Schools of Medicine and Nursing Faculty
Carol Etherington (email)
Associate Director of Community Health Initiatives, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health; Assistant Professor of Nursing, Vanderbilt University Center for Health, Medicine, and Society.(M.S.N., Vanderbilt University; B.S., Catherine Spalding College.) Past President, USA Board of Doctors Without Borders.
Elizabeth Heitman (email)
Associate Professor of Medicine; Associate Professor of Religious Studies; Associate Professor of Anesthesiology(Ph.D., Rice University, 1988; B.A., Rice University, 1979). Immigrant Communities; Medical Ethics in Latin America.
Peter R. Martin (email)
Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology; Director, Addiction Center; Director, Division of Addiction Medicine; Director, Institute for Coffee Studies, Medical School (M.D., McGill, M.Sc, Toronto).
Linda D. Norman (email)
Professor of Nursing; Senior Associate Dean for Academics, School of Nursing (D.S.N., University of Alabama, Birmingham; M.S.N., University of Virginia; B.S.N., University of Virginia.) Developing intercultural competence in a multicultural healthcare workforce.
Cynthia Paschal (email)
Associate Dean, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Services; Vanderbilt University School of Engineering (Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University). MRI techniques; service-learning courses in Guatemala.
Gina M. Perez (email)
Research Projects Manager, Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR), Vanderbilt University Medical Center. (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; B.S., Middle Tennessee State University). Current interests: Immigrant community in health care and clinical research, from Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern European populations.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Neonatology, Vanderbilt Medical School (MD – School of Medicine, Bogotá, Colombia, Juan N. Corpas). Global health research. Helped organize the first randomized, controlled multi-center studies aimed at improving the care of sick newborns in Colombia.
Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine and Deputy Director of the Institute for Global Health.
Sten Vermund (email)
Director, VU Institute for Global Health; Amos Christie Chair in Global Health; Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Medicine. Medical School (M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Ph.D., Columbia University). As director of the Institute for Global Health, Vermund’s work will go beyond the Medical Center as he leads trans-institutional effort to address international health concerns. He will do collaborative research, teaching and service activities in the developing world, expanding opportunities for everyone in the Vanderbilt-Meharry community who cares about diseases of poverty, tropical climes and health disparities.
Peter F. Wright (email)
Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics; Professor of Microbiology and Immunology; Professor of Pathology; Director, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Department of Pediatrics (M.D., Harvard; Post Graduate training: Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Boston Patient Care). Emphasis: Viral and bacterial infections, new vaccines, pediatric HIV infections, international medicine and immunodeficiency status. AIDS research in Haiti; Co-principal investigator of the Vanderbilt HIV Vaccine Program
Ellen Wright Clayton (email)
Professor of Pediatrics; Rosalind E. Franklin Professor of Genetics and Health Policy; Professor of Law;
Director, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society. (M.D. Harvard; J.D. Yale). Ten percent of her research is devoted to Latin America.