Supported by GHI, the post-doctoral associates hold offices and teach at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. They teach global health courses and engage with Yale faculty in new multi-disciplinary research. The fellows selection of the global health post-doctoral fellows was undertaken by a committee of faculty from across campus, including Elizabeth Bradley, Leslie Curry, Gerald Freidland, Robert Rorbaugh, Harlan Krumholz, Brian Forsyth, Robert Dubrow, Marcia Inhorn, Dean Karlan, Christopher Udry, and Mark Saltzman.
Teresa Janevic was a GHI fellow for the 2009/10 and 2010/11 academic years. She has an extensive background in epidemiologic research with a focus on social determinants and disparities in maternal and child health. Her previous U.S.-based research includes studies on racial and ethnic disparities in pregnancy outcomes, and her dissertation work focused on neighborhood context, ethnicity, and pregnancy outcomes. Dr. Janevic’s current research focuses on maternal and child health disparities among the Roma population in the Balkans. She is currently conducting research on racial discrimination and access to prenatal care among Roma women. Dr. Janevic taught a seminar on the social, economic, and political transition and health in the post-Communist countries of Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. Click here to read her research brief titled "Access to Prenatal and Maternity Care among Romani Women in Serbia and Macedonia." After completing her two year fellowship, she accepted a position at the UMDNJ-School of Public Health.
Aunchalee Palmquist was a GHI fellow for the 2009/10 and 2010/11 academic years. She received a Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology at the University of Hawaii-Manoa. Her dissertation on migration, social change, and health transitions was based on ethnographic research conducted in the Republic of Palau. Before arriving at Yale in the fall of 2009, Dr. Palmquist completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Social and Behavioral Research Branch at the National Human Genome Research Institute. Her current interests center on migration and health disparities, health identity, and childhood obesity. During her GHI fellowship, Dr. Palmquist designed a research methodology to study perceptions of food and health, body image, and cultural identity among children in Pacific Islander populations. Dr. Palmquist taught a research seminar in Medical Anthropology and Global Health and a course on Food, Health, and Society. After her two year fellowship, she accepted a position at Elon University Department of Sociology and Anthropology.
Wietse Tol is a GHI fellow for the 2010/11 and 2011/12 academic years. He is also a senior technical and research advisor for the international non-governmental organization HealthNet TPO. Dr. Tol's main interest concerns the application of research to the development and evaluation of mental health and psychosocial support for populations in humanitarian settings, including disasters and political violence. He is teaching a seminar on mental health in humanitarian settings. His research publications have appeared in JAMA, the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Social Science and Medicine amongst others. Dr. Tol has consulted with international organizations, including the World Health Organization, UNICEF, Save the Children US and Church World Services. He is currently leading an international effort to set research priorities for mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian settings.
Kristina Talbert-Slagle GHI fellow for the 2010/11 and 2011/12 academic years. She conducts interdisciplinary research on infectious diseases of global health importance using mathematical modeling. Dr. Talbert-Slagle received her Ph.D. from the Yale University Department of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Disease, where she studied the cellular and molecular interactions that contribute to HIV persistence as well as mechanisms of cell transformation and carcinogenesis caused by papillomaviruses. Currently, she is developing mathematical models of within-host immune and viral dynamics during acute HIV infection, focusing specifically on mechanisms of the innate immune response and how these dynamics may affect HIV progression within an individual.