The Lancet-SIGHT Commissioners

Commission Lancet-SIGHT

Tarja Halonen

Commission Chair

Former President of Finland; Member, UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation; Alternate Co-Chair, High-Level Steering Group for Every Woman Every Child

Zulfiqar A. Bhutta

Commission Co-Chair

Founding Director of the Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University; Co-Director, SickKids Centre for Global Child Health, Toronto, ON, Canada; Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences & Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Peter Friberg

Commission Co-Chair

Co-Founder and Director, Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation, Stockholm, Sweden; Professor, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

Catherine Kyobutungi

Commission Co-Chair

Executive Director, African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya

Neil Arya

Commissioner

Fellow, International Migration Research Centre and Balsillie School for International Affairs at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, Canada; Former Vice President, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

Maryam Bigdeli

Commissioner

WHO Representative, World Health Organization, Rabat, Morocco; Core Group Member, Health Systems Governance Collaborative

Sara Causevic

Next Generation Commissioner

Research Assistant, Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation, Stockholm, Sweden; Doctoral Student, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Carolyn Chisadza

Commissioner

Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

Senait Fisseha

Commissioner

Director of Global Programs, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, Omaha, NE, USA; Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Siri Gloppen

Commissioner

Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway; Senior Researcher, Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) and Director of LawTransfrom, the CMI-UiB Centre on Law & Social Transformation, Bergen, Norway

Debarati Guha-Sapir

Commissioner

Director, Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters, Brussels, Belgium; Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Steven J. Hoffman

Commissioner

Director of the Global Strategy Lab and Professor of Global Health, Law, and Political Science York University, Toronto, ON, Canada; Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Population & Public Health, Toronto, ON, Canada

Ramya Kumar

Commissioner

Lecturer, Department of Community and Family Medicine, University of Jaffna, Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Ana Langer

Commissioner

Professor of the Practice of Public Health and Director of the Women and Health Initiative and Maternal Health Task Force, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA

Minna Lyytikäinen

Next Generation Commissioner

Doctoral Student, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Ben Oppenheim

Commissioner

Senior Non-Resident Fellow, Center on International Cooperation, New York University, New York, NY, USA

Ole Petter Ottersen

Commissioner

President, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Valerie Percival

Commissioner

Associate Professor, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Geeta Rao Gupta

Commissioner

 Senior Advisor, 3D Program for Girls and Women; Senior Advisor, Co-Impact; Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation, Washington, DC, USA

Sigrún Rawet

Commissioner

Deputy Director, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Elena Varavikova

Commissioner

Leading Researcher, Federal Research Institute for Health Organization and Informatics, Moscow, Russia

Jeanette Vega

Commissioner

Chief Medical and Innovation Officer, Red de Salud UC-Christus, Santiago de Chile, Chile

Gavin Yamey

Commissioner

Director, Duke Center for Policy Impact in Global Health and Professor of the Practice of Global Health and Public Policy, Duke Global Health Institute, Durham, NC, USA

Fanghui Zhao

Commissioner

Director, Department of Cancer Epidemiology, National Cancer Center/National Clinical Research Center for Cancer/ Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China