Our leadership team guides and fosters the research, education and engagement activities of the Community.
Kasia Kordas guides the Community by facilitating all research activities and global project teams and co-leads the Complex Environments team.
Samina Raja guides strategic planning for the Community and co-leads the Food Equity team.
Kory Smith guides the Community by facilitating its educational activities, and facilitating advisory groups and thematic working groups.
Li Lin brings an engineering perspective to his role, cross-coordinating the APEX disciplines and fostering communication across the domains.
Alex Judelsohn manages the Community for Global Health Equity's programs, office, and communications, helping to build a strong interactive and supportive network at UB and with our partners in Buffalo and around the world.
An interdisciplinary scholar, Emmanuel Frimponb Boamah utilizes multiple theoretical and methodological lenses to interrogate issues related to urban health, public policy, environmental governance, land tenure, and sustainable urbanism in both Global North and South countries. He co-leads the Food Equity team.
Kafuli's research areas of interest include adolescent reproductive health and women's health in the African immigrant population. She co-leads the Refugee Health and Wellbeing team.
Melinda Lemke is an interdisciplinary, qualitative educational policy researcher who examines the politics of education and how public education addresses structural violence to center the well-being and rights of historically underserved students. She co-leads the Refugee Health and Wellbeing team.
Jordana's research areas include public transportation, street infrastructure, post occupancy evaluations, and accessible housing policy. She co-leads the Compex Environments team.
Tia's research examines the impacts of social policy on population health. She co-leads the Global Child team.