Union Courses

Faculty Profiles

Tuberculosis and Lung Health

Dr. Alberto Mendoza

Alberto Mendoza is an Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine physician and master in Clinical Epidemiology by the Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in Peru.

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Dr. Alberto Piubello

Dr. Alberto Piubello is the coordinator of the Multi-Drug Resistant TB Department of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and has 27 years of experience in Public Health.

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Dr Alberto Roggi

Dr Alberto Roggi has worked in clinical tuberculosis (TB) in Italy and in programmatic TB as technical assistant of National Tuberculosis Programme (NTP) of Burkina Faso.

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Dr Chen-Yuan Chiang

Dr Chen-Yuan Chiang is a clinician, specialised in respiratory and critical care medicine, with a Master of Public Health and Dr Philos.

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Dr Nunurai Ruswa

Dr Nunurai Ruswa is physician who has been working in high TB and HIV burden settings for the past 16 years.

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Dr E. Jane Carter

Dr E. Jane Carter is both an Associate Professor of Medicine at Brown University (USA) and Director of the Brown Kenya Medical Exchange Programme at Moi University (Kenya).

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Dr Einar Heldal

Dr Einar Heldal is an independent TB consultant. He has extensive international experience in TB programme support and reviews, and has worked with WHO and many non-governmental organisations.

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Dr Fernando Lin

Dr Fernando Lin obtained his M.D. degree from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina and was trained in Taiwan as a clinician focused on Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

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Dr Ignacio Monedero

Dr Ignacio Monedero is a medical doctor specialised in family and community medicine with more than 13 years of clinical practice.

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Dr Jose A Caminero

Dr Jose A Caminero has been working as a Chest Physician in the University Hospital, in Las Palmas, Spain, from 1986 until the present.

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Dr Kobto Ghislain Koura

Dr Kobto Ghislain Koura is a medical epidemiologist.

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Dr C. Patricia Macias

Dr C. Patricia Macias has worked for The Union since 2014 as a faculty member for several Union TB courses.

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Dr Riitta Dlodlo

Dr Riitta Dlodlo has worked in both clinical and programmatic tuberculosis (TB), TB-HIV and related fields and overall health services management for over 25 years in Zimbabwe and several sub-Saharan African countries.

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Dr Rodolfo Romero

Dr Rodolfo Romero has worked in both clinical and programmatic tuberculosis (TB), TB-HIV and related fields and overall health services management for over 22 years in South Africa.

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Dr Tafadzwa Priscilla Sibanda

Dr Tafadzwa Priscilla Sibanda is a Public Health Specialist with a decade of experience in the health sector in Zimbabwe.

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Dr Valerie Robertson

Dr Valerie Robertson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology at the University of Zimbabwe.

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Dr Valerie Schwoebel

Dr Valérie Schwœbel has been a medical professional for over 30 years, specialising in data surveillance and epidemiology with a specific interest in TB.

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IMDP Courses

Bartholomew J. Timm

Bartholomew J. Timm is the IMDP facilitator for our course on Power and Influence, Networking and Partnerships.

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Dr Irina Berezhnova

Dr Irina Berezhnova is a physician and public health professional with two decades of experience at regional and country levels.

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Elizabeth Pierre

Elizabeth Pierre is a Training and Education Program Officer at ICAP at Columbia University, supporting Global Health research fellowships and programmes.

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Frank Colella

Frank Colella is an attorney at law with a legal practice located in New York City.

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Gayatri Sriram

Gayatri Sriram, MBA, is a certified coach and people development consultant to organisations since 2002, predominantly in the areas of leadership development, organisational growth and self-development.

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Prof. Gihan ELNahas

Prof. Gihan ELNahas is an independent international member of faculty focusing on programme management.

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Dr Miranda Brouwer

Dr Miranda Brouwer is a public health medical doctor with over 20 years experience in clinical medicine and public health.

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Dr Oriol Ramis

Dr Oriol Ramis is a Medical Doctor specialising in public health and in organisational consultancy.

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Ron Wehrens

Ron Wehrens is a pharmacist from The Netherlands. From 1993 until 1997, he lived and worked in Zambia, training pharmacy technologists at Evelyn Hone College, Lusaka.

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Salil Kumar

Salil Kumar is a Finance and Accounting Professional with over 30 years of experience. He is a facilitator for our IMDP course on Budget and Finance for Non-Profits.

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Vinay Chopra

Vinay Chopra is a Finance and Accounting Professional with 39 years of experiences.

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Viswanath Gopalakrishnan

Viswanath Gopalakrishnan is the Founder and Director of Organisations & Alternatives.

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