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Meet the Global Health Program Staff and Faculty


 For academic advising information please visit:

  • Dr. Thomas Csordas

    Dr. Thomas Csordas

    Global Health Program Director

    Distinguished Professor of Anthropology

    Contact: ghp-director@ucsd.edu

  • Rachel Brand, M.A.

    Rachel Brand, M.A.

    Undergraduate Advisor 

    Rachel graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Global Health. She received her Master of Arts in Global Health also from UC San Diego. She is a current candidate for the MSW progam at UCLA.

    Contact: ghpadvising@ucsd.edu

    Academic Advising Hours

  • Erin Warren

    Erin Warren

    Undergraduate Advisor

    Erin graduated with a BA in Communication Studies from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She previously worked in undergraduate advising for UC Berkeley's College of Letters and Science.

    Contact: ghpadvising@ucsd.edu

    Academic Advising Hours

  • Brittany Wright, M.Ed.

    Brittany Wright, M.Ed.

    Graduate Advisor & Program Coordinator

    Brittany graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Psychology and a Sociology minor. She received her Masters in Education specializing in Counseling and Guidance from Point Loma Nazarene University.  

    Contact: ma-globalhealth@ucsd.edu

    Academic Advising Hours

  • Seth D. Hannah

    Seth D. Hannah

    PhD in Sociology, Harvard University, Academic Coordinator for the Master of Arts in Global Health Program

    Dr. Seth D. Hannah is a sociologist specializing in how race, ethnicity, and culture shapes the delivery of healthcare. Dr. Hannah earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2011 after completing a predoctoral training program in Inequality and Social Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and another in Culture and Mental Health Services from Harvard Medical School. He is currently studying the dynamics of medical interpreting in community health settings, the different ways diversity impacts health care in the United States, Switzerland, and Canada, and the experiences of fatherhood among formerly incarcerated African American men.

  • Olga L. Olivas Hernández

    Olga L. Olivas Hernández

    PhD in Social Sciences, CIESAS Occidente Mexico, Coordinator for Hispanic/Latinx/Chicanx Affairs

    Dr. Olga L. Olivas Hernández is an anthropologist with a particular research expertise in the US-Mexico border region, some of the themes she has explored are new spiritualities, mental health and migration, substance use/abuse, treatment, and healing systems in cultural context. She has a Ph.D. in Social Sciences with an emphasis in Social Anthropology from CIESAS Occidente, Mexico. Recent research projects include: Embodiment and Subjectivity in Religious Treatments for drug abuse; Life trajectories and substance abuse among Mexican Migrants in the U.S.-Mexico Border; and Cultural Perceptions of Emotional Wellbeing and Patterns of Help-Seeking in Tijuana, Mexico. Currently, she is researching Health and Migration Trajectories among asylum seekers stranded in mobility in Northern Mexico. 

  • Nancy Lee

    Management Services Officer

    Contact: nlee@ucsd.edu

    (858) 534-0108    

Office Location:

The Global Health Program Advising Office is located in Eleanor Roosevelt College in the Social Science Building (near the Supercomputer Center and RIMAC).

We're on the 2nd floor in the Anthropology Administration Office (near the Supercomputer Center and RIMAC)

Nearby Parking:

Mailing Address:

University of California San Diego
Global Health Program
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0532
La Jolla, CA 92093-0532


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