Editorial Team

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, MTh
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 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 on multiple health and development projects including in Central and South America, West Africa, North India, Indonesia and the Middle East.  He is co-author of All Creation Groans: A Theology of Disease and Global Health. 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, 

Email: nathangrills[at]gmail.com








Dr. Nathan Grills is a Public Health Physician and Professor with the Nossal Institute for Global health at the University of Melbourne, and Senior Research Advisor, Australia India Institute. 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 Arukah Network.

Associate Editor for Production
Rebecca Helm, EdD, MM
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



Ms. John 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. 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.  "J. Dwight Phillips",MD, Mayo Medical School, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Mayo Clinic, USA
10. Vinod Shah, MD, Christian Medical College Vellore, Board Member, Int’l Christian Medical & Dental Association, INDIA
11. Grace Tazelaar, MS, RN, Missions Director, Nurses Christian Fellowship, USA
12.  Mesfin Teklu Tessema, MD, MAHA, Senior Director, Head of Health Unit, International Rescue Committee, New York, USA
13. 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, MScMission to the World, Global CHE Network, Zihuatanejo, MEXICO
8. Anthony Kwame Enimil, MBBS,MPhil, Pediatric Infectious Disease, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology,  GHANA
9. Reena Mary George, MBBS, MA (Christian Studies), Vellore Medical Center, INDIA
10. Arnold Gorske, MD, FAAP, Health Education Program for Developing Communities, San Diego, CA  USA
11. "Benjamin Hamilton", MD, CCFP, FCFP, MDiv, MSc (Health Systems Administration), AIM International, Nairobi, KENYA 
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 Ko, MD, MA, MPH, MDiv, Senior Pastor, New York Chinese Alliance Church, Adjunct Professor at Boston University School of Public Health, and Alliance Theological Seminsry, New York, NY, 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, MDHôpital 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. Tan Po Tin, MBBS, Msc, MRCP Peds, Diploma Public Health, MALASIA
36. Donald F. Thompson, MD, MPH&TM, Global Health Outreach, Christian Medical & Dental Associations, USA
37. Nevin Wilson, MBBS, The Union, INDIA