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GEH LAB Advisory board

HM.Alimin Maidin, MD., MPH 

Prof. Alimin is the Director of the Universitas Hasanuddin (UNHAS) Hospital located in Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. He has been a consultant for multiple national and international organizations including the World Health Organization, World Bank, and UNICEF.  He has devoted his life's work to protecting and promoting public health for over 30 years.  He is one of the most influential medical doctors as well as public health practitioners in Eastern Indonesia. He received his MPH from the University of Michigan.  When Prof. Alimin was the Dean of the Faculty of Public Health at UNHAS, he was passionate about making the school more internationalized and research active than ever.  His collaboration with Dr. Shibata on educational and research projects assisted in achieving an A-rank accreditation for the school.  He is a co-authors of four international peer-reviewed articles about environmental health issues and concerns in Eastern Indonesia with a GEH research team.  

Wendy Bostwick, Ph.D., MPH.  


Dr. Bostwick is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).  Her research areas include sexual orientation and health, mental health and health disparities.  She has conducted extensive research on the health effects of stigma and discrimination and women’s health.Dr. Bostwick received her Masters and PhD in Community Health Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan’s Substance Abuse Research Center. She has worked in and with the LGBT community for nearly 20 years and has experience on non-profit boards, multi-sector collaboration, and organizational development.

Jennifer Gray, Ph.D., MPP


Dr. Gray is an Associate Professor of the Public Health Program at Northern Illinois University, College of Health and Human Sciences.  She has worked with vulnerable populations and has expertise in work stress and end-of-life services challenges as well as health promotion behaviors and access to health services for persons with disabilities.  Dr. Gray earned her PhD from the Division of Community Health Sciences of the UIC School of Public Health with a concentration in Gerontology. She holds a master's in public policy from the University of Chicago. While working on her doctorate, she was a predoctoral fellow in the Gerontological Public Health Training Program at IHRP.

Herto Dwi Ariesyady, Ph.D. ST, MT.

Dr. Herto is a Senior Lecturer of the Environmental Engineering Department, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) localed in Bundung, Indonesia.  He also serves as the Director of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology Laboratory at ITB.  He received a scholarship from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology during pursuing his Ph.D. from Hokkaido University, Japan.   He also received several international training supported by United Nation Development Programme and UNESCO-IHE.  He is passionate about teaching and advising student research.     

Rachmadhi Purwana, Ph.D.

Dr. Purwana is the Director of the Post Graduate Program in Universitas Respati Indonesia, Jakarta. He has a Ph.D. in Public Health from the University of Indonesia, a Certificate of Resident Study in Public Health from the University of Hawaii, Honolulu USA, a Sarjana Kesehatan Masyarakat (SKM, equivalent to Master of Public Health) from the University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia, and Medical Doctor accreditation from the University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia. Dr. Purwana is currently a member of the Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) and the Indonesian Public Health Association (IAKMI). He is the co-author of ten peer reviewed articles about environmental health and safety issues in Indonesia.

Helena Solo-Gabriele, Ph.D., P.E.  


Dr. Solo-Gabriele has over 20 years of experience in the fields of engineering and public health.  Her multi-disciplinary work includes a diverse range of research and industry projects in both academic and non-academic institutions.  She brings experience in research, education and administration as well as international experience in resource limited settings.    Dr. Solo-Gabriele currently serves as the Associate Dean for Research and a Professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural, & Environmental Engineering College of Engineering, at University of Miami.  Her research focuses on the relationships between the environment and health including contaminant fate and transport, microbial contaminants in the environment and their transmission pathways, oceans and human health and environmental and human health impacts of heavy metals including those from pressure treated wood.  She has conducted collaborative research with Executive Director and co-founder Dr. Tomoyuki Shibata and is passionate about mission of GEH LAB.