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Carl Lawson, PhD, MPH, MA

RFUMS Director of Interprofessional Global Health; Assistant Professor

Dr. Carl Lawson serves as the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS) Director of Interprofessional Global Health. Dr. Lawson applies his deep and varied global health background, developed within a diverse array of professional and cultural contexts, to strengthen RFUMS global health educational programs. He is responsible for the development of new programs, ensuring student safety, and the continued development of a robust interprofessional global health curriculum.

Dr. Lawson worked more than eight years with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's (CDC) Division of Global Migration & Quarantine and the CDC's Center for Global Health. At CDC he worked to detect and respond to international infectious disease threats and led operational management of global health programs in Egypt, India, Guatemala and Kenya. His epidemiological research has been published in medical peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Lawson earned his BS in Biology and Anthropology from the University of Michigan, his Master of Public Health in International Health & Development from the Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, a Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of Kent - Brussels School of International Relations in Belgium, and a PhD in Peace & Conflict Studies from the United Nations University for Peace in Costa Rica.