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Meet the Global Health Program Staff and Faculty


 For academic advising information please visit:

  • Dr. Thomas Csordas (he/him/his)

    Dr. Thomas Csordas (he/him/his)

    Global Health Program Director

    Distinguished Professor of Anthropology

    Contact: ghp-director@ucsd.edu

  • Brittany Wright, M.Ed. (she/her/hers)

    Brittany Wright, M.Ed. (she/her/hers)

    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

  • Erin Warren (she/her/hers)

    Erin Warren (she/her/hers)

    Lead 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

  • Sage Brand, M.A., MSW (they/them/theirs)

    Sage Brand, M.A., MSW (they/them/theirs)

    Undergraduate Advisor 

    Sage graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Global Health. They received their Master of Arts in Global Health also from UC San Diego. They also received their Master of Social Work from UCLA.

    Contact: ghpadvising@ucsd.edu

    Academic Advising Hours

  • Alexis Burnstan (she/her/hers)

    Alexis Burnstan (she/her/hers)

    Undergraduate Advisor 

    Alexis graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Global Health. She previously coordinated for the Global Health Institute and worked on global mental health research projects at UC San Diego.  

    Contact: ghpadvising@ucsd.edu

    Academic Advising Hours

  • Seth D. Hannah (he/him/his)

    Seth D. Hannah (he/him/his)

    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 (she/her/hers)

    Olga L. Olivas Hernández (she/her/hers)

    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. 

  • Courtney Nunez (she/her/hers)

    Courtney Nunez (she/her/hers)

    Anthropology Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

    Courtney Nunez graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a BA in Anthropology. She received her Master of Arts in Cultural Studies from Claremont Graduate University and recently completed her Master of Business Administration at UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management.

Office Location:

*The GHP Office is operating virtually until further notice due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Global Health Program Advising Office is located in the Social Science Building (near the Supercomputer Center and RIMAC). We're on the 1st floor in SSB 108.

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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