Advisory Board

Advisory Board Member Nalini AnandNalini Anand, J.D., M.P.H.

At the Fogarty International Center since 2002, Nalini now currently serves as Director for the Division of International Science Policy, Planning and Evaluation, and Acting Director of the Center for Global Health Studies. Nalini received her BA from Cornell University, graduated from Stanford Law School, and in 2009 received an MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


Advisory Board Member James BenedictJames Benedict

James has been a partner in a private equity firm, an entrepreneur, and has worked in public policy in the US & Japan. He has helped launch companies in the education, life sciences and energy sectors in the US, Japan, Brazil & East Africa. He has a passion for bringing people together in novel and synergistic ways to drive value for mission-oriented enterprises. James is a member of the Acupera & Long Island Plastic Surgery Group Advisory Boards. James is a member of the Young Audiences Board of Directors where he is on the Executive Committee, Chairs the Advocacy Committee and is a Member of the Nominating Committee. He is also an advisor to Dr. Bob Bollinger of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Center for Continuing Global Health Education. James has a Ph.D. in International Economics from Columbia University and a B.A. from Baylor University. James received a Certificate on Monetary and Fiscal Policy from the Japanese Ministry of Finance, and has consulted to the World Bank and Japanese Ministry of Finance.


Advisory Board Member Sal FuentesSal Fuentes

CEO and President of Decision Counsel with over 18 years in strategic marketing and sales. Decision Counsel is a strategic professional services firm that develops and executes marketing and technology solutions centered on building brands, leveraging emerging technology, and building sustainable customer relationships.


Advisory Board Member Amita GuptaAmita Gupta

Dr. Amita Gupta is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases (Primary appointment) and Associate Professor of International Health (joint appointment) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed her undergraduate education at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, medical school at Harvard, her internal medicine training at San Francisco General Hospital-University of California San Francisco, epidemiology training at US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and infectious diseases training at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Gupta has worked internationally including Guatemala, Vietnam, Micronesia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and currently focuses her research in India. Dr. Gupta leads a multimillion dollar NIH-funded research collaboration between Johns Hopkins and BJ Medical College in Pune, India (the JHU-BJMC HIV Clinical Trials Unit ), which conducts multi-country Phase 1-4 clinical trials focused on the prevention and treatment of HIV, TB and other co-morbidities in adults, including pregnant women, and children residing in low-income settings. She uses video-conferencing and web-based distance learning approaches to build research and clinical education capacity in India (e.g. monthly HIV case conference webcasts with 4 hospitals in India). She is a member of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group TB Transformational Scientific Group and Vice-Chair elect of the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials TB Scientific Committee. She is also an infectious diseases and HIV clinician at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.


Advisory Board Member Larry IrvingLarry Irving

Mr. Irving is Co-Founder at The Mobile Alliance for Global Good. He was formerly the Vice President of Global Government Affairs for Hewlett-Packard Company. Previously he was President and CEO of the Irving Information Group, a telecommunication and information technology strategic planning and consulting business, head of the National Telecommunications Infrastructure Administration, principal architect of President Bill Clinton's telecommunications, Internet and e-commerce policies and initiatives, and worked with President Barack Obama's transition team of science and tech agencies.


Advisory Board Member George PariyoGeorge Pariyo (MBChB, MSc, PhD)

Senior Manager, Monitoring (M & E - Policy and Performance), at the GAVI Alliance. Dr. Pariyo is responsible for maintaining systems to allow generation of just-in-time up-to-date information on the status of grant implementation in countries as well as various aspects of country health system performance, vaccine management systems, and cooperation with in-country development partners and other stakeholders and providing input in evaluation studies & and maintaining database on country progress reports among others.Former Medical Officer and focal point for Evidence and Knowledge for Country Action, the Global Health Workforce Alliance, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland. He has extensive academic, management, and consulting experience in delivery of healthcare and education of health personnel at various levels for over 22 years.


Advisory Board Member Thomas QuinnThomas Quinn, M.D., M.Sc.

Senior Investigator and Head of the Section of International HIV/AIDS and STDs in the Laboratory of Immunoregulation of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Professor of Medicine, of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, and of International Health at Johns Hopkins University.


Advisory Board Member Nelson SewankamboProf. Nelson K. Sewankambo MBChB, MSc, M.MED, FRCP, LLD (HC)

Professor of medicine and the principal of Makerere University College of Health Sciences. He spearheaded the creation of a national MEPI consortium for Uganda universities to address the country's health professional education needs. He is the founding principal investigator to Uganda for Rakai Health Sciences Program (formerly Rakai Project) and continues to serve as a researcher/investigator for the program's network.