A Connected Community of 267 Changemakers

Growing to a global network of thousands over the Next 20 years

The 267 changemakers in the first global cohort of Atlantic Fellows are working to build fairer, healthier, more inclusive societies. Hailing from 48 countries, Fellows are energetic leaders from diverse walks of life and professions. They are advocates, lawyers, artists, business professionals, health practitioners, government officials, academics, researchers, and others.

SEVEN ATLANTIC FELLOWS PROGRAMS. ONE GLOBAL COMMUNITY.

Fellows participate in one of seven interconnected Atlantic Fellows programs operating across five continents, each focused on solving a distinct 21st century problem. The Atlantic Institute supports the global community of Fellows. 

Improving brain health and reducing the impact of dementia worldwide.

Based at the Global Brain Health Institute


ATLANTIC FELLOWS FOR EQUITY IN BRAIN HEALTH

2017 COHORT

Tala Al-Rousan
Physician and public health practitioner

Tala Al-Rousan

Focus: Investigating how the stress resulting from war and displacement affects rates of dementia in a group of refugees in the Middle East. Creating a network of experts in brain health to reduce disease burden and use a public health lens to assess aging in the Middle East and North African region.

Lives in: Amman, Jordan and Zaatari refugee camp in Northern Jordan

Phaedra Bell
Education leader and social intervention designer

Phaedra Bell

Focus: Developing a program for young adults to partner with older adults to mitigate risk factors for dementia and other health challenges through regular, meaningful interactions across generations and other differences.

Lives in: San Francisco CA, USA

Krystal L. Culler
Gerontologist/psychologist and inaugural director of Menorah Park Center 4 Brain Health

Krystal L. Culler

Focus: Encouraging ongoing program development of the Center 4 Brain Health to best serve the robust brain health needs of program participants and the community-at-large and engaging the Cleveland Brain Health Initiative.

Lives in: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Emma Cunningham
Academic geriatrician

Emma Cunningham

Focus: Advancing perioperative research and care—and thus the brain health—of older patients, as well as contributing to the global literature on cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers in early Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

Lives in: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Elizabeth Dzeng
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Sociology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Elizabeth Dzeng

Focus: Researching the systemic factors that contribute to burdensome, overly aggressive treatments in older adults with advanced dementia near the end of life and developing effective, targeted systems-level interventions to mitigate burdensome end-of-life care.

Lives in: San Francisco, USA

Derya Durusu Emek-Savaş
Neuroscientist

Derya Durusu Emek-Savaş

Focus: Developing and using computerized cognitive training programs as an intervention for people with cognitive impairment and for the prevention of cognitive decline in the aging population.

Lives in: Izmir, Turkey

Corrina Grimes
Allied health professions consultant in public health

Corrina Grimes

Focus: Determining the elements that improve quality of life for people with dementia using a palliative care approach, which can be adopted by health and social care systems.

Lives in: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Alejandra Guerrero Barragán
Neurologist

Alejandra Guerrero Barragán

Focus: Conducting epidemiological research to understand better the situation of dementia patients and their caregivers in Bogotá as well as studying cognitive impairment in different vulnerable populations.

Lives in: Bogota city, Colombia

Krista Harrison
Health services and policy researcher Assistant Professor in the UCSF Division of Geriatrics

Krista Harrison

Focus: Developing mixed-methods evidence and interventions for palliative care for dementia, specifically prion disease and people who live at home with severe dementia.

Lives in: San Francisco, CA, USA

Sandra Higuet
Head of the Geriatric Department at the University Hospital of Charleroi (CHU), Belgium

Sandra Higuet

Focus: Working to create an integrated care facility for the management of patients with mild cognitive impairment or dementia. Also very involved in the area of screening and follow-up of delirium in acute care.

Lives in: Belgium

Catherine Jordan
An experimental psychologist

Catherine Jordan

Focus: Pursuing the relationship between musical expertise and the development of dementia, and the mechanisms underpinning this association. She also hopes to shed light on the use of music therapy as a potential treatment for dementia.

Lives in: Dublin, Ireland

 

Yue Leng
Epidemiologist specializing in the research of sleep and aging

Yue Leng

Focus: Developing interventional studies targeting improved sleep and cognition, which have the potential to help prevent the onset and progression of dementia in high-risk populations.

Lives in: China

Mariana Longoria Ibarrola
Psychiatrist and Professor at medicine school West Hill Institute

Mariana Longoria Ibarrola

Focus: Part of 10/66 Dementia Research Group, carrying out population-based research into dementia in low and middle income countries, focusing on frontotemporal dementias research and neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia.

Lives in: Mexico City, Mexico

David Loughrey
Research psychologist

David Loughrey

Focus: Researching the relationship between hearing loss and the development of dementia through neurocognitive assessment of older adults with hearing loss. Also assessing how treatment may influence cognitive decline with age.

Lives in: Dublin, Ireland

Jeronimo Martin
Emergency medicine specialist

Jeronimo Martin

Focus: Improving the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of stroke; developing multi-center studies and programs to diminish stroke risk factors; identifying populations at high-risk for stroke; and reducing the time that patients with stroke seek medical attention.

Lives in: Mexico City, Mexico

Luis Arnoldo Muñoz Nevarez
Geriatric and Internal Medicine specialist

Luis Arnoldo Muñoz Nevarez

Focus: Improving prevention, diagnosis, and treatment strategies for older adults living with HIV and HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder, as well as promoting dementia awareness and early diagnosis in Mexico.

Lives in: Mexico

Brenda Pérez Cerpa
Geriatric medicine specialist

Brenda Pérez Cerpa

Focus: Establishing innovative ways of bringing palliative and supportive care to people with dementia and developing tangible policies or strategies that raise awareness of advanced directives.

Lives in: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Claudia Patricia Ramos-Perez
Psychiatrist

Claudia Patricia Ramos-Perez

Focus: Determining non-genetic factors which interfere in the natural history of Alzheimer’s Disease, and designing possible intervention measures to diminish their impact in dementia prognosis.

Lives in: Colombia

Ana Margarita Rodriguez Salgado
Neuro-psychologist

Ana Margarita Rodriguez Salgado

Focus: Introducing technology-based cognitive assessments and support to the Cuban population.

Lives in: Havana, Cuba

Talita Rosa
Family physician and global health scientist

Talita Rosa

Focus: Studying the economic and psychological burden of informal caregiving for dementia in Brazil and whether different models of reimbursement can stimulate healthcare professionals to provide a comprehensive, preventive management of care for older adults suffering from dementia.

Lives in: Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil

Claire Sexton
Neuroscientist

Claire Sexton

Focus: Investigating non-pharmacological factors to promote healthy aging, including physical activity and sleep, delivered through multi-disciplinary, scalable interventions.

Lives in: Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Konstantina Sykara
Clinical psychologist

Konstantina Sykara

Focus: Evaluating whether cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTi) is an effective treatment intervention in patients with mild cognitive impairment and their caregivers.

Lives in: Greece

Boon Lead Tee
Neurologist

Boon Lead Tee

Focus: Establishing a language standard of Sino-Tibetan speaking individuals with frontotemporal dementia and develop tools to help diagnose frontotemporal dementia in clinical settings.

Lives in: Malaysia/ Taiwan

Jennifer Zitser
Neurologist

Jennifer Zitser

Focus: Investigating sleep disturbances in the different type of dementias through the use of cost minimizing devices, with the goal of improving diagnosis and treatment of patients with sleep disorders. This should, in turn, reduce the likelihood of nursing home placement, improve patient's and patients' family's quality of life and result in cost reductions for the country.

Lives in: Israel

2016 COHORT

Jalayne Arias
Assistant Professor, Memory and Aging Center, Department of Neurology, University of California San Francisco

Jalayne Arias

Focus: Investigating the legal and ethical challenges associated with the individual and social burden associated with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias through public policy initiatives, particularly in diverse populations.

Lives in: San Francisco, California, USA

Mircea Balasa
Cognitive neurologist

Mircea Balasa

Focus: Developing a community directed implementation project that not only improves dementia diagnostics, but also accelerates awareness and decreases the stigma of aging and dementia in Spain.

Lives in: Barcelona, Spain

Nicole Batsch
Gerontologist and global consultant

Nicole Batsch

Focus: Understanding how people with dementia can lead more meaningful lives under human rights' objectives; cultural differences between countries in how people with dementia receive support and care; and the support of dementia professionals in community-based, long term care and health settings.

Lives in: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Eléonore Bayen
MD (Neuro-rehabilitation), Researcher (PhD Health Economics)

Eléonore Bayen

Focus: Designing, testing, and validating new prototypes that will monitor caregivers and patients suffering from cognitive disorders in various care settings including home, providing a better understanding of individuals' patterns of disability, clinical evolution, and unmet care needs.

Lives in: Paris, France

Alissa Bernstein
Medical anthropologist

Alissa Bernstein

Focus: Creating effective interventions tailored to the sociocultural and socioeconomic contexts of patients and their caregivers, with attention to the social determinants that cause and perpetuate ill health and disease. (Also 2017 cohort)

Lives in: USA

Dominic Campbell
Co-founder of Creative Aging International

Dominic Campbell

Focus: Developing new project prototypes, infused with art and creativity, backed by solid evidence and responding to need and local circumstance, to help to reduce the fear of age and its related illnesses among elders. (Also 2017 cohort)

Lives in: Dublin, Ireland

María Carmona-Iragui
Cognitive neurologist

Focus: Researching cognitive impairment and biomarkers in the continuum of sporadic Alzheimer's disease and in Down syndrome to provide essential insights into the biological and epidemiological contributors to Alzheimer's disease.

Lives in: Barcelona, Spain

Heidi Clare
Music educator and performer

Heidi Clare

Focus: Producing a radio program and podcast where she interviews high profile musicians and clinical scientists about aging and the creative process showing that any brain can learn and benefit from musical engagement. Also, she is developing a musical curriculum that can be replicated in adult day health centers, assisted living communities, and other settings. (Also 2017 cohort)

Lives in: Cotopaxi, Colorado, USA

Laurent Cleret de Langavant
Neurologist

Laurent Cleret de Langavant

Focus: Analysing large population-based cohort studies to generate a global perspective on dementia risk factors in the general population in two different continents.

Lives in: Paris, France

Bárbara Costa Beber
Assistant professor of speech and language pathology at Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre (UFCSPA)

Bárbara Costa Beber

Focus: Raising awareness of dementia in 40,000 speech and language therapists in Brazil by examining their current knowledge and awareness of dementia and communication disorders in dementia.

Lives in: Porto Alegre/RS, Brazil

Christine FitzGerald
Nurse and psychosocial researcher

Christine FitzGerald

Focus: Exploring the role community services---such as Alzheimer cafés---play in supporting social citizenship and developing a psychosocial evaluation strategy to mobilize and enhance psychosocial interventions at a national and international level.

Lives in:Galway, Ireland

Elaine Howard
Programme Manager in Dementia at Genio Social Investments

Elaine Howard

Focus: Testing and delivering a method that supports organizational change in healthcare systems and can make personalized care for people with dementia a reality.

Lives in: Ireland

Hany Ibrahim
Geriatric Medicine Consultant at Ain Shams University Hospital

Hany Ibrahim

Focus: Working to use modern technology and software tools for early detection and diagnosis of dementia. Also developing a palliative care service for dementia patients.

Lives in: Cairo, Egypt

 

Elissaios Karageorgiou
Behavioral and sleep neurologist

Elissaios Karageorgiou

Focus: Elucidating brain rhythm patterns of dementia syndromes across the sleep-wake cycle, with the goal of improving diagnosis, prognosis and treatment response, and promoting dementia health on a national and international level.

Lives in: San Francisco, CA, USA and Athens, Greece

Silvia Kochen
Neurologist, Director Neurosciences and Complex Systems Unit

Silvia Kochen

Focus: Primary care dementia training and education packages for GPs for improving the early diagnosis of dementia and developing treatment and prevention strategies.

Lives in: Florencio Varela, Province Buenos Aires, Argentina

Josh Kornbluth
Theatrical monologuist

Josh Kornbluth

Focus: Developing his own monologue about dementia, and helping people with dementia---and their caregivers---tell their own life stories. Also developing a video series called Citizen Brain.

Lives in: Berkeley, California, USA

Jorge Llibre Guerra
Cognitive neurologist, National Institute of Neurology

Jorge Llibre Guerra

Focus: Researching admixture, ethnicity and health-social disparities in dementia and developing a dementia training program in Cuba to train healthcare providers and educate the community about aging, mental health, and dementia.

Lives in: Havana, Cuba

Claire McEvoy
Nutritional epidemiologist and dietitian

Claire McEvoy

Focus: Investigating the role of diet in brain aging and dementia by analyzing population data and testing scalable dietary interventions for brain health.

Lives in: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Rogerio Panizzutti
Psychiatrist and neuroscience researcher

Rogerio Panizzutti

Focus: Understanding how computerized tools can be integrated into scalable, multidisciplinary interventions for the long-term care of brain health.

Lives in: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Elisa de Paula França Resende
Neurologist

Elisa de Paula França Resende

Focus: Studying the effects of late-life literacy acquisition as a dementia prevention tool through improving memory and increasing connections between brain areas. The idea is that it is never too late to engage in intellectual stimulation activities to promote brain health in vulnerable populations.

Lives in: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Geeske Peeters
Epidemiologist and occupational therapist

Geeske Peeters

Focus: Examining the interrelationship between falls, fear of falling and cognitive decline and to identify midlife risk factors of falls and cognitive decline. (Also 2017 cohort)

Lives in: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands

Adrià Rofes
Clinical linguist and cognitive neuroscientist

Adrià Rofes

Focus: Enhancing our understanding of brain-behavior relations and applying this knowledge to improve assessment and treatment protocols for neurological conditions leading to aphasia.

Lives in: Baltimore, MD, USA

Fionnuala Sweeney
Journalist

Fionnuala Sweeney

Focus: Creating an innovative multi digital, multi lingual science-based platform to raise global brain health awareness, promote preventative strategies, and change attitudes and policies.

Lives in: Dublin, Ireland

Jamie Talan
Science writer

Jamie Tala

Focus: Developing and implementing an online monthly lecture series and a US Support Group for patients with posterior cortical atrophy and their caregivers.

Lives in: Boise, ID, USA

Ioannis Tarnanas
Neuroscientist

Ioannis Tarnanas

Focus: Developing computational biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease and developing a responsible strategy to implement this technology and utilize machine intelligence for disease prevention.

Lives in: Greece

Lina Velilla
Psychologist and epidemiologist

Lina Velilla

Focus: Develop strategies to address the caregiver-stress and burden related stigma among caregivers of patients with early onset dementia caused by the e280a mutation in Antioquia. (Also 2017 cohort)

Lives in: Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia

Adam Waskow
Founder of Memory Dog Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to exploring the use of highly trained dogs for people with neurodegenerative diseases

Adam Waskow

Focus: Researching how animal assisted therapies and interventions could affect care and improve outcomes in a variety of environments and applications, in particular, the use of therapy dogs working with dementia patients and their caregivers.

Lives in: Marin County, California, USA

Stelios Zygouris
Neuropsychologist

Stelios Zygouris

Focus: Testing new computerized memory tests including the first serious game that older adults can use on their own to screen for signs of subtle cognitive decline.

Lives in: Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece

Building just and equitable communities in the U.S. and South Africa. 

Based at Columbia University and the Nelson Mandela Foundation


ATLANTIC FELLOWS FOR RACIAL EQUITY

2017 Cohort

Obenewa Amponsah
Executive Director, Africa Office, Harvard University Center for African Studies

”Obenewa

Focus: Developing tools and resources that equip educators to build anti-racist school cultures and empower their students to be agents of change.

Lives in: Johannesburg, South Africa

Asanda Benya
Lecturer, University of Cape Town

”Asanda

Focus: Documenting the experiences of Black mineworkers, especially women, with the goal of provoking serious debate about their working conditions.

Lives in: Cape Town, South Africa

Devon Carbado
Associate Vice Chancellor & Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

”Devon

Focus: Working to create and sustain inclusive, equitable learning environments, and completing a book on the role the Fourth Amendment plays in exposing African Americans to police violence.

Lives in: Los Angeles, California, USA

Dara Cooper
National Organizer, National Black Food and Justice Alliance

”Dara
Focus: Working towards cultivating and advancing Black leadership, building Black self-determination, Black institution building and organizing for food sovereignty, land and justice.

Lives in: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Marisa Franco
Director, Mijente

”Marisa

Focus: Empowering and supporting Latinx and Chicanx communities. Exploring how to better advocate for and build unity between marginalized and exploited communities.

Lives in: Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Alicia Garza
Strategy & Partnerships Director, National Domestic Workers’ Alliance and Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter

”Alicia

Focus: Building the movement for Black lives by engaging in narrative change efforts and direct action organizing.

Lives in: Oakland, California, USA

Dallas Goldtooth
Campaign Organizer, Indigenous Environmental Network

”Dallas

Focus: Empowering communities to stand for climate justice and resist settler colonialism. Also deepening the conversation of dismantling racism at the intersection of Black and indigenous thought.

Lives in: Brookfield, Illinois, USA

Mary Hooks
Co-Director, Southerners On New Ground

”Mary

Focus: Building the leadership capacity of the LGBTQ community in the South through direct action efforts and dynamic campaigns.

Lives in: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Christopher John
Chief Institutional Administrator, AFDA (The School of Creative Economies)

”Christopher

Focus: Establishing, through collaborative research with students, institutional change strategies to transform curriculum, organizational culture and practices that continue to cast a shadow over the current generation of South African learners.

Lives in: Durban, South Africa

Brian Kamanzi
Candidate, Master of Science in Engineering, University of Cape Town

”Brian
Focus: Investigating the potential of renewable energy systems in developing alternatives toward a more democratic society.

Lives in: Cape Town, South Africa

Kelly-Eve Koopman
Director & Co-Creator, Coloured Mentality

”Kelly-Eve

Focus: Driving social transformation through Coloured Mentality, a community media platform and web series that engages in critical storytelling, debate and dialogue around coloured identity.

Lives in: Cape Town, South Africa

Talila Lewis
Co-Founder & Volunteer Director, Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of Deaf Communities (HEARD)

”Talila

Focus: Engaging in anti-violence, decarceration and prison abolition work that addresses the nexus between race, class, disability and structural inequity. Focuses on deaf wrongful conviction cases and creator of the only national deaf prisoner database. Lives in: Washington, DC, USA

Rukia Lumumba
Founder, People’s Advocacy Institute

”Rukia

Focus: Working with communities to by leading campaigns for social change including the development of alternative responses to crime and preventing the incarceration of young people of color.

Lives in: Jackson, Mississippi, USA

Ntombikanina Malinga
CEO, Sastela

”Ntombikanina

Focus: Creating new narratives to invoke soul consciousness as a tool in shaping private and public sector leadership in Africa to unlock the individual/personal shift necessary to imagining new political economic paradigms critical to ending racial injustice globally.

Lives in: Johannesburg, South Africa

 

Joel Modiri
Lecturer, University of Pretoria

”Joel

Focus: Teaching critical race theory to deliver graduates who are historically and politically literate and engaged with inequality and injustice. Completing a book on Black Consciousness.

Lives in: Pretoria, South Africa

Neo Muyanga
Composer-in-Residence, Johannesburg International Mozart Festival & the National Arts Festival of South Africa

”Neo

Focus: Using storytelling and music to transcend the barriers erected between diverse communities by apartheid.

Lives in: Cape Town, South Africa

Marlon Peterson
Founder, The Precedential Group

”Marlon

Focus: Improving the services and leadership capacity of organizations working toward criminal justice reform. Highlighting the journeys of resilience, redemption and success of formerly incarcerated people as host of the podcast, Decarcerated.

Lives in: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Christopher Petrella
Director of Advocacy and Strategic Partnerships, Antiracist Research & Policy Center American University

”Christopher

Focus: Collaborating with young people to architect a more just, gentle and humane world. Scholarly work explores the intellectual histories of racialization and resistance and historicizes the ways that race is constructed and contested through citizenship education, carcerality, and migration.

Lives in: Bethesda, Maryland, USA

”Rasheedah

Focus: Addressing racial inequity in community redevelopment, preservation of affordable housing, and disinvestment from neighborhoods.

Lives in: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Alberto Retana
President & CEO, Community Coalition

”Alberto

Focus: Designing and building Community Coalition's vision for a Los Angeles Center for Community Organizing (LACCO), planned as a state-of-the-art peoples center capable of involving tens of thousands of people in racial justice campaigns, incubating and increasing the capacity of organizations to defeat anti-Black racism, and training leaders in the art and science of multiracial organizing and civic engagement that has created progressive change in California.

Lives in: Los Angeles, California, USA

Rashad Robinson
Executive Director, Color of Change

”Rashad

Focus: Leading the largest online racial justice organization in the United States, focused on delivering a strategic, powerful Black response to the needs and injustices of the Black community.

Lives in: New York, New York, USA

Favianna Rodriguez
Executive Director, CultureStrike

”Favianna

Focus: Building a national network of artists of color and migrant artists who create artwork that speaks to the similarities between Black and Latinx people.

Lives in: Oakland, California, USA

Siyabonga Shange
Youth Pastor, Grace Family Church

”Siyabonga

Focus: Mentoring, pastoring and hosting restorative conversations to empower and educate people from the lowest levels in society to have equal opportunities and to combat racism.

Lives in: Durban, South Africa

Holiday Simmons
Organizer & Transgender Rights Activist

”Holiday

Focus: Working on transgender rights and Black and Indigenous intersectionality.

Lives in: Atlanta, Georgia

Michael Smith
Executive Director, MBK Alliance & Director, Youth Opportunity Programs Obama Foundation

”Michael

Focus: Galvanizing leaders from across sectors to reform policy, eliminate barriers and invest in impactful interventions that create pathways to opportunity for boys and young men of color from cradle to college, career and beyond.

Lives in: Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Thenmozhi Soundararajan
Executive Director, Equality Labs

”Thenmozhi

Focus: Building the power of Black and Dalit movements to overcome white supremacy and caste apartheid.

Lives in: Weehawken, New Jersey, USA

Sarah Summers
Co-Creator, Coloured Mentality

”Sarah

Focus: Unpacking coloured identity in post-apartheid South Africa through the Coloured Mentality web series and online platform. The goal is to heal communities, challenge structural racism and begin to co-create a re-imagined world that is not formed by white supremacy.

Lives in: Cape Town, South Africa

Richard Wallace
Founder and Executive Director, Equity And Transformation (EAT)

”Richard

Focus: Organizing Black workers to confront the impact of economic disparities in housing, education and employment.

Lives in: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Sthandiwe ‘Stha’ Yeni
National Coordinator, Tshintsha Amakhaya

”Sthandiwe

Focus: Strengthening the capacity of activists through political and popular education on social mobilization, advocacy and alternatives to the dominant, inequitable models of land use and economic development.

Lives in: Cape Town, South Africa

Harnessing Indigenous knowledge and ingenuity for social impact.

Based at the University of MelbourNe


ATLANTIC FELLOWS FOR SOCIAL EQUITY

2017 Cohort

Marcus Akuhata-Brown
Director, Tukaha Global Consultancy Ltd

”Marcus

Focus: Leading an Indigenous Youth Leadership Development Programme for 25 – 35 year old rangatahi Maori to further advance the space rangatahi Māori play as active agents in all spheres of development in New Zealand society and beyond.

Lives in: Aoteroa / New Zealand

Durkhanai Ayubi
Restaurateur and freelance journalist

”Durkhanai

Focus: Using the transformative power of shared experiences through food, to help people unlearn discrimination and empower them to be advocates for social change.

Lives in: Adelaide, Australia

Roxanne Bainbridge
Associate Professor of Indigenous Health at Central Queensland University, and Director at the Centre for Indigenous Health Equity Research

”Roxanne

Focus: Developing and evaluating the social and emotional learning strategies being implemented in Queensland boarding schools, to help remote Indigenous students better engage in life and learning.

Lives in: Cairns, Australia

Jody Barney
Aboriginal Disability Community Consultant

”Jody

Focus: Examining how deaf and hard of hearing Indigenous women can increase their own personal, community, educational and employment growth, and be key women in their communities, nurturing future leaders.

Lives in: Shepparton, Australia

Michelle Craigie
Senior Adviser at Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

”Michelle

Focus: Assisting women on their exit from prison, with a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and helping increase their self-esteem.

Lives in: Canberra, Australia

Nicholas Eakin
General Manager Regions at Jawun

”Nicholas

Focus: Exploring what gains could be made in social equity if self-determination potential was boosted by addressing trauma from a neuropsychological and neurophysiological perspective.

Lives in: Central Coast, Australia

Sean Gordon
CEO of the Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council

”Sean

Focus: Working to close the gap on the social and economic disparity of Indigenous Australians, and ensure that legislation, policy and programs have a positive impact and convert to genuine opportunities for Indigenous economic empowerment and independence.

Lives in: Charlestown, Australia

 

Ariadne Gorring
Business Development Manager, Kimberley Land Council

”Ariadne

Focus: Creating a service hub within the Kimberley Land Council to enable Aboriginal ranger groups and native title corporations to scale up cultural and conservation enterprises, and effectively drive a new economy in remote Kimberley communities.

Lives in: Broome, Australia

Nicole Jenkins
Director Social Heuristics

”Nicole

Focus: Helping establish a skill set that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people bring to the work force, and that has not been acquired through formal education/training.

Lives in: The Channon, NSW, Australia

Maggie Kavanagh
Consultant at Kavanagh Consulting

”Maggie

Focus: Working with Aboriginal people from remote desert communities to establish a leadership and governance knowledge centre in Alice Springs.

Lives in: Alice Springs, Australia

Faye McMillan
Associate Professor at Charles Sturt University

”Faye

Focus: Developing a mental health app that creates a community of support based on people identified within an individual’s mobile phone contact list.

Lives in: Coolamon, Australia

Damien Miller
Assistant Secretary, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

”Damien

Focus: Developing a hub for best practice policy to improve socio-economic outcomes for Indigenous peoples, particularly in the Indo-Pacific

Lives in: Canberra, Australia

Leanne Miller
Executive Director of Koorie Women Mean Business

”Leanne

Focus: Establishing a national alliance of Aboriginal women leading social and environmental responsible land-based enterprises.

Lives in: Melbourne, Australia

Yvonne O’Brien
Deputy CEO, Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

”Yvonne

Focus: Working to achieve positive change within educational institutions and improve outcomes for Maori students.

Lives in: Whakatane, New Zealand

Dean Parkin
Indigenous Community Consultant

”Dean

Focus: Empowering Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander organisations and communities to craft their own narratives and lead their own change and development.

Lives in: Sydney, Australia

Working toward real-world solutions to global inequalities. 

Based at The London School of Economics' International Inequalities Institute


ATLANTIC FELLOWS FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC EQUITY

2018 COHORT

Milena Abrahamyan
Feminist justice and peace activist

”Milena

Focus: Focusing on violence against women, queer and LGBTI resistance, racial justice, right to education and the struggle against war and militarisation.

Lives in: Yerevan, Armenia

Kripa Basnyat
Programme Manager, The Asia Foundation

”Kripa

Focus: Researching best practices for adopting policies and programs to ensure equality and inclusion of the most marginalised communities in Nepal.

Lives in: Kathmandu, Nepal

Nicola Browne
Director and Co-Founder of Participation and the Practice of Rights (PPR) in Belfast

”Nicola

Focus: Focusing on making public decision-making more participatory through a unique, human-rights based, participatory research methodology.

Lives in: County Antrim, United Kingdom

Lauren Burke
Organizing Consultant, Labor Network for Sustainability

”Lauren

Focus: Engaging workers in the food, transport, and energy industries in campaigns to transition to a carbon-neutral economy.

Lives in: Washington, DC, United States

Tanya Charles
Gender and Women's Rights Consultant

”Tanya

Focus: Exploring how as a feminist activist she can influence economic and development policies necessary for achieving gender justice.

Lives in: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Allison Corkery
Program Director, Rights Claiming and Accountability, Center for Economic and Social Rights

”Allison

Focus: Using international human rights law as a tool to challenge unjust economic policies that fuel inequalities.

Lives in: New York, New York, United States

Renata Cuk
Senior Program Specialist at the Open Society Initiative for Europe

”Renata

Focus: Working on supporting initiatives that create systems that citizens can use to reshape institutional democracy, making it more responsive, transparent, inclusive, and accountable.

Lives in: Barcelona, Spain

Taylor Erskine Downs
Founder, Open Function

”Taylor

Focus: Exploring the influences of technology, specifically automation and artificial intelligence, on inequality. For example, how privately-owned IP is already reducing the demand for certain types of labor at an alarming rate.

Lives in: Abdijan, Côte d'Ivoire

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Craig Dube
Regional Field Officer, Champions For Life

”Craig

Exploring how emerging technologies can be harnessed to bring equity in different settings.

Lives in: Harare, Zimbabwe

Elimane Kane
Governance expert, Oxfam International in Senegal

”Elimane

Focus: Undertaking scientific analyses of inequalities to identify pathways to potential solutions both in Senegal and globally.

Lives in: Dakar, Senegal

 

Milanoi Koiyiet
Human Rights Lawyer, Centre for Women's Rights Advocacy

”Milanoi

Focus: Focusing on challenging inequalities and demanding a life free from violence for all vulnerable children and women.

Lives in: Nairobi, Kenya

James Muraguri
Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Public Finance Kenya

”James

Focus: Focusing on using public finance management to address inequalities in newly formed counties struggling with planning and management of devolved resources.

Lives in: Nairobi, Kenya

Roseline Orwa
Founder, Rona Foundation and a correspondent writer with Modern Widows Club's online magazine, and a TV Talk show host

Roseline Orwa

Focus: Championing social justice and empowerment for rural widows in Kenya, and exploring creative ways to overcome harmful cultural practices and beliefs, without necessarily losing community identities, so these women can be partners in progress, have improved livelihoods, and become change makers with applicable laws to protect them.

Lives in: Nairobi, Kenya

”Gabriella

Focus: Focusing on access to information and freedom of expression issues.

Lives in: Cape Town, South Africa

Louise Russell-Prywata
Head of Development at Transparency International UK

”Louise

Focus: Focusing on how economic systems can become more equitable, and specifically in how greater public participation in economic debates can facilitate greater economic equity.

Lives in: Gillingham, United Kingdom

Anita Peña Saavedra
Feminist activist, academic, consultant and former advisor to the Chilean Vice Minister of Women

”Anita

Focus: Focusing on combatting gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive rights and LGBT issues.

Lives in: Santiago, Chile

Anjali Sarker
Senior Manager, BRAC

”Anjali

Focus: Leading a project to bring digital financial services to the doorsteps of one million rural women in Bangladesh.

Lives in: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Maureen Sigauke
Co- Founder & Executive Director, Green Active Citizens Trust (GACT)

”Maureen

Focus: Focusing on environmental concerns, equality within labour law, and youth development.

Lives in: Kwekwe, Zimbabwe

Pedro Ribeiro Telles
Representative in Brazil for Governance and Citizen Engagement, Omidyar Network

”Pedro

Focus: Focusing on addressing severe inequalities in political systems.

Lives in: Sao Paulo, Brazil

2017 COHORT

Dr Olufolahan (Fola) Adeleke
Visiting Senior Researcher, Mandela Institute, Wits University

”Dr

Focus: Assessing Zimbabwe’s existing regulatory regime related to corporate transparency to inform the advocacy of various campaigns for greater public funds to be made available for social spending to curb the stark inequality in sub-Saharan Africa.

Lives in: Johannesburg, South Africa

Saida Ali
International Consultant

”Saida

Focus: Focusing on the intersection of care work and migration.

Lives in: Nairobi, Kenya

Fredrick Alucheli
Disability Inclusion Advisor, Light for the World

”Fredrick

Focus: Investigating the effects of unequal access to educational opportunities on employment of persons with disabilities in Kenya.

Lives in: Nairobi, Kenya

Sebastian Bock
Senior Strategist, Greenpeace International

”Sebastian

Focus: Exploring how, when and why the narratives that frame how we think about systemic issues have changed in the past and what we can learn from that for the future.

Lives in: Berlin, Germany

Melanie R Brown
Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

”Melanie

Focus: Focusing on elevating the voice of teachers in federal education policy.

Lives in: Washington, DC, United States

Patricio Espinoza
Legislative Chief, Ministry of Education

”Patricio

Focus: Exploring to what extent the educational reforms in Chile during the period 1990-2016 have contributed to the reproduction of the structure of inequality in Chilean society.

Lives in: Santiago, Chile

Joseph Hasson
Campaign Coordinator and Co-Founder, Equal Education

”Joseph

Focus: Working with grassroots movements and political campaigns that challenge systemic inequalities.

Lives in: London, United Kingdom

Tracy Jooste
Freelance policy researcher

”Tracy

Focus: Promoting evidence-based public policy that addresses inequality.

Lives in: Cape Town, South Africa

Priyanka Kotamraju
Independent Journalist

”Priyanka

Focus: Exploring the cost/burden of social mobility among Dalit (scheduled caste) women in India.

Lives in: Hyderabad, India

Rose Longhurst
Facilitation Group Member at FundAction

”Rose

Focus: Exploring whether participatory grantmaking (where the potential recipient of a grant is involved in the decision-making process) offers an alternative to traditional philanthropic foundations that are often criticised for being undemocratic.

Lives in: Manchester, United Kingdom

John Miller
Photographer, Unequal Scenes; Fellow, Code For Africa; Founder, africanDRONE

”John

Focus: Conducting photographic explorations of inequality in South Africa using drones.

Lives in: Cape Town, South Africa

 

Masana Ndinga-Kanga
Research Manager, The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation

”Masana

Focus: Focusing on urban violence, social contracting and transitional justice in Africa.

Lives in: Johannesburg, South Africa

Jack Samuel Nissan
Director, The Tinderbox Collective

”Jack

Focus: Working with children and young people through a range of creative workshops, music hubs, alternative orchestras and apprenticeship.

Lives in: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Louis Olanya Oyaro
Lawyer

”Louis

Focus: Exploring Amartya Sen’s capabilities approach to assess its utility to help realize equality of people with disabilities in Uganda.

Lives in: Heidelberg, Germany

”Gabriella

Focus: Focusing on access to information and freedom of expression issues.

Lives in: Cape Town, South Africa

Louise Russell-Prywata
Head of Development, Transparency International UK

”Louise

Focus: Exploring the connections between large scale philanthropy, politics and business, and what this means for challenging inequality.

Lives in: Gillingham, United Kingdom

Jane Louise Sloane
Director of the Women’s Empowerment Program, The Asia Foundation

”Jane

Focus: Building a community of feminist filmmakers, connecting them to financial resources, to key policy forums and to each other to shape narratives to expose and confront inequalities in the region.

Lives in: San Francisco, United States

Appu Esthose Suresh
Journalist and editor

”Appu

Focus: Examining the role of monetary policy in accelerating income and wealth inequality using India as a case study.

Lives in: New Delhi, India

Rania M. Tarazi
International Development Programme Specialist

”Rania

Focus: Exploring the implications for coping strategies of low-income men and women due to removal of the bread subsidy in Jordan.

Lives in: Amman, Jordan

Hillary Grace Vipond
Campaigner for Oxfam and Fight Inequality Alliance

”Hillary

Focus: Developing a dataset on relative wages for skilled and unskilled labour following technological changes resulting from the Industrial Revolution and using that data to explore parallels to modern times.

Lives in: London, United Kingdom

2017 RESEARCH PROJECTS

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THE INEQUALITY TOOLKIT
Development, Testing and Publication of an Inequality Framework and Toolkit

Team
Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva, Abigail McKnight, Claire Kumar, Chiara Mariotti, Ana Maria Claver, Alex Prats

 

GENDER INEQUALITIES IN INDIA
Addressing Gender Inequalities through Self-Help Groups in Gond Adivasi Communities of Kanker in India

Team
Varnica Orora, Naila Kabeer, Vinitika Lal, Nivedita Narain
 

 

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THE REVOLT OF THE 'RUST BELT'
The Revolt of the Rust Belt: The Communal Roots of Anti-Systemic Politics in the US and the UK

Team
Dr Harel Shapira, Cassim Shepard,  Dr Michael McQuarrie, Dr Lisa McKenzie

 

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"GOODBYE TITO"
The Role of Diverging Welfare State Trajectories on Income Inequality in Four Former Yugoslav Republics

Team
Will Bartlett, Gorana Krstić, Dr Nermin Oruc, Jelena Zarkovic Rakic

 

Building a healthier, more equal South Africa.

BASED AT TEKANO


ATLANTIC FELLOWS FOR HEALTH EQUITY IN SOUTH AFRICA

2017 COHORT

Dudu Dlamini
Human rights defender, Advocacy and Law Reform Programme (ALRP) Team Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Task Force (SWEAT)

Dudu Dlamini

Focus: Fighting for the decriminalization of sex work.

Lives in: Pretoria, South Africa

Michelle DuToit

Advocating for health rights and universal health coverage internationally, continentally and in South Africa.

Lives in: Eastern Cape, South Africa

Siphokazi Dyani
Senior Trainer, Sonke Gender Justice

Siphokazi Dyani

Focus: Empowering adolescent boys and girls on health, social, educational and economic assets, and shifting gender norms and attitudes among adolescents.

Lives in: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Zanele (Ntombizanele) Figlan
Environmental Health Practitioner, City of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Zanele (Ntombizanele) Figlan

Focus: Pursuing a health activism agenda to change people’s quality of the lives for the better.

Lives in: Nyanga, Cape Town, South Africa

Vuyokazi Gonyela
National Strategic Plan Review Advocacy Officer, SECTION27

Vuyokazi Gonyela

Focus: Creating wider strategic awareness about the National Strategic Plan on HIV, TB and STIs.

Lives in: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Amy Green
Senior writer, Health-e News Service

Amy Green

Focus: Reporting on non-communicable diseases and food security and how the two intersect.

Lives in: Johannesburg, South Africa

Thania Gopal
Freelance journalist/Post-graduate student

Thania Gopal

Focus: Advocating for access to equitable health services for all South Africans.

Lives in: Cape Town, South Africa

Thamsanqa Hamilton Hukwe
Chairperson of Abahlali base Freedom Park - a shackdweller movement

Thansanqa Hamilton Hukwe

Focus: Organizing and mobilizing communities in Southern region of Johannesburg around land, housing and other socioeconomic issues.

Lives in: Johannesburg, South Africa

Khululwa Jampo
Enable Mentor Mother programme

Khululwa Jampo

Providing support, counselling and basic health education to pregnant women, with a focus on chronic treatment adherence, mostly related to HIV&AIDS.

Lives in: Ngqeleni, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Lance Louskieter
Lecturer, researcher at University of Cape Town (UCT)

Lance Louskieter

Focus: Deepening social justice through engaged scholarship and teaching.

Lives in: Cape Town, South Africa

Tracey Malawana
Coordinator, Healthy Living Alliance

Tracey Malawana

Focus: Engaging different audiences about the proposed sugar tax, obesity, diabetes, danger of sugary drinks and other necessary policy changes.

Lives in: Rosebank, Gauteng, South Africa

Thami Nomathamsanqa Mngxekeza
Member of Sexual Reproductive Justice Coalition

Thami Nomathamsanqa Mngxekeza

Focus: Advocating for sexual and reproductive rights to overcome inequalities and oppressions, including silencing, stigma, and other barriers to accessing information, resources and services.

Lives in: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Shannon Morgan
Project Coordinator, Jabulani Rural Health Foundation

Focus: Contributing towards the development of a community-based inclusive development programme for persons with disabilities. 

Lives in: Zithulele, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Thokozile Mtsolongo
Founder, The Youth Profile Project

Thokozile Mtsolongoself

Focus: Supporting youth educational development, health and wellness.

Lives in: Johannesburg, South Africa

Sibongile Mtungwa
Director, Women’s Leadership and Training Programme

Sibongile Mtungwa

Focus: Exploring partnerships and sustainable ways of advancing girls’ health, education and identity as part of their human rights.

Lives in: KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

 

Shehnaz Munshi
Researcher for ‘Sonke CHANGE Trial’ project, based at the Wits School of Public Health and Steering Committee member of People’s Health Movement (PHM) South Africa

Shehnaz Munshi

Focus: Working with the People’s Health Movement (SA) to ensure the implementation of the National Health Insurance program brings great equity in access to quality health care and services.

Bernard Mutsago
Health Policy Researcher, South African Medical Association

Bernard Mutsago

Focus: Advocating for a South Africa where primary health care takes centre stage and all South Africans have access to affordable, quality healthcare regardless of class, employment, gender, origin, or ability to pay.

Lives in: Pretoria, South Africa

Lindi Mzankomo
Senior Budget Analyst: Public Finance: National Treasury (Department of Finance)

Lindi Mzankomo

Focus: Developing social assistance models, budgets and policy advancements for improved health and education outcomes for the poor.

Lives in: Pretoria, South Africa

Noluthando Ndlovu
Researcher, Health Systems Trust

Noluthando Ndlovu

Conducting and disseminating research to strengthen health systems, with a focus on addressing food systems and environments in relation to non-communicable diseases.

Lives in: KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Tinashe T Njanji
Coordinator, People’s Health Movement South Africa

Tinashe T Njanji

Focus: Promoting socio-economic justice for all, including addressing social determinants for health.

Lives in: Cape Town, South Africa

Mafoko Phomane
Projects Coordinator, Rural Health Advocacy Project

Mafoko Phomane

Focus: Advocating for access to quality health services for rural communities across South Africa.

Lives in: Johannesburg, South Africa

Kentse Radebe
Head of Social Impact, South African College of Applied Psychology

Kentse Radebe

Focus: Developing an affordable model for the delivery of basic mental health services at the community level.

Lives in: Cape Town, South Africa

Wendy Somlavi
Founder, Wheely in a Wheelie

Wendy Somlavi

Focus: Promoting recycling in townships.

Lives in: Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa

Lena Stofile
Environmental Health Manager for the City of Cape Town

Lena Stofile

Focus: Addressing issues of access to basic sanitation, water and a healthy environment for all, with special focus on identifying conditions posing an environmental health risk and addressing level of access to adequate, effective and dignified basic services for people living in informal settlements on various platforms in vulnerable communities.

Lives in: Khayelitsha, South Africa

Carina Truyts
Lecturer in Social Anthropology, Sol Plaatje University in Kimberley

Carina Truyts

Focus: Developing new anthropology courses and programme, and writing based on her nourishment MA research that steps off from public health, DOHaD (Developmental Origins of Health and Disease) and epigenetic findings that frame the ‘first thousand days’ as a crucial window of interventions.

Lives in: Kimberley, South Africa

Kodwa Tyiso
Founding Director of Women and Girls Leadership (WGL) Foundation

Kodwa Tyiso

Focus: Promoting leadership skills and access to quality healthcare for girls and young women.

Lives in: Pretoria, South Africa

Bulela Vava
Public Sector Dentist

TeBulela Vavakano

Focus: Building an activist oral health workforce with a focus on grass roots community and peer to peer engagement to realise, preserve and protect society's right to quality oral health services.

Lives in: Eastern Cape, South Africa

Nikki Vermeulen
Lecturer, Occupational Therapy Department, University of the Western Cape

Nikki Vermeulen

Focus: Focusing on changing the ways in which we engage with communities (through the use of community development) to reduce community experiences of disempowerment, apathy and helplessness.

Lives in: Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa

Luqman Yesufu
Environmental Health Campaigner, GroundWork

Luqman Yesufu

Focus: Training environmental health practitioners, building their capacity to be aware of factors in the environment that affect health.

Lives in: KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Creating a community for health equity in Southeast Asia.

Based at The Equity Initiative At CMB FOUNDAtION


ATLANTIC FELLOWS FOR HEALTH EQUITY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

2018 COHORT

Bui Thi Thuy
Head of the Nursing Department, Viet Nam National Children’s Hospital

Bui Thi Thuy

Focus: Developing training programs and policies to support community health, such as those ensuring patient safety and supporting parents in caring for and understanding their child’s medical care needs.

Lives in: Hanoi, Viet Nam

Abelardo Apollo David Junior
Founder/Executive Director, Independent Living Learning Centre (ILLC)/Academia Progresiva de Manila (APDM)/REACH Foundation

Abelardo Apollo David Junior

Focus: Promoting the education, health and empowerment of youth with disabilities in the Philippines.

Lives in: Manila, Philippines

Abdel Jamal Disangcopan
Attorney/Law Reform Specialist, University of the Philippines Law Center

Abdel Jamal Disangcopan

Focus: Applying international human rights law to national legislation and policies to ensure that the human rights of all, specifically the marginalized and underrepresented, are upheld and defended.

Lives in: Manila, Philippines

Nur Khaulah Fadzil
Livelihoods Field Officer, Malaysian Humanitarian Aid and Relief

Nur Khaulah Fadzil

Focus: Leading community-based projects to improve livelihoods, access to health care and prevention and response towards sexual and gender-based violence.

Lives in: Selangor, Malaysia

Sophia Benedicta Hage
Clinic Manager/Founding Member, Medifit Clinic

Sophia Benedicta Hage

Focus: Focusing on issues of sexual and gender-based violence and on promoting healthy lifestyles.

Lives in: Jakarta, Indonesia

Hoang Tu Anh
Founding Member/Vice Director, Center for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population

Hoang Tu Anh

Focus: Empowering vulnerable and disadvantaged communities and enhancing state accountability.

Lives in: Hanoi, Viet Nam

Han Win Htat
National Director of the Sun Quality Health Network, Population Services International, Myanmar

Han Win Htat

Focus: Strengthening health systems to tackle health and social inequity issues particularly for vulnerable people living across Myanmar, including strategic purchasing in primary healthcare to improve quality and efficiency in the non-public sector.

Lives in: Yangon, Myanmar

Jiang Fan
Vice Chancellor, Shanghai Jiaotong University school of Medicine

Fan Jiang

Focus: Researching social and environmental change and child health and taking part in a national level large-scale early child development intervention program in Shanghai and rural western China.

Lives in: Shanghai, China

Noraida Abdullah Karim
Director of Mindanao Program, Community and Family Services International

Noraida Abdullah Karim

Focus: Working to improve reproductive health programs and services to alleviate issues associated with teenage pregnancies, especially in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Lives in: Cotabato City, Philippines

Koung Lo
Director, Preah Vihear Provincial Health Department

Koung Lo

Focus: Working to improve access to health information and health services, especially for remote patient populations, and has spearheaded an initiative to support high-risk pregnant women.

Lives in: Preah Vihear, Cambodia

Borwornsom (Ack) Leerapan
Health Systems Researcher/Faculty Member, Ramathibodi Medical School, Mahidol University

Borwornsom Leerapan

Focus: Applying systems thinking in solving complex issues such as regional governance of Thailand’s Universal Health Coverage, community-based health interventions for vulnerable populations, patient safety in primary care settings, and dynamics of health workforce planning.

Lives in: Bangkok, Thailand

Bawi Mang Lian
Medical Officer, National Health Plan Implementation Monitoring Unit, Ministry of Health and Sport

Bawi Mang Lian

Focus: Focusing on monitoring Myanmar’s National Health Plan and towards improving the allocation of health resources in Myanmar , especially the distribution of health facilities.

Lives in: Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

 

Elisabeth Listyani
Researcher, Center for Health and Policy Management, Faculty of Medicine, Gadjah Mada University

Elisabeth Listyani

Focus: Working to strengthen Indonesia’s health system by supporting hospitals to improve their services in collaboration with local government.

Lives in: Jogjakarta, Indonesia

Sharon Low
Managing Director, Asia Conflict and Security (ACAS)

Sharon Low

Focus: Working for social inclusiveness of those who are invisible in society and to understand how they are tied into national health and social policies and systems.

Lives in: Singapore

Tiara Marthias
Lecturer/PhD Student, Public Health Department, Faculty of Medicine, University Gadjah Mada/Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne

Tiara Marthias

Focus: Assessing geographical equity in reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health.

Lives in: West Java, Indonesia

Carmeneza dos Santos Monteiro
Director for Policy and Institutional Strengthening, Asia Foundation, Timor Leste

Carmeneza dos Santos Monteiro

Focus: Working towards a just and equal society through fair, inclusive public policy formulation and implementation.

Lives in: Dili, Timor Leste

Nguyen Thi Thai Lan
Lecturer, Social Work, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Viet Nam National University

Nguyen Thi Thai Lan

Focus: Creating change through supporting access to health and social services for vulnerable and disadvantaged populations, such as children in special circumstances, persons with disabilities, HIV/AIDs patients and marginalized groups.

Lives in: Hanoi, Viet Nam

Nguyen Tran Nguyen
Official, Office of People’s Committee of Dong Thap Province

Nguyen Tran Nguyen

Focus: Working to expand health insurance coverage and health service provision, with a focus on the growing elderly population.

Lives in: Dong Thap, Viet Nam

Ana P. Santos
Journalist

Ana P. Santos

Focus: Reporting about sexual health rights, HIV and various gender issues and advocating for access to comprehensive sex education and reproductive health services for Filipino youth.

Lives in: Manila, Philippines

Pairoj Saonuam
Director of Promoting Healthy Lifestyle Section Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth)

Pairoj Saonuam

Focus: Seeking to empower individuals and organizations for a healthy society and environment.

Lives in: Bangkok, Thailand

May Sripatanaskul
Founder/CEO, LUKKID/Asian Leadership Academy

May Sripatanaskul

Focus: Developing human-centered work processes that allow people to tackle social challenges through collaboration.

Lives in: Bangkok, Thailand

Kotchakorn Voraakhom
Founder/CEO, Porous City Network/Landprocess

Kotchakorn Voraakhom

Focus: Working to tackle climate change and increase urban resilience in Thailand and Southeast Asian cities through landscape architecture.

Lives in: Bangkok, Thailand

Xu Jin
Lecturer, Peking University’s Center for Health Development Studies

Jin Xu

Focus: Working to bring greater recognition to the importance and feasibility of reducing health inequities and facilitating China’s contribution to global health equity.

Lives in: Beijing, China

2017 COHORT

Benjamin Lawrence Patrick E. Aritao
National Director of Prosecution Development, International Justice Mission

Benjamin Lawrence Patrick E. Aritao

Focus: Rescuing victims of trafficking from places of exploitation and using casework lessons to derive systemic remedies.

Lives in: Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Lynna Chandra
Founder, Rachel House Indonesia

Lynna Chandra

Focus: Helping make excellent and compassionate health care available for all, especially those from marginalized communities.

Lives in: Singapore

Deng Rui
Associate Professor, Kunming Medical University

Deng Rui

Focus: Teaching students and conducting research contributing to the improvement of health for ethnic minorities, especially women and young girls.

Lives in: Yunnan, China

Do Thuy Duong
CEO/Founder, TalentPool

Do Thuy Duong

Focus: Designing and implementing leadership development programs to enhance the quality of women’s lives.

Lives in: Hanoi, Viet Nam

Wai Wai Han
Research Officer, Ministry of Health and Sports

Wai Wai Han

Focus: Researching communicable disease, maternal and child health, and reproductive health and access to health care and utilization of health services among vulnerable populations.

Lives in: Yangon, Myanmar

Ariel Caringal Hernandez
Managing Director/School Director, Bangko sa Balay Foundation/Global Mindanaw Polytechnic

Ariel Caringal Hernandez

Focus: Combating rural poverty and promoting equity-based development and sustainable peace.

Lives in: Northern Mindanao, Philippines

Beverly Lorraine C. Ho
Health Research Division Chief, Philippines Department of Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau

Beverly Lorraine C. Ho

Focus: Working on providing the Department of Health with evidence needed to support health system reforms, including the strategic allocation and monitoring of health systems research funds to improve the health of Filipinos equitably and efficiently.

Lives in: Manila, Philippines

Channé Suy Lan
Regional Lead, InSTEDD iLab Southeast Asia

Channé Suy Lan

Focus: Designing solutions to help people elevate their dignity and living conditions through improvements in health, education, and economic development.

Lives in: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Santi Lapbenjakul
Director, Lamsonthi Hospital

Santi Lapbenjakul

Focus: Working with the government to train caregivers and redirect healthcare resources toward home care.

Lives in: Lopburi, Thailand

Tharani Loganathan
Medical Lecturer, Social and Preventive Medicine Department at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya

Tharani Loganathan

Focus: Focusing on achieving universal health coverage, and providing financial risk protection to households.

Lives in: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

Luong The Huy
LGBT Rights Program Manager, Institute for Studies of Society, Economy and Environment

Luong The Huy

Focus: Focusing on same-sex union rights and recognition for transsexuals in Viet Nam.

Lives in: Hanoi, Viet Nam

Pan Myat Mon
Country Program Manager, Australian Volunteers (Myanmar)

Pan Myat Mon

Focus: Helping bring a sustainable social and development change in Myanmar.

Lives in: Yangon, Myanmar

Nguyen Thi Lan Anh
Founder/Director, Action at the Community Development Center

Nguyen Thi Lan Anh

Focus: Helping strengthen the social movement of people with disabilities and empowering them, especially youth, women, to address their reproductive and sexual health.

Lives in: Hanoi, Viet Nam

Somporn (Nui) Pengkam
Community Health Impact Assessment Practitioner

Somporn Pengkam

Focus: Working with rights litigators and academics to facilitate community health impact assessment learning in Thailand and Myanmar.

Lives in: Udon Thani, Thailand

Alay Phonvisay
Lecturer, Faculty of Economic and Business Management, National University of Laos

Alay Phonvisay

Focus: Focusing on trade and poverty reduction.

Lives in: Vientiane, Laos

Kanapon (Tum) Phumratprapin
CEO/Co-founder, Health at Home

Kanapon Phumratprapin

Focus: Combining his expertise in geriatric medicine with his passion for home health care technology, to serve Thailand’s growing elderly population.

Lives in: Nonthaburi, Thailand

Satiriantinah (Sati) Bur Rasuanto
Managing Director, Endeavor Indonesia

Satiriantinah Bur Rasuanto

Focus: Leading the High-Impact Entrepreneurship movement in Indonesia by building an ecosystem that supports scale-up entrepreneurs, helping them accelerate their growth and providing them with a platform for paying it forward to other younger entrepreneurs.

Lives in: Jakarta, Indonesia

Shi Nan
Lecturer, Peking University First Hospital, Peking University

Shi Nan

Focus: Focusing on health, food, and drug safety across China.

Lives in: Beijing, China

2016 COHORT

Tim Aye-Hardy
Co-Founder/Executive Director, myMe: Myanmar Mobile Education Project

Tim Aye-Hardy

Focus: Providing education via mobile classrooms to children in Myanmar who’ve been compelled into indentured servitude at teashop restaurants. Also working to develop policies and strategies to address inclusivity and equity in education.

Lives in: Yangon, Myanmar

Chhorvann Chhea
Director, National Institute of Public Health, Ministry of Health

Chhorvann Chhea

Focus: Leading research related to maternal and child health and the health system in Cambodia and a leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Working on an initiative to develop a national health management and leadership-training curriculum for health professionals in Cambodia that includes health equity.

Lives in: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Hoang Van Minh
Vice-Rector/Director of Center for Population, Hanoi University of Public Health

Hoang Van Minh

Focus: Publishing widely in national and international scientific journals and undertaking research studies on health and healthcare in Viet Nam on a range of topics including the social determinants of health, non-communicable diseases, and universal health coverage. Also especially interested in socio-economic inequities in health in Viet Nam.

Lives in: Hanoi, Viet Nam

Chalermsak Kittitrakul
Coordinator for Access to Medicines Campaign, AIDS Access Foundation

Chalermsak Kittitrakul

Focus: Working to ensure that policies on the promotion of access to HIV and HCV treatment are developed and implemented effectively and systematically.

Lives in: Bangkok, Thailand

Jeremy Lim
Partner, Oliver Wyman

Jeremy Lim

Focus: Working on increasing the use of technology to improve health equity and access to care.

Lives in: Singapore

Liu Chenhui
Co-Founder/Chief Operating Officer, Apricot Forest, Inc.

Liu Chenhui

Focus: Advancing use of mobile technology for helping doctors deliver health care in China.

Lives in: Beijing, China

Nguyen Thu Ha
Executive Director/Morning News Producer, Viet Nam National Television

Nguyen Thu Ha

Focus: Overseeing content development for national television on social issues, including gender and domestic violence, women’s health, and HIV/AIDS.

Lives in: Hanoi, Viet Nam

 

Natalie Phaholyothin
Associate Director, Rockefeller Foundation’s Asia Regional Office

Pimpavadee (Natalie) Phaholyothin

Focus: Works to create momentum for universal health coverage across Southeast Asia and also focusing on leveraging digital health technologies and data to improve health outcomes at the community level.

Lives in: Bangkok, Thailand

Pham Kieu Oanh
Founder/CEO, Centre for Social Initiatives Promotion

Pham Kieu Oanh

Focus: Helping build a new sector for social entrepreneurship in Viet Nam and the region.

Lives in: Hanoi, Viet Nam

Phan Thi Thuy Tram
Deputy Director General, Macroeconomics and Strategies Department, Ministry of Planning and Investment

Phan Thi Thuy Tram

Focus: Leveraging broad community networks to spread awareness about social injustice, social-economic problems, and actions towards improving life for disadvantaged groups, especially victims of domestic violence and children with autism.

Lives in: Hanoi, Viet Nam

Soulivanh Pholsena
Chief of Physicians, Vientiane Hope Hospital and Lao Medical Care Center

Soulivanh Pholsena

Focus: Working to create an efficient and affordable healthcare service model as an alternative to the current public hospital system.

Lives in: Vientiane, Laos

Nicola Pocock
Postdoctoral Fellow, United Nations University International Institute of Global Health

Nicola Pocock

Focus: Working on migration, forced labor, and health, especially the health needs of trafficked fisherman.

Lives in: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Si Zhanjie
Director, Aizhen

Si Zhanjie

Focus: Addressing the psychological, physical, social, and economic problems of people affected by leprosy in China.

Lives in: Yunnan, China

Jiruth Sriratanaban
Director, Thailand Research Center for Health Service Systems, Chulalongkorn University

Jiruth Sriratanaban

Focus: Focusing on health service systems in Thailand, including universal coverage, quality management, health sector financing, and health security schemes. Also works to promote equity and quality in education.

Lives in: Bangkok, Thailand

Nila Tanzil
Founder/CEO, Taman Bacaan Pelangi (Rainbow Reading Gardens)

Nila Tanzil

Focus: Focusing on building libraries and promoting literacy for children who live in remote areas of Eastern Indonesia. Has established over 100 libraries in primary schools in Indonesia’s remote islands.

Lives in: Jakarta, Indonesia

Building global leaders to combat health disparities and promote equity.

BASED AT The George Washington University Health Workforce Institute


ATLANTIC FELLOWS FOR HEALTH EQUITY

2018 COHORT

Amanda Brosnan
Physician Assistant

Amanda Brosnan

Focus: Passionately working with the underserved, and providing honest, valuable healthcare to patients.

Lives in: Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Lesford Duncan
Cultural Competency Officer

Lesford Dunca

Focus: Developing partnerships, coalitions, and systems that improve the health, mental health, and well-being of children and communities throughout Southern California and beyond.

Lives in: San Bernardino, California, United States

Angela Echiverri
Family Physician & Family Medicine Residency Faculty, Contra Costa Health Services

Angela Echiverri

Focus: Providing family-oriented primary care to multicultural, urban underserved patients, and applying her passion for community health and social justice to the training and development of the healthcare workforce.

Lives in: San Francisco, California, United States

Sarah Hooper
Executive Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy

Sarah Hooper

Focus: Developing programs in education, research, and clinical advocacy that advance health and health policy through medical-legal collaboration.

Lives in: San Francisco, California, United States

James Huang
Family Physician and Family Medicine Residency Faculty

James Huang

Focus: Working with nutritionists, community, and advocacy organizations to reduce families’ barriers to accessing resources and services; and providing direct patient care at Unity Health Care, including comprehensive medical care for deaf adults and children.

Lives in: Washington, DC, United States

Kai Kennedy
Physical Therapist & Faculty in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Duke University

Kai Kennedy

Focus: Informing national initiatives, educational policies, and curricula on diversity, equity, and inclusion in physical therapy, and leading the development of community-centered educational programs in the areas of interprofessional practice, community and global health.

Lives in: Durham, North Carolina, United States

Jonatan Konfino
Physician, Public Health Faculty & Researcher, Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad (CEDES)

Jonatan Konfino

Focus: Improving the health and health care of underserved populations in Argentina through community participation, education and research focusing on social medicine, public health and non-communicable diseases.

Lives in: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Anjali Singh Kulkarni
Public Health Practitioner

Anjali Singh Kulkarni

Focus: Applying models of behavior change communications at the community level for improved health.

Lives in: New Delhi, India

 

Deborrah Gesite Liao
Physician

Deborrah Gesite Liao

Focus: Serving geographically-isolated and disadvantaged areas in one of the poorest provinces in the Philippines providing primary health care.

Lives in: Gamay, Northern Samar, Philippines

Jordan Luke
Director of the Program Alignment and Partner Engagement Group (PAPEG) at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Minority Health

Jordan Luke

Focus: Building partnerships across Medicare and Medicaid programs, policies, models, and initiatives to ensure that the needs of racial and ethnic minorities, sexual and gender minorities, people with disabilities, and rural populations are met.

Lives in: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Emily MacDonald
Director of Health Center Operations, Erie Family Health Center, Foster Avenue Clinic, Registered Nurse

Emily MacDonald

Focus: Collaborating with a multi-disciplinary team to provide access to high quality, affordable primary care to diverse patients speaking more than 51 languages at a Federally Qualified Health Center.

Lives in: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Christina T. Rosenthal
Owner/CEO of Paradigm Dental Center, Founder of The 516 Foundation

Christina T. Rosenthal

Focus: Practicing dentistry and connecting under-represented and/or under-resourced youth to mentors and resources needed to become healthcare professionals.

Lives in: Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Zeina Saliba
Psychiatrist and Family Physician, Inpatient Medical Director for Psychiatric and Behavioral Health Services at the George Washington University Hospital

Zeina Saliba

Focus: Improving health care access and quality across multiple domains by overseeing consultation and inpatient psychiatric services, working to decrease stigma in mental health and provide care for marginalized populations.

Lives in: Washington, DC, United States

Stephen Sevalie
Psychiatrist and Public Health Officer

Stephen Sevalie

Focus: Working to establish a broad collaboration, local and international, to support mental health, substance abuse, and epilepsy services and reduce treatment gap in Sierra Leone.

Lives in: Freetown, Western Area, Sierra Leone

Tyler Spencer
Founder and President of The Grassroot Project

Tyler Spencer

Focus: Training NCAA student-athletes to provide health education and health services for teenagers in Washington, DC.

Lives in: Washington, DC, United States

2017 COHORT

Mary Ajwang
Technical Specialist/District Coordinator, Nurse

Mary Ajwang

Focus: Engaging in advocacy, technical assistance, and program coordination to improve public health in Uganda.

Lives in: Kampala, Uganda

Sarah Battistich
Former Director of the Bellevue/NYU Survivors of Torture Program

Sarah Battistich

Focus: Overseeing the delivery of comprehensive medical and mental health care, as well as social and legal services to survivors of torture and war trauma.

Lives in: New York, New York, United States

Joedrecka S. Brown Speights
Associate Professor and Chair of Family Medicine at Florida State University College of Medicine

Joedrecka S. Brown Speights

Focus: Devoted to the elimination of health disparities and the promotion of health equity especially in maternal and child health and black infant mortality.

Lives in: Tallahasse, Florida, United States

Brigit M. Carter
Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the Duke University School of Nursing

Brigit M. Carter

Focus: Working to ensure the Duke University School of Nursing celebrates diversity and enhances inclusive practices for all members of the community

Lives in: Durham, North Carolina, United States

Yvonne Chow
Program Coordinator at the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy in the Health Resources and Services Administration

Yvonne Chow

Focus: Overseeing and managing a national quality program to help critical access hospitals improve the quality of care for patients.

Lives in: Washington, DC, United States

Kenneth T. Jones
Program Analyst with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Health Equity

Kenneth T. Jones

Focus: Data enthusiast advising on quantitative data and other measures to better understand and address health equity issues for Veterans.

Lives in: Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States

Thomas Merrill
Data Scientist, Supervisor, Health System Data Management and Analytics at Martin's Point Health Care

Thomas Merrill

Focus: Working in population health, risk adjustment, and designing integrative data analytic systems for the measuring and monitoring of healthcare quality improvement in different policy environments.

Lives in: Portland, Maine, United States

 

Scott Nass
Director of Inpatient Education, Family Medicine Residency Program at Citrus Valley Health Partners

Scott Nass

Focus: Working as a physician, educator, and advocate in the LGBT health equity movement, ensuring transgender and gender-expansive youth in his community have access to the resources they need.

Lives in: West Covina, California, United States

Toyese Oyeyemi
Health Extension Regional Officer

Toyese Oyeyemi

Focus: Addressing healthcare workforce development, primary care practice transformation, and population health delivery models.

Lives in: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Maria Portela Martinez
Family Physician

Maria Portela Martinez

Focus: Leading efforts to re-envision primary care training focused on transforming health care delivery systems aimed at improving access, quality of care, and cost-effectiveness for vulnerable populations.

Lives in: Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Caroline Mae Ramirez
Consultant for Health System Management, Provincial Government of Northern Samar

Caroline Mae Ramirez

Focus: Strengthening human resources for health (HRH) interventions in rural, under-resourced and marginalized areas towards local health systems development.

Lives in: Northern Samar, Philippines

Neha Raykar
Health Economist at Oxford Policy Management

Neha Raykar

Focus: Leading independent monitoring and evaluation of health programs across India.

Lives in: New Delhi, India

Zulayka Santiago
Independent Consultant

Zulayka Santiago

Focus: Zulayka provides inspiration, instigation, and support for projects focused on equity, social justice, and authentic community engagement. She invests in the emergence of new organizational models within the nonprofit sector.

Lives in: Durham, North Carolina, United States

Sara Selig
Associate Director for the Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment (COPE) Program

Sara Selig

Focus: Passionately working to eliminate health disparities and improve the well-being of American Indian/Alaska Native communities.

Lives in: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Carla A. Arena Ventura
Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatric Nursing and Human Sciences at the University of São Paulo, College of Nursing, Director of the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Research Development

Carla A. Arena Ventura

Focus: Teaches human rights, right to health, and the social determinants of health to nursing students, and coordinates interdisciplinary and international research on nursing, global health, law and development.

Lives in: Riberão Preto, Brazil

Seven programs. Ten locations. 267 Fellows from around the world.

The seven Atlantic Fellows programs are operated from ten host sites. The first group of 267 Fellows comes from 48 countries.

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The Atlantic Institute

based at the Rhodes Trust

The Atlantic Institute amplifies the impact of the network of Atlantic Fellows programs in four ways:
 

  Support Lifelong Community Among Fellows  Fellows have access to resources and opportunities to connect, learn and work together
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Support Lifelong Community Among Fellows
Fellows have access to resources and opportunities to connect, learn and work together

Promote Collaboration Across Programs
The Institute supports virtual and face-to-face platforms for Programs to share knowledge and approaches

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Raise Global Awareness
The Institute amplifies the work of the Fellows, the Programs and their shared mission

Extend Community
 Atlantic Fellows and Programs are connected to a broader global network of equity-focused initiatives