Research Committee

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CUGH recognizes the importance of collaborative multidisciplinary research in academic global health.

The Research Committee’s goal is to carve out avenues for expanding collaborative global health research and research training. The Committee is dedicated to sharing, evaluating and advancing strategies that promote global health research. Additionally, the Committee is charged with assisting in reinforcing relationships with funding agencies and organizations.

Research Committee Members
Liz Grant - University of Edinburgh (Co-chair of the Research Committee)
Margaret Bentley - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Justine Dol - Dalhousie University (TAC Representative)
Richard Deckelbaum - Columbia University
Samath Dharmaratne - Rutgers, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Muhiuddin Haider - University of Maryland
King Holmes - University of Washington
Philip Landrigan - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Aydogan Ozcan - University of California, Los Angeles
Jonathan Patz - University of Wisconsin
Sangita Pawar - University of Arizona
Shadi Saleh - American University of Beirut
James Shelton - John Hopkins University
Raymond Terry - Morgan State University
Kiran Thapa - Institute of Medicine, Nepal (TAC Representative)
Madeleine Thomson - Columbia University
Jim Thrasher - University of South Carolina
Joseph Tucker - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Kevin Wieschhaus - Loyola University Chicago (TAC Representative)


Recent Announcements

Connecting research capacity with the needs of countries, communities, NGOs, and companies poses a challenge and an opportunity. To address this, we have created an online platform where funded or unfunded research questions are posted.

Members of CUGH, please visit our Speakers Bureau for an impressive list of Emerging Leaders that are available to share their expertise! Please go to for more information on the individuals and the Speakers Bureau!