Meet the Department of Global Health's Undergraduate Programs Team!

  • Faculty Director, Todd Faubion
  • Program Manager and Adviser, Jessica Harkhani

Todd Faubion

Todd Faubion

Todd Faubion has a long history with the undergraduate program in the Department of Global Health. While completing his doctorate, starting in 2010 he was the first undergraduate academic adviser in the Department, a job that involved launching the undergraduate minor and supporting the development of the Department’s core course, Global Health 101. Since then, he has taught Global Health 101 many times, overseen its expansion to high schools in Washington through the UW in the High School program, worked with the School of Public Health to globalize the school’s entire curriculum, and assumed the role of Faculty Director for Undergraduate Programs in the Department. Todd is especially interested in HIV/AIDS, immunization, health communication, and health equity.

Jessica Harkhani

Jessica Harkhani

Jessica joined the Department of Global Health in early 2013, and has thoroughly enjoyed her time at the University of Washington. Her role as a Program Manager includes advising for the Global Health Minor and coordinating an STD/HIV Research Course for post-graduates, trainees, and researchers. She enjoys being a part of the Department of Global Health family at UW, and is continually amazed by all of the great things that are accomplished here. Having seen within her own family the struggles that immigrants face when arriving to the U.S., Jessica looks forward to helping students understand the field of global health and connect with opportunities to bring the global vision back home to the U.S. Jessica completed her undergraduate degrees at the University of Maryland. Her passions include reading mystery novels, watching 'The Big Bang Theory,' cooking, baking, dancing, playing and watching sports, and supporting local sports teams (Go Hawks and Sounders!).