Management Team

Editor in Chief
Elliott Larson, MD, FRCP, FIDSA
Email: 
elarson[at]cjgh.org

 

Dr. Elliott Larson's career consists of twenty years in scientific research, seventeen years in private practice as an internist and infectious disease consultant and ten years teaching internal medicine and consulting in Afghanistan.  He has been editor of the Christian Journal for Global Health since its first issue in 2014.

 

 

Managing Editor
Daniel O’Neill, MD, MA(Th)
Email: dwoneill[at]cjgh.org  

 

 

 

 

 

Dr O’Neill is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.  He received his BA from Hope College and MD from StonyBrook University Health Science Center in New York. He did his Family Medicine Residency training in Pensacola, FL and studied tropical medicine and public health in Puerto Rico. He holds a MA in Theological Studies summa cum laude from Bethel Seminary of the East with an emphasis on global theology of health. He has served as interim physician at Hospital Vozandes Del Oriente in Ecuador, Medical Services Director for Medical Ministry International, and on multiple health and development projects including in Central and South America, West Africa, North India, Indonesia and the Middle East.  He is a member of the Evidence Working Group of the Joint Learning Initiative for Faith and Local Communities.

Associate Editor for Academia
Nathan Grills, MBBS, MPH, DPhil
Email: 
ngrills[at]cjgh.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Nathan Grills is a Public Health Physician and post doctoral fellow with the Nossal Institute for Global health at the University of Melbourne. He now works largely in India on disability, non-communicable diseases and health training.  He is working with the Indian government to address tobacco usage in India. Prior to this he worked as a Public Health Fellow (Victorian Dept. of Health) and as a researcher with CDC & WHO on HIV. He extensively researched faith based health programs whilst completing his MPH and DPhil at Oxford University under a Rhodes Scholarship.   He has worked in several African countries, Fiji, East Timor, PNG, Bangladesh and Nepal.  He and his wife are now based in India where they facilitate a Network of programs to train Community Health Workers, in collaboration with Interserve/Pioneers, the Public Health Foundation of India, Emmanuel Health Association (India) and the Community Health Global Network.

Associate Editor for Health Missions
Michael Soderling, MD, MBA
Email: 
mjsoderling[at]cjgh.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Michael Soderling, MD, MBA, serves as Associate Editor for Health Mission.  Dr. Soderling currently operates the Center for Health in Mission through an affiliation with the Global Ventures and William Carey International University.  He received his MD from the Medical College of Wisconsin and finished his residency in OB/GYN in Baltimore, MD in 1991. After 10 years of private practice in Wisconsin, Dr. Soderling and his family moved to full time cross-cultural work in Guatemala where he served as President of Salud que Transforma (Transformational Health). Dr. Soderling completed an MBA in International Development at Hope International University in December of 2008.   Dr. Soderling has been active in short term health mission teams in Guatemala and is interested in assisting those who have a heart for health related mission to explore how to do this most effectively for the long term benefit of the world’s poor.  He is the co-catalyst of the Health in Mission issue network of the Laussane Movement.

Associate Editor for Journal Development
Douglas Fountain, MPA   
Email: 
dfountain[at]cjgh.org

 

  

 

 

 

 

Douglas Fountain, MPA, serves as Associate Editor for Journal Development. He is Vice President for Strategy and Impact with Medical Teams International, a Christian global health agency that responds to sudden onset and chronic emergencies, at which he heads the technical team responsible for program development, quality, and technology integration. He served for 8½ years at Uganda Christian University, where he helped establish the Department of Health Sciences, launched nursing and public health programs, wrote a book on Health and Wholeness, and subsequently served as Vice President for Development and External Relations. Doug has coordinated a sustainable forestry project in Tanzania. He began his career developing and implementing evaluation activities in substance abuse and mental health treatment programs in the United States.  He holds an MPA from UNC-Chapel Hill and a BS in Political Science and Economics from the University of Oregon.

Associate Editor for Production
Rebecca Helm, Ed.D., M.M.
Email: rhelm[at]cjgh.org

 

 

Dr. Helm serves as the Associate Editor for Production.  She is currently at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Pharmacy in Little Rock, Arkansas where she acts as Registrar/Bursar/Admissions Coordinator for Nuclear Education Online and serves as a Residency Coordinator for eleven pharmacy residency programs. With over 30 years serving in the music ministry, she and her husband serve the Lord at Calvary Chapel of Saline County, Arkansas. 

Associate Editor for Layout Production & Proofreading

Jucin Varghese John, MA
Email: jucin.varghese[at]gmail.org

 

 

Jucin works with CJGH as the Associate Editor for Layout Production and Proofreader. She has a masters degree in English Literature from Stella Maris College (University of Madras), India. She has 10 years of experience working as an editor in the publishing industry writing and editing manuscripts, coordinating projects, liaising with authors, creating storyboards for e-books, etc.  She currently lives and works in Adelaide, Australia. 

 

International Advisory Board

1. Jeffrey D. Amstutz, DDS, MBA, Vice President for Dental Ministries, Christian Medical & Dental Associations, USA
2. John H. Bryant, MD, Retired Chair, Christian Medical Commission, University of Virginia School of Medicine, USA
3. Alice Chen, MD, Shanxi Evergreen Service, PR China
4. Jose Miguel DeAngulo, MD, MPH, Latin American Regional Director, MAP International, BOLIVIA
5. Ravi Jayakaran, BVSc, Vice President for Global Programs, MAP International, USA
6. Ted Lankester, MA, MB, BChir, MRCGP, FFTM, RCPSGlasg, Founder, Community Health Global Network, United Kingdom,
    Director of Health Services, InterHealth, London, UK
7. Ray Martin, MPH, Executive Director Emeritus, Christian Connections in International Health, USA
8. Robert Mitchell, PhD, MATS, Chief Executive Officer, Anglican Overseas Aid, (Solicitor by profession) AUSTRALIA
9. W. Henry Mosley, MD, MPH, Professor Emeritus, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
10. Peter Okaalet, MBChB, MDiv, Okaalet and Associates Ltd, Nairobi, Kenya
11. J. Dwight Phillips, MD, Mayo Medical School, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Mayo Clinic, USA
12. Vinod Shah, MD, Christian Medical College Vellore, India, Board Member, Int’l Christian Medical & Dental Association
13. Grace Tazelaar, MS, RN, Missions Director, Nurses Christian Fellowship, USA
14.  Mesfin Teklu Tessema, MD, MAHA, Director, MCH, HIV, & Infectious Diseases, World Vision International, KENYA
15. Rev. Dr. Tomi Thomas, IMS, 
Former Director General, The Catholic Health Association, INDIA
  
Editorial Board
1. Naji Abi-Hashem, PhD, MA, MDiv, Psychologist, LEBANON
2. Adamu Addissie  MD MPH MA, School of Public Health, Addis Ababa University ETHIOPIA
3. Milton B. Amayun, MD, MPH, President and Health Director, International Care Ministries, PHILIPPINES
4. Barbara Astle, PhD, MSN, Trinity Western University, CANADA 
5Ian Campbell, MBBS, MRCP(UK), DRCOG, MFTM(RCPS-Glasgow), Affirm Facilitation Associates, UK, and Interhealth, London, UK
6. Jody Collinge, MD, FAAP, CTropMed, MSc, Mission to the World, Global CHE Network, Zihuatanejo, MEXICO
7. Reena Mary George, MBBS, MA (Christian Studies), Vellore Medical Center, INDIA
8. Arnold Gorske, MD, FAAP, Health Education Program for Developing Countries, San Diego, CA  USA
9. "Benjamin Hamilton", MD, CCFP, FCFP, MDiv, MSc (Health Systems Administration), AIM International, Nairobi, KENYA
10. Gregory Juckett, MD, MPH, School of Medicine, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV  USA
11. Edward Kanyesigye, MB ChB, DPH, MPH, Faculty of Health Sciences, Uganda Christian University, Mukono, UGANDA
12. Marko Kerac, BSc, MBBS, DTM&H, MRCPCH, MPH, MFPH, PhD, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College, London, UK
13. Steven ChiMin Ko, MD, MA, MPH, MDiv, Research Assistant Professor of Global Health at Boston University School of Public Health, Boston University, USA
14. Apolos Landa, MD, MSc CHDC of LSHTM , MTh, Luke Society, Moyobamba, PERU
15. Prof. Anyetei Tonyeli Lassey, MB CHB, FWACS, FRCOG, FGCPS, MPH (Leeds). University of Ghana Medical School,  Accra, GHANA
16. W. Meredith Long, DrPH, World Concern, Seattle, WA  USA
17. Kaaren Mathias, MB ChB, MPH, FNZCPHM, Emmanuel Hospital Association, Uttarakhand, INDIA
18. Derick A. Mendonca,  MBBS, MSc, FRCS (Plastic), Elias Bangalore Rural Reconstructive Surgery Programme, Bangalore Baptist Hospital, INDIA
19. Laura Montgomery, PhD, Professor of Anthropology, Wheaton College, USA
20. Alice Musumba, MPH, Global Health Outreach, USA/KENYA
21. Junior C. Noel, MD, Hôpital Claire-Heureuse, Dessalines, HAITI
22. Donal O'Mathuna, PhD, MA (Theology), School of Nursing & Human Sciences, Dublin City University, IRELAND
23. Bolajoko O. Olusanya MBBS, FMCPaed, FRCPCH, PhD, National Coordinator, Hearing International Nigeria, Director, Centre for Healthy Start Initiative, Lagos, NIGERIA
24. E Anne Peterson, MD, MPH, Research Professor, International Health Consultant, The George Washington University, Washington, DC USA and Public Health Program Director, Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences, PUERTO RICO
25. Dr Mark Pietroni, MA MBA MFPH(hon) FRCP DTM&H, Interim Director of Public Health for South Gloucestershire, UK, 
Former Medical Director, ICDDR,B, Dhaka, BANGLADESH
26. Prof. Dan Poenaru MD, MHPE, FRCSC,FACS, FCS(ECSA), Adjunct Professor of Surgery, Queen's University, Kingston, CANADA, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, MyungSung Medical College, Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA
27. Peter Rookes PhD. MPH. DHSA. FETC. RCNT. RGN. RNMH, Former National Health Secretary, Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea, Freelance Researcher and Adviser for Christian Health Services in Developing Countries (previously at the International Development Dept, University of Birmingham, UK)Governing Body member, Birmingham CrossCity Clinical Commissioning Group, UK
28. Karl J Sandin, MD MPH, Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, NE President, Global Medical Rehabilitation Advisors, USA
29. Capt Scott S Santibanez, MD, MPH, DMin, MA(Th), Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, USA
30. Mathew Santhosh Thomas, MBBS, MD, Emmanuel Hospital Association, New Delhi, INDIA
31. Dr. K.M.Shyamprasad, MNAMS,M.Ch, FRCS, Martin Luther Christian University, Meghalaya, Director, Centre for Research in New International Economic Order, Chennai, Executive Director, National Lutheran Health and Medical Board, Chennai, INDIA
32. Elias Sory, MB CHB MPH FGCP, Fio Health Ghana and former Director General, Ghana Health Service, Accra, GHANA
33. Bruce Steffes, MD, MBA, FACS, FWACS, FCS(ECSA), Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons and Department of General and Trauma Surgery, Loma Linda University, CA   USA
34. Christine Tashobya, MB ChB, MA, MSc, Health Systems Development Group and Fellowship for Health System Management, Makerere School of Public Health, Kampala, UGANDA
35. Donald F. Thompson, MD, MPH&TM, Global Health Outreach, Christian Medical & Dental Associations, USA
36. Nevin Wilson, MBBS, The Union, INDIA