Faculty global engagement

School of Nursing faculty are part of a global community of health researchers. They pursue research interests with international collaborators and in global locations. A general list of faculty global engagement is below.


Region of interest

Global teaching, research and practice

Brazil, Haiti
Global health informatics
Debra BartonChinaTraditional Chinese medicine for cancer care
Ghana, Ethiopia, Grenada
Ghana Emergency Medicine CollaborativeWorld Association for Disaster and Emergency MedicineEM-PACE from U-M’s Third Century Initiative with Aksum University in Ethiopia
Ghana, Ethiopia, Zambia
Reducing maternal mortality; women's rights; Global Feminism Project
Pacific Rim, Middle East, North Africa and Mexico
Developing master’s level nursing education in Mexico
Nurse migration, brain drain, health workforce capacity, urban homeless populations
Nadia CharaniaPakistan, EthiopiaInternational women's mental health
Patricia Coleman-BurnsGhana, Lesotho, Rwanda, IndiaCultural competence and health disparities
Lynae DarbesKenya, South Africa, NamibiaHIV prevention and treatment; couples research (heterosexual and MSM couples), pregnant women
Ivo DinovKorea, China, SpainData science and predictive analytics; health and biomedical informatics; computational neuroscience
Mexico, Ecuador, Indonesia
Epidemiology; health disparities; maternal mortality, rural health,
developing master’s level nursing education in Mexico
Community health; Faculty leader of NURS 456: Global Community Health Assessment in Oaxaca, Mexico 
Bonnie HagertyJordanMood disorders, stress and coping
Marcelline HarrisBrazilClinical informatics, telehealth, nursing health services research
Erin KahleSouth Africa, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda
Global health, health disparities, HIV prevention and management
Jody LoriGhana, Liberia, Zambia, EthiopiaSkilled birth attendance, community-based interventions, human rights, neonatal mortality
Netherlands; Honduras; Turkey
Comparative health systems, safe motherhood, childbirth practices in developing countries, PTSD and psychological effects of childbirth, pelvic floor dysfunction post-childbirth; Midwifery clinical immersions in Honduras and the Netherlands
Taiwan; Thailand
Occupational health
Democratic Republic of Congo
Gender-based violence, GBV in conflict settings
Ghana, Ethiopia, Zambia
Global health; vulnerable populations; gender-based violence; MHealth
Sub-Saharan Africa
HIV; mental health; sexual reproductive health among youth
Kathryn NelsonMongolia, NicaraguaPediatric nursing

Leslie Nestro

MexicoFaculty leader of HS 300: Spanish Language for Health Care Professionals in Oaxaca, Mexico
Robert Ploutz-SnyderInternational Space StationExperimental design and statistics analysis of data collected in support of NASA research on the effects of long-term space flight on humans
Botswana, Latino migrant workers, Native American communities
Community health videoconferencing with University of Botswana; community health field immersion in Northern Michigan
Chronic disease in developing countries, human resources in nursing, community-based interventions; PI for Strengthening NCD Research Capacity in Thailand
Marie-Anne Sanon RosembergHaitian immigrantsOccupational health
Japan, Italy, Ireland
Comparative health systems, immigrant health, mental health, depression, transcultural psychiatry, gender-based violence
Ghana, Ecuador, Haiti, India
Faculty co-lead undergraduate immersion program in India; global videoconferencing in undergraduate curriculum; Community health nursing in Haiti, India and Botswana.
Laura SaslowThailandType 2 diabetes 
Australia/Oceana, United Kingdom; Cyprus
Post-traumatic stress disorder during pregnancy and the postpartum period
Ellen Lavoie SmithThailandCancer symptoms research; team science and research methods; Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy
 South Africa, Namibia, Ethiopia, India
HIV; sexuality and sexual health; violence; maternal health in resource poor countries
Brazil, Burma (Myanmar), Thailand
Substance abuse; mental health; Global Reach Brazil Platform; President-Elect for International Nurses Society on Addictions
Sub-Saharan Africa, Canada, Australia
Effectiveness and implementation science; aging populations; translation science
James Yang Statistics; bioinformatics
Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan, Liberia
Midwifery training for traditional birth attendants in South Sudan; Master’s level clinical midwifery immersion in Uganda