Dr. Joseline (Josie) Haizel-Cobbina is the Program Manager at the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health. She works with Dr Michael C. Dewan and the Vanderbilt Global Neurosurgery Program (VGNP). Prior to joining VIGH, she worked as an International Health Fellow with Minnesota Department of Health, where she worked on CDC’s Malaria Prevention Project to reduce the incidence of imported malaria cases among the immigrant and refugee population in Minnesota.
Originally from Ghana, Josie received her a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology and her medical degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 2015 and worked as a medical officer in low-resource settings for 3 years before moving to the United States. She obtained her MPH degree in Public Health Administration and Policy with a minor in Health Equity at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health in 2020. Josie’s clinical and public health interests are in neurosurgery and eliminating health disparities which well aligns with her work as the Program Manager for the VGNP.