CUGH Board of Directors are elected by its institutional membership for three-year terms. There are 16 voting members on the Board, including the Trainee Advisory Committee (TAC) chair, who serves as the student representative on the Board.

Ex-Officio’s also serve on CUGH’s Board as non-voting members. They are invited to the Board because they have a particular skill set the organization needs or represent an institution important to CUGH. Their term is for one year and is renewable.

Michele Barry, MD, FACP


Dr. Barry is Senior Associate Dean of Global Health at Stanford University. Dr. Barry began her two-year term as Chair of the Board in April 2020.

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Joseph Kolars, MD

Vice Chair

Dr. Kolars is Senior Associate Dean for Education and Global Initiatives at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Kolars will begin his term as Chair of the Board in April 2024.

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Ann Kurth, PhD, CNM, FAAN

Chair Emeritus

Dr. Kurth is Dean of Yale University School of Nursing. She served as Chair of the Board from March 2018 to April 2020.

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Phil Landrigan, MD, MSc


Dr. Landrigan is Director of the Global Public Health Program and Global Pollution Observatory at Boston College.

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Deepika Khanna

TAC Chair

Deepika is currently a second year medical student at the University of Illinois College of Medicine on the Global Medicine track. She began her one-year term as TAC chair in April 2021.

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Agnes Binagwaho, MD, M(Ped), PhD

Dr. Binagwaho is Vice Chancellor of the University of Health Equity in Rwanda.

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Kathryn Chu, MD

Dr. Chu is the Director of the Centre of Global Surgery and Professor of Global Surgery at Stellenbosch University in South Africa.  She is a general and colorectal surgeon.

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Quentin Eichbaum, MD, PhD, MPH, MFA, MMHC, FCAP, FASCP

Dr. Eichbaum is Director of the Vanderbilt Pathology Program in Global Health. He previously served as Chair of CUGH’s Education Committee and is co-chair of the AFREhealth-CUGH Working Group.

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Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA

Dr. El-Sadr is Director of ICAP at Columbia University and Director of the Global Health Initiative at Mailman School of Public Health.

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Maureen Lichtveld, MD, MPH

Dr. Lichtveld is dean of the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Jonathan Patz, MD, PhD

Dr. Patz is Director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Nancy R. Reynolds, PhD, RN, ANP, FAAN

Dr. Reynolds is the associate dean of global affairs at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.

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Virginia Rowthorn, JD, LLM

Virginia Rowthorn is Assistant Vice President for Global Engagement at University of Maryland, Baltimore.

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Marleen Temmerman, PhD, MPH, OB/GYN, MD, DTM & H

Dr. Temmerman is the Director of Women’s Health at the Faculty of Heath Sciences at Aga Khan University.

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Gavin Yamey MD, MPH, MA

Dr. Yamey is Director of the Center for Policy Impact in Global Health based in the Duke Global Health Institute.

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Vikas Kapil, DO, MPH, FACOEM

Dr. Kapil is Acting Principal Deputy Director at the CDC Center for Global Health Leadership.

Keith Martin, MD, PC

Dr. Martin is the Executive Director of CUGH and serves as a non-voting member of the Board.

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Zoë Mullan

Zoë Mullan is Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet Global Health.

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Thomas Quinn, MD, MSC

Dr. Quinn is Chief of the International HIV/STD Section at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health.

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Judith Wasserheit, MD, MPH

Dr. Wasserheit is Chair of Global Health at the University of Washington.

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