Meet the Team

David Addiss, MD, MPH


David is a public health doctor whose meandering career has involved migrant health, mountain medicine, neglected tropical diseases, research, philanthropy, and global health. An opportunity to study public health at Johns Hopkins University rescued him from a decadent life as a climbing bum in Yosemite. 

“I am absolutely delighted to be working with such amazing people, breaking new ground, and navigating the rich, creative waters of compassion, ethics, and global health.”  

Ashley Graham, MJ, PhD Candidate

Senior Global Health Ethics & Compassion Fellow

Ashley is a medical anthropologist interested in ethics, global health policy, and infectious disease. She loves living in Atlanta, trying different foods around the world, writing, and doing anything outside.

“I met David at a conference on ethics in global health and three weeks later I started working with FACE. The program really is that special.”

Sedem Adiabu, MPH Candidate

Student Intern

Sedem is a Global Health student, studying Community Health and Development at Emory University. Her interest in Compassion and Ethics emerged from a desire to connect the interactions among public health practitioners and the needs of the community serviced. She enjoys enriching conversations and meeting new people. When she’s not in the library, you can find her creating African inspired accessories, traveling or cooking. 

“I believe the purpose of global health is concerned with relieving suffering and bringing joy; at that intersection lies compassion.”

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