Leadership


Katharyne Mitchell

Dean, Social Sciences

Bryan Gaensler

Dean, Physical & Biological Sciences

Grant Hartzog

Co-Director, Global & Community Health; Professor, MCD Biology

Matt Sparke

Co-Director, Global & Community Health; Professor, Politics

“One of the many things I love about this program is that it brings all of the insights of the social sciences together in examining the social determinants of health. But more than this, it also brings those same insights into the policy-making challenges of realizing health for all, both locally and globally.”

– Dean Mitchell

The Global and Community Health program is essential for developing leaders who can examine major health concerns while also contributing to a more equitable and informed society.

– Dean Gaensler

“We seek to train the next generation of health leaders. Our core belief, embodied in this program, is that these individuals will need interdisciplinary training in both the natural and social sciences.”

– Grant Hartzog

 “Global and Community Health builds on path-breaking UCSC research, expanding community connections, and inspiring student commitments to social justice to support the realization of health rights, health justice and improved health outcomes for all in the world at large.”

– Matt Sparke

Staff

Jeyson Aldana

  • Pronouns
    • he, him, his, his, himself
  • Title
    • Global & Community Health BA Advisor
  • Department
    • Global & Community Health
  • Phone
    • (831) 459-3727 (Office)
  • Campus Email
  • Office Location
    • Social Sciences 1, 117A
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Heather Gardner

  • Pronouns
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  • Title
    • Managing Director, Global and Community Health Program
  • Department
    • Social Sciences Division
  • Phone
    • (831) 459-3850
  • Campus Email
  • Office Location
    • Social Sciences 1, Suite 117
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Leanna M Gervais

  • Pronouns
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  • Title
    • MCD Undergraduate Program Manager and Lead Adviser
  • Department
    • Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology Department
  • Campus Email
  • Office Location
    • Thimann Laboratories, 305
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Beth Ann Magyar

  • Pronouns
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  • Title
    • Internship Coordinator
  • Department
    • Global & Community Health
  • Campus Email
  • Office Location
    • Social Sciences 1, 117-B
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Mariah Peralta

  • Pronouns
    • she, her, her, hers, herself
  • Title
    • Undergraduate Advisor
  • Department
    • Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology Department
  • Campus Email
  • Office Location
    • Thimann Laboratories, Office 389
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