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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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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Seemab Mehmood (MBBS)

TAC Co-Chair

Seemab is an MBBS candidate at Fatima Jinnah Medical University in Lahore, Pakistan. She began her one-year term as TAC chair in March 2024.

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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Samuel Omidoyin (MD)

TAC Co-Chair

Samuel is currently an MD candidate at American University of St. Vincent. He began his one-year term as TAC chair in March 2024.

Muktar Aliyu, MD, DrPH, MPH

Muktar Aliyu, MD, DrPH, MPH is the Director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health and professor of Health Policy and Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He holds the Endowed Directorship in Global Health. 

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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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Olakunle Alonge, PhD

Dr. Alonge is the director of the University of Alabama Sparkman Center for Global Health.

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Malabika Sarker, PhD, MPH

Dr. Malabika Sarker is the Professor of the practice of behavioral and social science at Brown School of Public Health, Brown University.

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Gary Darmstadt, MD, MS

Dr. Darmstadt is Associate Dean for Maternal and Child Health, and Professor of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He recently led the Steering Committee for The Lancet Series on Gender Equality, Norms and Health. 

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Ximena Garzón Villalba, MD, PhD, CPH

Dr. Garzon-Villalba is an experienced professional in Public Health, appointed as Minister of Health of Ecuador from May 2021 to July 2022. Currently, she is Dean of Public Health at USFQ and member of The World Bank Pandemic Fund Technical Advisory Panel.

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Mike Reid, MD, MPH, MA

Dr. Reid is Chief Medical Officer for the UCSF Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Inclusion (UPIEA), an assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine, and an infectious disease physician at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

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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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Judith Wasserheit, MD, MPH

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

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Peter Kilmarx, MD

Dr. Kilmarx is Acting Director of the Fogarty International Center and Acting Associate Director for International Research at the National Institutes of Health.

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