Management Team

Editor in Chief
Elliott Larson, MD, FRCP, FIDSA


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, ThM
Email: dwoneill[at]  






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 masters degree 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 co-facilitator of the Evidence Working Group of the Moral and Spiritual Imperative convened by the World Bank.

Associate Editor for Academia
Nathan Grills, MBBS, MPH, DPhil







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 and is a widely published researcher.  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 Australia where they facilitate a Network of programs to train Community Health Workers, in collaboration with 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






Dr. Soderling currently operates the Center for Health in Mission (Helth for All Nations) through an affiliation with 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, he 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   





Doug is Executive Director of Christian Connections for International Health, a diverse network of organizations and individuals from across the globe who promote global health and wholeness from a Christian perspective. He was Vice President for Strategy and Impact with Medical Teams International, a Christian global health agency that responds to sudden onset and chronic emergencies. 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. 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, EdD, MM
Email: rhelm[at]



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]



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. 

Director of Communications

Kailyn Kowolenko, MA
Email: kailynkowolenko[at]



Kailyn serves as the Director of Communications for CJGH. She has a masters degree in Global and International Education and undergraduate degrees in Spanish, French, and Global Christianity. She worked as an ELL teacher for international students for several years before transitioning to her current role as Communications Manager at Woodstock Evangelical Covenant Church.


International Advisory Board

1. Alice Chen, MD, Shanxi Evergreen Service, PR China
2. Jose Miguel DeAngulo, MD, MPH, Latin American Regional Director, MAP International, BOLIVIA
3. Sharon A. Falkenheimer, MD, MA (Bioethics), MPH, PhD. Director, Medical Education International, Christian Medical & Dental Associations, USA
4. Ravi Jayakaran, BVSc, President/CEO, Medical Ambassadors International, USA
5. Ted Lankester, MA, MB, BChir, MRCGP, FFTM, RCPSGlasg, Founder-Co-Leader of Arukah Network for Global Community Health (Previously  CHGN) and Co-Founder and President Thrive Worldwide, London, UK
6. Ray Martin, MPH, Executive Director Emeritus, Christian Connections for International Health, USA
7. Robert Mitchell, PhD, MATS, Chief Executive Officer, Anglican Overseas Aid, (Solicitor by profession) AUSTRALIA
8. W. Henry Mosley, MD, MPH, Professor Emeritus, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
9. Peter Okaalet, MBChB, MDiv, Okaalet and Associates Ltd, Nairobi, Kenya
10.  "J. Dwight Phillips", MD, Mayo Medical School, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Mayo Clinic, USA
11. Vinod Shah, MD, Christian Medical College Vellore, Board Member, Int’l Christian Medical & Dental Association, INDIA
12. Grace Tazelaar, MS, RN, Missions Director, Nurses Christian Fellowship, USA
13.  Mesfin Teklu Tessema, MD, MAHA, Director, MCH, HIV, & Infectious Diseases, World Vision International, KENYA
14. 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. Sang-Hoon Ahn, MD MPH, Keck School of Medicine, University Southern California, USA
4. Milton B. Amayun, MD, MPH, President and Health Director, International Care Ministries, PHILIPPINES
5. Barbara Astle, PhD, MSN, Trinity Western University, CANADA 
6Ian Campbell, MBBS, MRCP(UK), DRCOG, MFTM(RCPS-Glasgow), Affirm Facilitation Associates, UK, and Interhealth, London, UK
7. Jody Collinge, MD, FAAP, CTropMed, MSc, Mission to the World, Global CHE Network, Zihuatanejo, MEXICO
8. Reena Mary George, MBBS, MA (Christian Studies), Vellore Medical Center, INDIA
9. Arnold Gorske, MD, FAAP, Health Education Program for Developing Communities, San Diego, CA  USA
10. "Benjamin Hamilton", MD, CCFP, FCFP, MDiv, MSc (Health Systems Administration), AIM International, Nairobi, KENYA
11. Gregory Juckett, MD, MPH, School of Medicine, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV  USA
12. Edward Kanyesigye, MB ChB, DPH, MPH, Faculty of Health Sciences, Uganda Christian University, Mukono, UGANDA
13. Marko Kerac, BSc, MBBS, DTM&H, MRCPCH, MPH, MFPH, PhD, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College, London, UK
14. Steven ChiMin Ko, MD, MA, MPH, MDiv, Research Assistant Professor of Global Health at Boston University School of Public Health, Boston University, USA
15. Apolos Landa, MD, MSc CHDC of LSHTM , MTh, Luke Society, Moyobamba, PERU
16. Prof. Bernt Lindtjørn, MD, PhD, Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, NORWAY
17. Prof. Anyetei Tonyeli Lassey, MB CHB, FWACS, FRCOG, FGCPS, MPH (Leeds). University of Ghana Medical School,  Accra, GHANA
18. W. Meredith Long, DrPH, Consultant, World Concern, Seattle, WA  USA
19. Kaaren Mathias, MB ChB, MPH, FNZCPHM, Emmanuel Hospital Association, Uttarakhand, INDIA
20. Derick A. Mendonca,  MBBS, MSc, FRCS (Plastic), Elias Bangalore Rural Reconstructive Surgery Programme, Bangalore Baptist Hospital, INDIA
20. Laura Montgomery, PhD, Professor of Anthropology, Wheaton College, USA
21. Alice Musumba, MPH, Global Health Outreach, USA/KENYA
22. Junior C. Noel, MD, Hôpital Claire-Heureuse, Dessalines, HAITI
23. Donal O'Mathuna, PhD, MA (Theology), School of Nursing & Human Sciences, Dublin City University, IRELAND
24. Bolajoko O. Olusanya MBBS, FMCPaed, FRCPCH, PhD, National Coordinator, Hearing International Nigeria, Director, Centre for Healthy Start Initiative, Lagos, NIGERIA
25. E Anne Peterson, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President, Global Programs, Americares, USA
26. 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
27. 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
28. 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
29. 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
30. Capt Scott S Santibaňez, MD, MPH, DMin, MA(Th), Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, USA
31. Mathew Santhosh Thomas, MBBS, MD, Emmanuel Hospital Association, New Delhi, INDIA
32. 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
33. Elias Sory, MB CHB MPH FGCP, Fio Health Ghana and former Director General, Ghana Health Service, Accra, GHANA
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