education throughout the Americas, and we are especially interested in combatting Malaria.

    Please email me back with your contact information.

    Thanks you so much !

    Warmest Regards,
    Emy Gelb

    gelbemy1@pahef.org or gatewooa@pahef.org

  7. In a clip released today British R&B star Craig David talks with Dr Sizulu Moyo, a tuberculosis researcher at Stellenbosch University.
    Against the backdrop of a busy research laboratory, Craig learns that lots of progress has been made and momentum gained in the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis thanks to collaboration among partners as well as increased awareness and commitment from poor and rich countries alike, spurred by the link between tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS: tuberculosis is the leading infectious killer of people living with HIV.
    Two key challenges mentioned by Dr Moyo are the need for sufficient funding to develop an effective vaccine and the need for tuberculosis patients to complete their course of treatment (which lasts 6 months or more) to keep the medicines effective: incomplete treatment will lead to the tuberculosis bacteria becoming drug-resistant. While people are aware that they should finish treatment, she explains, “it’s a complicated scenario; there are many things that come into play…We need understand where they are coming from. They are people with lives, with families.”
    Despite her laboratory surroundings Dr Moyo remains very aware of the real-life implications of her research: “It’s not only about the documents that you read, any nice brochures, it’s not about the presentations that you make… TB affects real people, real families and real communities.”

    Watch the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-Sbt5sgAuc

  8. Dear Blog for Global Health,

    My name is Peter Bozzo, and I’m an editorial assistant at the World Policy Journal in New York City. Today is the media launch of our summer issue, which addresses global health. As a reader of your blog, I thought you might be interested given your focus on women’s health and other general health issues.

    If you have any further questions or would like links to our articles, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


  9. Hi there. I’m with Save the Children and we are putting together some multimedia materials for World Food Day, which is Saturday, Oct. 16. The first thing that will be ready soon is a 10-question quiz on food and nutrition. It will be an interactive way for people to get acquainted with some of the interesting stats and facts around food availability, hunger and child malnutrition. It will include nice photos, as well. Please let me know if you might be interested in using this quiz or additional materials on food/nutrition issues around the world. Then, please let me know the best way to share materials.

    Tanya Weinberg
    Manager, Media and Communications
    Save the Children

  10. Hello,
    http://internationalcomparison.org/ is a website that is geared to help inform researchers exactly where the United States stands. In regards to blog4globalhealth, there is definitely correlating information for those interested in researching. There are data sets and entire web pages devoted to Health Care, Sexual Health, Child Welfare, Health Status, and Teen Pregnancy on the website which provide a collection of statistics for comparing the data among 12 different modern nations.

    We believe this website is comprehensive in covering 24 different categories altogether and is a very useful tool to any one interested in researching such comparisons. Unfortunately, a current Google search for keywords regarding the topics covered on the website does not yield any results as thorough, relevant, or efficient as we believe our site to be. We are doing our best to make internationalcomparison.org more accessible. If you would be able to help us out by providing a link to this site on blog4globalhealth, or if there are other readers who have found this information to be of use and would like to provide a link to it on their blog, it would be a great help. Please feel free to email back any concerns or questions.
    Thank you,
    Dustyn Bindel

  11. Hey everyone,
    My friend is in Africa with the Peace Corps, and wanted to know if anyone has any suggestions on the following topics:

    *Natural dye plants/ practices for the local woman
    *Herbal remedies dealing with AIDS/HIV

    She intends to start a garden to help people with the virus. She is not by a computer and asked for help with research…any ideas would be greatly appreciated….

  12. I’m wondering if any of you come across children with autism? There is almost no reliable, published prevalence data from countries other than the US and western Europe. We’ve put all the current prevalence data on an interactive map so people can see that lack of it across the world here: http://www.relatetoautism.com/world_autism_views

    It’s World Autism Awareness Day on Saturday, we’re running the World Autism Views project – an online, anonymous, survey in 32 languages designed to capture cultural differences in attitudes towards autism. Misunderstanding of autism is usually the biggest barrier to families getting support. Anything you can do to help us get this link around the world greatly appreciated.
    Thank for all the wonderful work you’re doing.

  13. Good afternoon,

    My name is Michael & I am currently doing some online research & development on behalf of Pannone, a company from Manchester, UK, who provide a number of high quality legal services.

    I have been reading through some of your articles & would like to say that it has some really excellent posts and I really respect what you are trying to do. I especially liked the post about the first child in Sudan to receive a rotavirus vaccine.

    I wondered if you would be interested in a guest post about birth injury claims, and the support you can get for this. This would be written by a specialist within this field.

    I hope this sounds like a post which you would be interested in and look forward to hearing from you.

    Kindest regards,

    Michael Turner

  14. Hi ,

    Fantastic site! I really admire your advocacy!

    I would like to see whether you’d be open for guest contributions. I am looking to write something related to your site and thought that the topics I had in mind may go well with your blog.

    I was thinking about the following subjects:

    1. Answers to your most common breastfeeding problems
    2. A guide to raising kids who are aware about social issues

    What do you think about these? If you’re interested to receive a custom article which is also absolutely free, I am happy to get something written up and sent over to you – or if you have another topic you’d like to see covered, I am more than happy to write on that.

    Thanks and I look forward to your response.


    Guest Post U
    The University of Great Content

  15. Hello,

    Am I allowed to post vacancies on this site for globle health proffessionals? I currently work as an International Recruitment Officer for Malaria Consortium, a leading non profit organisation dedicated to the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia.

    If you are looking to develope your career with a fast expanding organisation please visit: http://www.malariaconsortium.org and apply online.

    I will post current vacansies that we have on here at a later stage.

    Many thanks,

    Dina Chandegra

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