Team

WHO WE ARE

Principal Investigators

Maureen Lichtveld, MD, MPH
Lead PI, Research Training Project (U2R)
Dean, Graduate School of Public Health
Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health
Jonas Salk Chair in Population Health
University of Pittsburgh

Wilco Zijlmans, MD, PhD
Lead PI, Research Project (U01)
Senior Researcher, Foundation for Perinatal Interventions and Research in Suriname (PeriSur)
Head, Discipline of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Anton de Kom University of Suriname
Pediatrician and Co-Founder, KidsClinic, Department of Pediatrics, Diakonessenhuis Hospital, Paramaribo, Suriname

Dennis Mans, PhD
Professor, Pharmacology
Faculty of Medical Sciences, Anton de Kom University of Suriname

Co-Investigators

Hannah Covert, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine

Stacy Drury, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry, and Vice Chair of Research, Pediatrics
Tulane University School of Medicine

Ashna Hindori-Mohangoo, PhD
Principal Investigator
Foundation for Perinatal Interventions and Research in Suriname (PeriSur)

Arti Shankar, PhD
Professor, Biostatistics and Data Science
Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine

Paul Ouboter, PhD
Managing Director
Institute for Neotropical Wildlife and Environmental Studies (NeoWild)

Firoz Abdoel Wahid, MD, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Health Sciences
UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellow
Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine

Jeffrey Wickliffe, PhD
Professor and Chair, Environmental Health Sciences University of Alabama Birmingham

Research and Administrative Staff

Anisma Gokoel, MSc
Study Coordinator, Scientific Research Center Suriname
Academic Hospital Paramaribo
UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellow 2021-22

Lisa Paterson, MS
Sr. Grants Administrator, Environmental Health Sciences
Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine

Shellice Sairras, MSc
Data Manager, Scientific Research Center Suriname
Academic Hospital Paramaribo

PhD Students - Suriname

  • Gaitree Baldewsingh, MD
  • Anisma Gokoel, MSc
  • Aloysius Koendjbiharie, MD
  • Sheila Kort, MSc
  • Radha Ramjatan, MD, MSPH
  • Jimmy Roosblad, MSc
  • Shellice Sairras, MSc
  • Vinoj Sewberath Misser, MSPH
  • Arioene Vreedzaam, MS

Dissertation Committee Members

The following individuals serve as dissertation committee chairs or members, in addition to the PIs and Co-Is listed above.

Tiong Aw, PhD
Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine

John Codrington, PhD
Academic Hospital Paramaribo, Suriname

Emily Harville, PhD
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine

Lizheng Shi, PhD
Professor and Interim Chair, Health Policy and Management
Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine

Mark Wilson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine

Antoon Grünberg, MD, PhD
Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Suriname