Roman Aydiko Ayele, MPH
Quality Improvement Advisor
Roman Aydiko Ayele is the Quality Improvement (QI) Advisor for UW-Madison Global Health Institute, where she serves as an advisor for the Ethiopia twinning project that cooperatively confronts the emergency medical service crisis in Ethiopia. Roman has a background in Biology & Women’s Studies and earned her Masters in Public Health and Graduate Global Health Certificate from the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. Her previous global health experience includes project Planning and Evaluation of a Triage system in Ethiopia, Evaluation of community based service for orphans and vulnerable children, quality improvement coaching and data analysis. Currently she leads the monitoring and documentation of various quality improvement projects and is involved with
FACES-a multi disciplinary global health initiative that fosters health and well-being for children and families.
Mollie Overby, BA
Mollie Overby graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BS in Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies and an African Studies Certificate in 2011. She has worked in Global Health at UW-Madison since 20 and her international experience includes work and study in Uganda, Ecuador, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. She was previously a service-learning fellow for the Morgridge Center for Public Service and assigned to the Center for Global Health where she assisted with service-learning courses. Mollie assists with the Sumak Muyo women’s group microenterprise in Ecuador and the student organization affiliated with it, co-leads a global health undergraduate field course in Mexico, and works with the Global Health and Disease course Ecuador section. Mollie also actively participates in the Village Health Project, a 501(c)3 student organization that partners with an organization in Uganda to improve nutrition and access to clean water. Mollie is also interested in health and access to healthcare for LGBTQ populations.
Sweta Shrestha, MPH
Education Programs Associate
Sweta Shrestha is the Education Programs Associate for the UW-Madison Global Health Institute, where she serves as an advisor and instructional specialist for both the graduate and undergraduate Certificates in Global Health and the associated field experiences. Ms Shrestha has a background in neurobiology and earned her Masters in Public Health and Graduate Global Health Certificate from the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. Her previous global health experience includes community based family planning in Uganda and health care services in her native Nepal. Currently she leads the global health field experience in Nepal and is engaged with a range of Global Health Institute initiatives including Quality Improvement and Orphans and Vulnerable Children.
Betsy Teigland, BSN
Betsy Teigland is the Programs Coordinator at the Global Health Institute. She is responsible for administering the Graduate and Capstone Certificate program, the Global Health Faculty and Staff Travel Award program, and the SMPH International Clerkships. She also oversees the planning and organizing of the Global Health Seminar Series and the annual Global Health Symposium. Betsy participated in a Study/Service semester program in southern India while earning a BS in Nursing from St. Olaf College. She and her husband also lived in Swaziland for a year where she participated in various volunteer activities. Currently, Betsy is very active with the Bhutanese refugee community here in Madison.
Global Health Fellow
Jason Vargo comes to the Global Health Institute from Atlanta. He is a fellow with GHI and the Center for Sustainability & the Global Environment in UW’s Nelson Institute working with Dr. Jonathan Patz on issues related to urbanization and health. Jason’s work has examined the influences of the built environment on healthy behaviors among residents in Bogotá, Colombia and the US. Most recently, he investigated the potential for urban planning and design to manage dangerous thermal exposures during extreme heat events.