The activities conducted under the auspices of the Africa Initiative are spearheaded by a faculty member steering committee composed of members representing areas, interests, and perspectives from across campus.

Steering Committee Members

John Bartlett, MD (Co-Chair) Professor, Medicine and Global Health; Co-Director, The Center for AIDS Research; Associate Director for Research, Duke Global Health Institute

Charlie Piot, PhD (Co-Chair) Professor, Cultural Anthropology, African & African American Studies and Women’s Studies

Karin Shapiro, PhD (Co-Chair), Professor, African & African American Studies, History

Fred Boadu, PhD Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering

Tewodros Godebo, PhD Visiting Scholar, Nicholas School of the Environment,

J. Lorand Matory, PhD Lawrence Richardson Professor, Cultural Anthropology and African & African American Studies; Director, Center for African and African American Research

Stephen Smith, PhD Professor of the Practice, Department of African & African American Studies

David Toole, PhD Senior Director of Research & New Initiatives, The Divinity School; Adjunct Associate Professor, Duke Global Health Institute

Erika Weinthal, PhD Professor of Environmental Policy, Nicholas School of the Environment

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