Education Committee


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CUGH was founded within academic global health programs and recognizes the need to expand and develop global health educational programs and resources.

The Education Committee’s (EC) goal is to further develop and create global health related educational materials. The Committee is additionally charged with providing resources for the development of member institutions’ global health curricula. CUGH’s student organization and student involvement is guided under the supervision of the Education Committee. Multiple subcommittees exist to support various aspects of global health education. There are additional subcommittees within the EC. They are: the Trainee Advisory Committee, Capacity Building Subcommittee, Educational Products Subcommittee, Global Health Competency Subcommittee, Global Health Program Advisory Service Subcommittee, Global Health Undergraduate/Masters Education Subcommittee, and the Global Health Workforce Subcommittee.

Publications by CUGH Education Committee Members

  • Conceptualizing Medical Humanities Programs in Low-Resource Settings in Africa - Co-authored by former Education Committee Chair, Dr. Quentin Eichbaum
  • Transforming Global Health: Interdisciplinary Challenges, Perspectives, and Strategies Textbook - Edited by Education Committee Member, Dr. Korydon Smith
  • Education Committee Members

    Quentin Gavin Eichbaum, MD, PhD, MPH, MFA, MMHC, BSc (Med)(Hons), BA (Hons), FCAP, FASCP - Vanderbilt University
    Lisa V. Adams, MD - Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
    Barbara Astle, PhD, RN - Centre of Equity & Global Engagement, Trinity Western University
    Charles-Antoine Barbeau, TAC representative - Université de Sherbrooke
    Francis Barchi, MBE, PhD - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Núria Casamitjana, PhD - ISGlobal
    Samath Dharmaratne, MBBS, MSc, MD - University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
    Jessica Evert, MD - Child Family Health International
    James Hudspeth, MD, FACP - Boston University (Co-Chair of the Education Committee)
    Omar Khan, MD, MHS, FAAFP - Thomas Jefferson University
    Mary Mbeba, PhD - University of Malawi
    Christopher Martin, MD, MSc - West Virginia University
    Tracy L. Rabin, MD, SM, FAAP - Yale University (Co-Chair of the Education Committee)
    Cristina Redko, PhD - Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
    Virginia Rowthorn, JD, LLM - University of Maryland Francis King Carey School Of Law
    Sudhir Satpathy, MD, MBBS - KIIT University
    George Shakarishvili, MD, PhD, MPH - Institute of Global Health, Tbilisi, Georgia
    Lisa Simon, MD, DMD - Harvard University
    Korydon Smith - University at Buffalo

    Recent Announcements

    CUGH is seeking applicants willing to serve a two-year term on its Subcommittee on Master’s and Undergraduate Degrees in Global Health (SMUDGH). Applications from individuals working in undergraduate global health education are especially welcome.

    The late Dr. Tom Hall, a global health leader and one of CUGH's greatest supporters, generously provided a gift to support small global health education grants. Dr. Hall passed away May 20, 2017, but his legacy of giving lives on.

    Past Events

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

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