Faculty, Staff and Partners

We are extremely thankful for not only the faculty and staff here at Columbia University but also our partners at RHSP in Rakai, Uganda and Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information on our Ugandan Partner, RHSP, please click here. 

Columbia Faculty and Staff

Dr. John Santelli, MD, MPH (Principle Investigator)  

Esther Spindler, MS (Project Director) 

Ivy Chen, MPH, MST 

Mahlet Maru

Dr. Stephanie Grilo, Ph.D

Dr. Jennifer S. Hirsch, Ph.D. 

Dr. Susie Hoffman, DrPH 

Dr. Phillip Kreniske, Ph.D. 

Dr. Erin Moore, Ph.D. 

Dr. Nadia Nguyen, Ph.D. 

Dr. Fred Ssewamala, Ph.D. (Washington University) 

Dr. Ying Wei, Ph.D.


John Hopkins University 

Dr. Larry Chang MD, MPH 

Dr. Ronald Gray, MD 

Dr. Mary Kathyrn Grabowski, Ph.D. 

Dr. Catlin Kennedy, Ph.D. 

Dr. Maria Wawer, MD 

Rakai Health Science Program  

Dr. Tom Lutalo, Ph.D

Neema Nakyanjo 

Dr. Fred Nalugoda, Ph.D

Prof. David Serwadda  


National Institute of Child Health and Development