Uniting for Health Innovation's Technical Advisory Group

Members of UfHI’s Technical Advisory Group (TAG) are distinguished and highly recognized in their area of expertise public health scientists, researchers, and executives who have worked for decades across the Americas. These nine experts advise and collaborate with our Programs team and partners to ensure that what we deliver evidence-based solutions that align with the needs and expectations of the region. TAG members also ensure that we are employing models that are useful, relevant, and consistently demonstrate impact.


Tim Ford, PhD
Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Amherst, MA


Rita Colwell, PhD
Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health 
College Park, MD


Committee Members

Paul Brandt-Rauf, ScD, MD, DrPH
Distinguished University Professor and the Inaugural Dean of the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA 

Peggy Honoré, DHA
AmeriHealth Caritas-General Russel Honoré Endowed Professor, Health Sciences School of Public Health and School of Medicine, Louisiana State University
New Orleans, LA 

Phyllis Nsiah-Kumi, MD
Section Chief of Women’s Health, Women Veterans Health Care Services, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
Cleveland, OH

Alberto Paganelli, MD
Health Business Liasion Director, CAEMe
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Thomas Prohaska, PhD
Dean, College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University
Fairfax, VA

Tiaji Salaam-Blyther
Specialist in Global Health, Congressional Research Service
Washington, DC

Hector Valle Mesto
Vice President, FunSalud (Mexican Health Foundation)
President, the Wellness Foundation Mexico
Founding Partner, INNOVASALUD
Mexcio City, Mexico