New Leadership at the Centre for Global Health at the University of Oslo
The Centre for Global Health (CGH) has a new leadership team for 2020-2022 effective as of May 1st, 2020.
Professor Andrea S. Winkler has been the Director for CGH and Professor at the Department for Community Medicine and Global Health at the Institute of Health and Society, UiO since 2016. She is also the Co-director of the Center for Global Health at the Department of Neurology, Technical University of Munich. Professor Winkler has been granted a two years leave of absence from the position as Director of CGH to take a full position at the Technical University of Munich. She will, however, remain on the CGH team as Deputy Director in a 20% position to the newly appointed Director and as Co-chair of the Lancet One Health Commission, nested in the CGH.
CGH’s new Director, Dr. Jeanette H. Magnus is the former Head of the Institute of Health and Society, Faculty of Medicine, UiO and former Chair, current Adjunct Professor, Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, U.S.
Dr. Magnus earned both her MD and PhD from the University of Tromsø in Norway and worked with Tulane University in the U.S. for 12 years. She has been with UiO since 2011. Dr. Magnus has more than 140 publications in chronic diseases, minority health, social determinants of health and gender differences. She has a keen interest in academic capacity development in education and research globally. Dr. Magnus has extensive experience with coordination of projects that involve the development of capacity in education and research, including scientists and practitioners with different backgrounds. She has had grants with Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) and the Research Council of Norway. Dr. Magnus also administered the efforts related to: The Lancet University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health.
Current grants include: a NORAD NORHED project: Strategic and Collaborative Capacity Development in Ethiopia and Africa (SACCADE), a DIKU funded NORPART: Exceeding Learning through Strategic Mobility and Academic Partnership (Excel SMART), both with Jimma University and St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College in Ethiopia. Her special areas of interest and expertise includes women’s health, gender differences, maternal and child health issues, and minority health, global health and capacity development of leadership, education and research in higher education institutions.