Brian works with DGHI faculty to administer undergraduate programs, such as the global health major and minor, and medical school programs, such as the third year study program. Brian also oversees professional development and career services for DGHI students. Brian has an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the University of Virginia. He came to DGHI from the Yale School of Public Health, where he first received his MPH and later went on to work as the Program Manager for Global Health Education. He has also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali.
To start a conversation with me, ask me: I'm always happy to talk about the English soccer team, Arsenal. Whether they are on a win streak or stuck in a rut, I will certainly have something to say.
Favorite food: One of my favorite restaurants in the area is Bull City Burger & Brewery in Durham. This is one of the first places I take my omnivore family members and friends when they visit.
Why I'm interested in global health: My interest in global health stems from my experience in Mali with the Peace Corps. My best friend lost his two-year old daughter to malaria. That affected me in ways I did not think possible. Before the Peace Corps, my path was toward a career in the sciences and engineering. Working in Mali changed that direction and, now that I have a daughter of my own, I'm always reminded of why this field matters to me.