Staff and Associates


Josh McKeown

Acting Director

Dr. McKeown is Associate Provost for International Education and Programs and 2022 recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service.

portrait of Najah Zaeed

Najah Zaaeed
IGE Fellow

Najah Zaaeed joined the Department of Health Promotion and Wellness in August of 2019. She earned her DrPH in public health, specializing in health promotion and education and global health, from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA. She earned her MSW and EMPA from the School of Social Work and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, respectively, at Syracuse University. Najah's research interests are in refugee and immigrant health and quality of life, aging with disabilities, maternal and child health, the effectiveness of ecological models for health awareness and mental health at global levels. Dr. Zaaeed has multiple publications, including a chapter in the book Refugee Education: International Perspectives from Higher Education and NGOs. Dr. Zaaeed serves as a board member of the Society of North American Refugee Healthcare Providers, Inc. For a full bio, see this.


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