William C. Cunningham


Sung Soo Chung
Associate Director


Michael Miller
Financial Officer


Rusti Sidel
Study Abroad Coordinator

Vraj Tripathi
Executive Assistant

Vraj Tripathi graduated from Lyman Briggs College at Michigan State University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Neuroscience. Tripathi joined The Institute for Global Health in April of 2016 and has been engaged in facilitating several international training programs and study abroad programs for medical students, nursing students and pre-health professionals at Michigan State University. Tripathi has completed the Medical Immersion Program at Korea University Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea as a student. Tripathi has been actively leading students annually during spring break to Merida, Mexico as part of an elective OST 590: Community Medicine and Mayan Culture in the Yucatan. Tripathi also successfully completed a certification course in International Medicine and Public Health through the Institute of International Medicine (INMED). His long term goal is to become a physician and serve others in underdeveloped countries in an effort to make a difference in global health outcomes.

Student Staff

Xiaoyue (Xavie)  He
Graduate Assistant

Xiaoyue (Xavie) He is a graduate student at Michigan State University studying Public and Corporation Accounting. Her love for both numbers and communication makes her enjoy financial and accounting work. She likes Michigan a lot because of the heavy snow and maple leaves.

Ryan Hodgeman
IOMO President & Web Design

MSUCOM Class of 2021

Ryan is a second year medical student at Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He has spent time researching in Botswana, Zambia, Haiti, and Boston.  Ryan plans to spend his career developing innovative sustainable global health systems in resource limited settings.  If you have any questions regarding the IGH website information, The International Osteopathic Medicine Organization (IOMO) student interest group, or Global Health in general he is always available to chat: