Membership Report Webinar
Learn about CUGH's upcoming activities and provide your feedback about how CUGH can support your organization's work and address the global health challenges we face.CUGH Board Chair Dr. Ann Kurth, Chair and Dr. Keith Martin, CUGH's Executive Director, will be hosting the webinar. They will discuss CUGH's priorities and take questions from viewers. This webinar is open to everyone.
Ann Kurth, PhD, CNM, MPH, FAAN
Dean, and Linda Koch Lrimer Professor
Yale University School of Nursing
Ann Kurth, PhD, CNM, MPH, FAAN is Dean, and Linda Koch Lorimer Professor, Yale University School of Nursing. Dr. Kurth is an elected Fellow of the Institute of Medicine (National Academy of Medicine) and a member of the 2014-2018 US Preventive Services Task Force, which sets screening and primary care prevention guidelines for the United States. Dr. Kurth is chair of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health.
An epidemiologist and clinically-trained nurse-midwife, Dr. Kurth's research focuses on HIV/reproductive health and global health system strengthening. Her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIAID, NIDA, NIMH, NICHD), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UNAIDS, CDC, HRSA, and others, for studies conducted in the United States and internationally. Dr. Kurth has consulted for the NIH, Gates Foundation, WHO, USAID and CDC, among others.
Dr. Kurth has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and scholarly monographs and presented at hundreds of scientific conferences and invited talks. Dr. Kurth has received awards for her science and leadership including the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research Ada Sue Hinshaw Research Award and the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame award from Sigma Theta Tau International.
Keith Martin, MD, PC
Consortium of Universities for Global Health
Dr. Martin is a physician who, since Sept. 2012, has served as the founding Executive Director of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) based in Washington, DC. The Consortium is a rapidly growing organization of over 130 academic institutions from around the world. It harnesses the capabilities of these institutions across research, education, advocacy and service to address global challenges. It is particularly focused on improving health outcomes for the global poor and strengthening academic global health programs.
Between 1993-2011, Dr. Martin served as a Member of Parliament in Canada's House of Commons representing a riding on Vancouver Island. During that time he held shadow ministerial portfolios in foreign affairs, international development, and health. He also served as Canada's Parliamentary Secretary for Defense. In 2004, he was appointed to the Queen's Privy Council for Canada. His main areas of focus are in global health, foreign policy, security, international development, conservation and the environment. He is particularly interested in strengthening human resources capabilities and scaling up initiatives in low-income settings that improve environmental sustainability and human security.
Dr. Martin has been on numerous diplomatic missions to areas in crisis including Sudan, Zimbabwe, Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone, Colombia, and the Middle East. He served as a physician in South Africa on the Mozambique border during that country's civil war. He has travelled widely in Africa, visiting the continent 30 times. He has had over 170 editorial articles published in major newspapers and has appeared frequently as a political and social commentator on television and radio. From 1997-2000, he created and moderated the nationally syndicated, current affairs television program, Beyond Politics. He is currently a board member of the Jane Goodall Institute; an editorial board member for the Annals of Global Health; an advisor to the International Cancer Expert Corps, McGill University's Global Health Program, SEED Global Health, and the Global Sepsis Alliance. He is a commissioner on the Lancet Commission on Pollution & Health. Dr. Martin is based in Washington, DC, which is the home of CUGH's Secretariat.