Mission & Vision
Global Caveat is a global health educational nonprofit organization that aims to provide equitable access to public health education and educational services. We focus on the intersections of public health, environmental justice, social justice, and equity. We are an organization that amplifies institutionally underserved voices and grassroots communities through cultural preservation and international collaborative efforts.
Diana Klatt, MPH
Susanna Park, MA PhD(c)
Christian Tandazo, MS
Diana Klatt, MPH (she/her/hers)
Diana Klatt is a social epidemiologist that is focused on providing people with accurate information, education, and resources so that they can be more in control of their own health, as well as empowering indigenous and displaced populations to use storytelling and oral history to combat colonial mentality.
Susanna Park, MA PhDc (she/her/hers)
Susanna is a mixed-methods global health researcher in the areas of health equity and policy. She believes in "data from the people, for the people" and therefore values meaningful community collaborations to achieve a world where everyone has equitable access to quality health.
Christian Tandazo, MS (he/him/his)
Christian Tandazo is a queer person of color with Andean Indigenous roots and Ecuadorian ancestry whose work focuses on the intersections of organizing, cooperative entrepreneurship, decolonization, and climate, environmental and racial justice.
Dr. Theresa P. Castillo, EdD MA CHES
Dr. Theresa P. Castillo has been working globally in the fields of gender, social justice and health equity for over 20 years. As a BIPOC intersectional feminist, she has cultivated her expertise on cultural rights, sexual and reproductive health, adolescent health and community development among vulnerable populations. Working throughout Asia, Africa, Europe and North America, she has collaborated with various non-governmental organizations, UN agencies and Ministries of Health to build local capacity and to strengthen public health systems. More specifically, her research is focused on immigrant, refugee and indigenous women and girls’ health issues.
Currently, Dr. Castillo is Director of the Women and Children's Health Program at HealthRight International, a global health and human rights based NGO. She serves on several healthy equity committees, peer-review journals and has presented globally, with publications on gender integration, violence prevention and global health disparities. In addition, Dr. Castillo is adjunct faculty at Teachers College, Columbia University; Bard College’s Globalization and International Affairs Program, and New York University School of Global Public Health. Early in her career she served as a Maternal Health Specialist in Turkmenistan, Morocco and Mali with the US Peace Corps. Dr. Castillo holds Master and Doctoral degrees in Public Health Education from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of Chicago.
Dr. Leonardo Figueroa, PhD MS
Leonardo E. Figueroa Helland is an Associate Professor of Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management at The New School. His research and teaching addresses planetary crises from Indigenous, decolonizing, and radical ecological perspectives. Currently, he leads the Indigeneity and Sustainability section of the Indigeneity and Sustainability section of the Tishman Environment and Design Center. As an anti-colonial scholar of mixed blood (Indigenous and European heritage), his work underlines how Indigenous resurgence, decolonization, and the revitalization of biocultural diversity, alongside social, environmental, and climate justice movements, are vital to overcoming planetary crises. He triangulates Indigenous studies and decolonizing agendas with critical political ecology, critical global studies, biocultural diversity research, complex intersectional ecologism, world-systems ecology, ecofeminism, feminisms of color, and critical food studies to articulate systemic alternatives. His writings underline issues like convergent global crises and counter-hegemonic politics, coloniality and the ‘Anthropocene’, imperialism, resistance and re-Indigenization, gendered economies and socioecological reproduction, the regeneration of the commons, biocultural diversity, agroecology and food sovereignty, global health, and social movements and p/re-figurative politics. Building and extending beyond his doctoral work on Indigenous Philosophy and World Politics, his latest writings appear in the Journal of World Systems Research, the journal Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, the volume on Social Movements and World-System Transformation, and the forthcoming volumes on Anarchist Political Ecology and on Contesting Extinctions: Critical Relationality, Regenerative Futures. He is currently working on a manuscript titled “Anthropocene” Collapse / Indigenous Resurgence: From Planetary Crises to Decolonization. He is also co-editing a volume on Indigenous Resurgence and Systemic Alternatives beyond Global Crises. Leonardo is also a co-convener of the Latin American Observatory of the Humanities for the Environment.
Prof. Daniel S. Goldberg, JD PhD
Daniel Goldberg is trained as an attorney, a historian of medicine, and a public health ethicist. His current research agenda in law, policy, and bioethics. His work focuses on the social determinants of health, public health policy and chronic illness, health inequities, and stigma. He is currently based out of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.