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.

Maureen Lichtveld, MD, MPH


Dr. Lichtveld is dean of the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Lichtveld began her term as Chair in August 2022.

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

Vice Chair

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

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Michele Barry, MD, FACP

Chair Emeritus

Dr. Barry is Senior Associate Dean of Global Health at Stanford University. Dr. Barry served as Chair of the Board from April 2020 to April 2022.

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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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Jibril Handuleh

TAC Co-Chair

Dr. Handuleh is a lecturer in public health and psychiatry at Amoud University in Borama Somaliland. He began his one-year term as TAC chair in April 2023.

Peter Berman, MSc, PhD

Dr. Peter Berman (M.Sc, Ph.D) is a health economist with more than forty years of experience in research, policy analysis and development, and training and education in global health.

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Maria Elena Bottazzi, PhD

Dr. Bottazzi is the Associate Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine.

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José Chen Xu

TAC Co-Chair

José is currently a PhD candidate in the International Global Public Health Program at the NOVA University of Lisbon. He began his one-year term as TAC chair in August 2023.

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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Patricia J. García, MD, MPH, PhD

Dr. Patty J. García, is a Professor at the School of Public Health at Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH) in Lima-Peru.

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Lisa Hirschhorn, MD, MPH

Dr. Hirschhorn is a Professor of Medical, Social Sciences, Psychiatry, and Behavioral Science at Northwestern University.

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Charles Ibingira, MBBS, MMed

Dr. Ibingira is a Professor of Human Anatomy at Makerere University.

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Rebecca Martin, PhD

Dr. Martin is the Vice President for Global Health and the Director of the Emory Global Health Institute at Emory University.

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

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

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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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Susan Elliott, PhD

Dr. Elliott is a Professor of Geography and Environment with the University of Waterloo.

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