Faculty and Staff

  • Kelly Beckwith

    Assistant Director of Academic Programs, GCH

    Ms. Kelly Beckwith is the Assistant Director of Academic Programs for the Department of Global and Community Health. Beckwith is passionate about making sure all graduate students have an excellent experience from their time as a prospective student through (and beyond) graduation. Before coming to Mason, Beckwith was a public health practitioner in the field of school health.
  • Michael Bloom

    Associate Professor, Public Health

    Dr. Bloom is an Associate Professor in the Department of Global and Community Health at George Mason University. Bloom’s research focuses on the intersection of environmental pollutants and human health in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Assistant Professor, Public Health

    Helen Chin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global and Community Health. Her research interests are centered around investigating factors that adversely affect the reproductive health of women and girls, as well as their offspring. Her current focus is studying how endocrine disrupting exposures affect ovarian development and function. 
  • Academic Program Coordinator, Public Health

    Isaac Chomitz is an Academic Program Coordinator in the Department of Global and Community Health. Chomitz is focused on advancing the PhD program and providing graduate students the resources they need to become leaders in public health science. Prior to coming to Mason, he worked in private and state laboratories as a microbiologist and molecular biologist.
  • Adjunct Faculty, Public Health

  • Professor and Department Chair, Public Health

    Dr. Carolyn Drews-Botsch is Professor and Chair of Global and Community Health in the School of Health and Human Services.  Her research has focused on the epidemiology of pediatric conditions and the factors, particularly in the perinatal period, that contribute to their etiology.  Specifically, her work seeks to understand these conditions, and carefully apply modern epidemiologic methods to studies of these conditions.  Her research program has included work in a variety of related fields including congenital cataracts, fetal growth restriction – particularly in relationship to placental development, intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders.  
  • Lila Fleming

    Term Assistant Professor, Public Health

    Lila C. Fleming, PhD, CHES, is a global health epidemiologist and certified health education specialist. Her research examines bullying among middle school students, adolescent risk behaviors, maternal and child health, and access to health in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Fleming teaches global health, applied health statistics, and public health research methods courses at Mason. University Service Undergraduate Program Advisory Committee(UPAC), Department of Global and Community Health, 2016–present
  • Brian Gillette in a Mason green shirt

    Director, Student Success, Department of Global and Community Health, Public Health

    Brian Gillette is the Director of Student Success for the Department of Global and Community Health.
  • Kenneth Griffin

    Professor, Public Health

    Dr. Griffin is a Professor in the Department of Global & Community Health at George Mason University. His research focuses on health risk behaviors such as substance use and abuse (including prescription drugs and opioids), violence and aggression (including bullying and sexual violence) and related behaviors among children, adolescents, and young adults.
  • Jhumka Gupta

    Associate Professor, Public Health

    Jhumka Gupta, ScD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Global and Community Health within the College of Health and Human Services. Her research program applies a social epidemiology framework towards advancing the science of gender-based violence against women and girls (e.g. intimate partner violence, sex trafficking).