Meet Our Faculty & Staff

  • Director of Academic Administration, CHHS

    Wayne Adams is the Senior Academic Affairs Coordinator for the College of Health and Human Services. He is a proud alumnus of Mason, earning his master’s degree in higher education in 2016. His primary role is to support the vision of the College of Health and Human Services through curriculum management, academic course scheduling, and accreditation.
  • Professor, HAP

    Farrokh Alemi was trained as an operations researcher and industrial engineer and has worked in both academia and health industry. He has more than 105 peer reviewed publications in journals such as Health Services Research, Medical Care, and Palliative Medicine.
  • Priyanka Anand

    Associate Professor, HAP

    Dr. Priyanka Anand is an associate professor in the Department of Health Administration and Policy at George Mason University. Her research interests include health economics, disability policy, labor economics, and social insurance programs.
  • Sanja Avramovic

    Assistant Professor, HAP

    Sanja Avramovic is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Administration and Policy at George Mason University. Her research focus is on big data sets available through electronic health records; health informatics; and developing an efficient and scalable algorithm for variable selection and predictions.
  • Image of Raedeh Basiri

    Assistant Professor, Nutrition 

    Dr. Raedeh Basiri is an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies. Basiri’s research interests are assessing the effects of healthy eating on the prevention and treatment of diabetes and obesity. She is also interested in preventing pediatric obesity via the application of multi-faceted interventions.
  • Sapna Batheja

    Assistant Professor , CHHS

    Dr. Batheja is Term Assistant Professor in the Department of Food and Nutrition Studies. Batheja’s research interests are how to leverage technology to create dietary behavior changes and impact overweight and obesity.
  • Kelly Beckwith

    Assistant Director of Academic Programs, GCH

    Ms. Kelly Beckwith is the Assistant Director of Academic Programs for the Department of Global and Community Health. Beckwith is passionate about making sure all graduate students have an excellent experience from their time as a prospective student through (and beyond) graduation. Before coming to Mason, Beckwith was a public health practitioner in the field of school health.
  • Lee Black

    Assistant Professor, HAP

    Dr. Lee Black is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Administration, College of Health and Human Services. His research interests are the intersection of law and ethics in health care, and especially the impact of legal regulation of abortion on the ethical responsibilities of healthcare providers.
  • Virginia Blair

    Assistant Professor, HAP

    Virginia Sitar Blair, Assistant Professor, teaches in the undergraduate program. Dr. Blair is a seasoned health care professional with over 45 years of healthcare experience in hospital administration which include senior level executive management in clinical quality improvement at Novant Health Prince William Medical Center and Potomac Hospital.
  • Michael Bloom

    Associate Professor, Public Health

    Dr. Bloom is an Associate Professor in the Department of Global and Community Health at George Mason University. Bloom’s research focuses on the intersection of environmental pollutants and human health in the U.S. and abroad.