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Emily Mendenhall, PhD, MPH

Emily is a medical anthropologist and Assistant Professor of Global Health at the Edmund A. Wash School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.  She is the founder of the Global Health Narratives Project and lead editor of Global Health Narratives, Environmental Health Narratives, and Community Health Narratives.  She also conducts research, teaches, and promotes understanding about why poverty makes you sick.  

Contact: em1061@georgetown.edu 


Adam Koon, PhD, MPH

Adam is a health policy specialist who works on USAID's Health Finance and Governance Project with Abt Associates.  He is the co-editor of Environmental Health Narratives and contributed multiple stories to the series.  He also conducts research on the politics of health finance in Kenya. 

Kathy Wollner, MD

Kathy is a primary care physician and deeply committed to improving health inequalities through her practice.  During medical school she initiated the first full scale piloting of Global Health Narratives with a program called United Health Force in Chicago, Illinois.  She also serves as co-editor of Community Health Narratives and contributed multiple chapters.  She has been a project leader in curriculum design.  



Hannah has been drawing small pictures all of her life.  She studied studio art at Bard College and runs a music-licensing company (Ghost Town, Inc) with her husband.  She illustrated all three books.