Institute Faculty Members

Pedro J. Alvarez

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 

Gang Bao

Department of Bioengineering 

Richard G. Baraniuk  

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 

George N. Bennett  

Department of BioSciences 

Sibani Lisa Biswal

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 

Elias K. Bongmba

Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality 

Janet Braam

Department of BioSciences 

Daniel Cohan

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 

Rebekah A. Drezek  

Department of Bioengineering 

Amy Dunham  

Department of BioSciences 

Farès el-Dahdah

School of Humanities 

Mahmoud El-Gamal

Department of Economics 

Katherine Bennett Ensor  

Department of Statistics 

Jeffrey Fleisher

Department of Anthropology 

Eugenia Georges  

Department of Anthropology 

Bridget Gorman

Department of Sociology

Jane Grande-Allen

Department of Bioengineering 

Robert J. Griffin

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 

Naomi J. Halas

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 

Illya V. Hicks  

Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics 

Vivian Ho

Department of Economics 

Yael Hochberg

Jones Graduate School of Business 

Oleg A. Igoshin  

Department of Bioengineering 

Mark P. Jones  

Baker Institute for Public Policy 

Prashant Kale  

Jones Graduate School of Business 

Rachel Kimbro  

Department of Sociology 

Tom Kolditz  

Doerr Institute for New Leaders 

Philip Kortum 

Department of Psychological Sciences 

Qilin Li

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 

Carrie Masiello

Department of Chemistry 

Kirstin R.W. Matthews

Baker Institute for Public Policy 

Susan McIntosh

Department of Anthropology 

Joel L. Moake

Department of Bioengineering 

Quianta Moore

Baker Institute for Public Policy 

Emilia Morosan

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry, and Materials Science and Nanoengineering 

Maria Oden

Department of Bioengineering

Kirsten Ostherr  

Department of English 

Krishna V. Palem  

Department of Computer Science 

Robert M. Raphael

Department of Bioengineering 

Rebecca Richards-Kortum  

Department of Bioengineering 

Ashutosh Sabharwal  

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 

Ka-Yiu San

Department of Bioengineering 

Douglas A. Schuler  

Jones Graduate School of Business

Laura Segatori

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 

Lauren Stadler  

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 

Devika Subramanian  

Department of Computer Science 

Junghae Suh  

Department of Bioengineering 

Tomasz S. Tkaczyk  

Department of Bioengineering 

Mason Tomson

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 

Ashok Veeraraghavan  

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 

Rafael Verduzco  

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 

Michael Wong  

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 

Lin Zhong  

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 

Kyriacos Zygourakis

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 

External Institute Faculty Members

Ann Saterbak

Biomedical Engineering, Duke University

Eric S. Richardson

Biomedical Engineering, Duke University

Sharmila Anandasabapathy

Baylor Global Initiatives, Baylor College of Medicine

Queen Dube

Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital

Gladstone E. Airewele

Department of Pediatrics, Texas Children's Hospital (Baylor College of Medicine)

Alfred Gest

Pediatrics-Newborn, Texas Children's Hospital (Baylor College of Medicine)

Heather Machen

Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

Belinda Reininger

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Oliver Bogler  

Department of Neurosurgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Kathleen Schmeler

Department of Gynecologic Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Gregory Gamula

Electrical Engineering, University of Malawi - The Polytechnic

Theresa Mkandawire

Civil Engineering, University of Malawi - The Polytechnic

Susan Fisher-Hoch

School of Public Health, University of Texas School of Public Health

Joseph B. McCormick 

School of Public Health, University of Texas School of Public Health

Justin Denney

Department of Sociology, Washington State University

Our Institute Faculty Members  

Rice360 Institute of Global Health Technologies faculty members share our mission to address global health challenges, through innovative research & education programs. How are faculty members serve: 

  • Connect with the Rice360 international network of global health & development collaborators for clinical & public health research and education initiatives

  • Collaborate on proposals, with Rice360 providing expertise on & connections for research & program implementation in sub-Saharan Africa & Brazil

  • Enhance courses with guest lectures, from the Rice 360° network of experts, on global health technology, inclusive design, & structural factors that impact health ​​

What is our international footprint?

With local collaborators across sub-Saharan Africa and in Brazil, as well as an office in Blantyre, Malawi and staff based in Kenya, Tanzania and Nigeria, Rice360 has a well-established international network of university, clinical, NGO and government partners that Rice360 institute faculty members can connect with for multi-disciplinary research and education initiatives.

How do we help faculty advance their international work?

Rice 360° offers guidance for implementation of clinical research and multi-country education programs in low-resource settings, along with connection to engineering and medical institutions in Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria and Brazil.  Rice360 can, when accounted for in collaborative proposals, provide administrative assistance with:

  • In-country/local research and administrative staffing

  • Protocol submission and approvals (Rice & partner site IRBs)

  • Graduate student/Post-doc field research placements

For more information, contact:

Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum

Rice360 Co-Director

rkortum@rice.edu

Dr. Maria Oden

Rice360 Co-Director

moden@rice.edu

Yvette Mirabal

Rice360 Executive Director

ymirabal@rice.edu