Associate Director for Global Health Education
Ms. Xia serves as the Associate Director for Global Health Education at the Institute for Global Health (IGH), and the Assistant Director of the Master of Science in Global Health (MSGH). Before joining IGH, Qing held leadership roles at the Office of China Programs (OCP), and the Visiting International Professional Program (VIPP) within the International Studies and Programs (ISP) at Michigan State University. Qing obtained an M.A. in English from Sichuan University in China and an M.A. in American Studies at Michigan State University. Currently Qing is a Ph.D. candidate in the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education (HALE) Program in the College of Education at Michigan State University.
Medical Director of Global Health and Research
Shane Sergent is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM), earning degrees in global and strategic management and osteopathic medicine respectively. He has worked with the MSUCOM Peru Outreach program since 2009, implementing countless research and health initiatives. Dr. Sergent serves as Clinical Faculty and Profesor Honorario at Universidad César Vallejo in Trujillo, Peru. He also serves as Clinical Faculty at MSUCOM, working closely with Institute of International Health and International Osteopathic Medicine Organization. When he is not working on global health projects, he enjoys wilderness and dive medicine.
Merida Medical Education Director Associate Professor
Assistant Director of Merida Medical Education
Travis Gordon is the Assistant Director of Medical Education for International Studies in Yucatan, Mexico as well as Assistant Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. He oversees all international projects and collaborations between MSU IGH and Mexico.
As a Lansing native he graduated from Alma College in 2005 with a BS in Exercise and Health Science and a BA in Spanish. He completed a two-year service in Peace Corps Nicaragua from 2007-09 in Public Health with a focus on HIV/AIDS, subsequently being awarded the International AIDS Day Award for outstanding initiatives in the field. He graduated from MSUCOM in 2013, earning the Fred Mitchell, Sr. Award for his work in OMM, and later completed a residency at Florida Hospital East Orlando with specialties in family medicine and neuromusculoskeletal medicine.
Returning to his Alma Mater in 2017 to live and work in Yucatan, Mexico to advance international collaboration in the health arena is what he considers a dream job. He hopes to blend his experience in language and sciences to promote osteopathic medicine throughout Latin America, as well as at home. He resides in Merida, Yucatan with his beautiful wife and two children and enjoys traveling with them.
Study Abroad Coordinator
Ms. Sidel works across campus recruiting students for their student abroad programs and training opportunities internationally. With a B.A in Graphic Design from Michigan State University, she has not only wide experience helping students to thrive in their application process and their travel experience, but also deep knowledge of MSU spirit.
Lorena Mier y Teran
Merida Coordinator and Assistant
Currently she is the MSU Projects Coordinator and Executive Assistant in Mexico, focusing on educational exchange, collaborative research and outreach.
She has been the bridge between Michigan State University and various collaborating institutions in Yucatan. Constantly involved in social work, she is actively dedicating time to limited resource communities.
In her passion for international relations, she has studied abroad at IDRAC business school in Lyon, France; at Central Bucks East in Pensylvania, US; Caux peace and leadership programme in Switzerland and Caux Scholars Programme in India, focusing in conflict resolution, trauma healing, change management and sustainable development.
Sabrina Vieyra Hollenbeck
Sabrina holds a B.A in Public and Institutional Relations from UADE (Universidad Argentina de la Empresa), Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her early start in the marketing areas allowed her to gain experience in sales and advertisement. She had worked her last five years in telecommunications providing mobile solutions and digital content for telephone carriers all over Latin America, from Mexico down to Argentina. Through her family passion on medicine and public health, she gained interest over the years in the global health matters, and joined IGH team in 2019 to be a communication bridge, a thrill organizer and a global outreacher.
Alpha Sow is a student assistant with the Institute for Global Health.
He completed his undergrad at Michigan State University with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies
He is an origin of Guinea and fluent in French and Fulani.
Joyce Chen Finance Assistant
Joyce Chen is the Finance Assistant at IGH. She is also a second-year accounting master student at MSU. Her work includes preparing reimbursement worksheets, organizing receipts, and creating eDocs in MSU Enterprise Business System for IGH staff members and other professors and scholars.
Zhuyu Wu Student Assistant