We are a diverse academic community dedicated to building global health equity. With the full weight and expertise of Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, we’re working collaboratively with our international partners to deliver equal opportunities for healthcare to the people of Mozambique, and beyond.

William Wertheim, MD
Dr. William Wertheim is the Interim Dean of Renaissance School of Medicine; previously he served as the Vice Dean for Graduate Medical Education. Dr Wertheim is a strong believer in the power and importance of Global Medical Education, the importance both of building partnerships and of teaching trainees in a global context. He provides overall support and guidance for the Center for Global Health Equity across the entire Stony Brook campus.
Todd Griffin, MD
Dr. Todd Griffin is the Chair of the Faculty Practice Plan, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Health. He is a champion for health equity in Mozambique. Dr. Griffin's leadership and vision provide the foundation for the Stony Brook Center for Global Health Equity.
Rolando Valenzuela, MD
Dr. Rolando Valenzuela, is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Stony Brook Medicine and is an International Emergency Medicine Specialist. He is also the Fellowship Director for International Emergency Medicine and supports Emergency Medicine capacity building in Maputo, Mozambique. 
Cesaltina Lorenzoni, MD
Dr. Cesaltina Lorenzoni is the Research and Pedagogical Director at Hospital Central de Maputo. Dr. Lorenzoni guides our bilateral collaboration across all departments at Hospital Central de Maputo.  
Elvira Luis, MD
Dr. Elvira Luis is the Head of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at Hospital Central de Maputo and a champion for improving Quality of Care for Women in Hospital Central de Maputo. 
Sibone Mocumbi, MD
Dr. Sibone Mocumbi with the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane and the Residency Director for Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hospital Central de Maputo. He is committed to promoting evidence-based medicine and training the next generation of Women’s Health specialists for Mozambique.
Sierra Washington, MD

Dr. Sierra Washington has been our Director of Global Health since July 2020. Her role is to provide on-the-ground direction in Mozambique—from identifying and cultivating key clinical areas for research and collaboration, to developing administrative infrastructure that can run the program. As a fearless leader, she has dedicated her career to the world’s underserved populations. Learn more > 

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