CUGH has several committees, subcommittees, and working groups that connect global health professionals on a given topic.
Explore Our Committees
CUGH’s Committees are open to CUGH individual and institutional members (except the Executive and Finance Committees). If you are interested in joining a committee, please contact email@example.com.
Chair(s): Roy Mubuuke & Athena Madan
CUGH was founded within academic global health programs and recognizes the need to expand and develop global health educational programs and resources. Multiple subcommittees and working groups exist to support various aspects of global health education.
Chair(s): Peter Kilmarx & Judith Wasserheit
The Research Committee’s goal is to catalyze avenues for expanding collaborative global health research and research training in priority areas and facilitate development of these collaborations among CUGH members. The Committee is dedicated to sharing, evaluating, and advancing strategies that promote global health research and global health equity.
Global Health Operations Committee
Chair(s): Richard Wamai & Jason Rosenfeld
The Global Health Operations Committee (GHOC) works to identify and develop guiding principles to enhance university and organizational administrations’ procedural and financial alignment with programmatic priorities in global health, education, research, and service activities.
Chair(s): Virginia Rowthorn
The Membership Committee is responsible for identifying a strategy for growth and maintaining CUGH’s membership base.
Awards and Nominations Committee
Chair(s): Thomas Quinn
The Awards and Nominations Committee is responsible for organizing the election of new members to the CUGH Board of Directors, and the selection of CUGH Award winners.
Chair(s): Philip Landrigan
The Finance Committee advises the Executive Director on the financial management of the organization. The Finance Committee reviews and approves the organization’s financial policies and procedures. The Committee reviews the annual budget and financial reports for submission to the Board of Directors for approval. Participation in the Committee involves regular monthly phone meetings as updates to the current financial status as well as additional meetings as needed for policy revision and review.
Chair(s): Maureen Lichtveld
The Executive Committee shall consist of the Chairperson, the Vice-Chairperson, the Secretary/Treasurer, the past chair of the Executive Committee, any other number of Directors the Board deems necessary and appropriate, and the Executive Director, who serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Executive Committee. When the Board of Directors is not in session, the Executive Committee shall have and may exercise all of the powers of the Board of Directors, except to the extent, if any, that such authority shall be limited by a resolution adopted by a simple majority of the Directors in office; provided however, that neither the Executive Committee nor any other committee shall have the power to amend the Articles of Incorporate or the Bylaws of the consortium.
Explore Our Subcommittees
CUGH has seven subcommittees that fall under the Education Committee.
Workforce Capacity Building Subcommittee
Chair(s): Nancy Reynolds & Charles Ibingira
The Workforce Capacity Building Subcommittee (WFCBS) identifies and aggregates training needs and best practices from institutions in low-resource settings and shares this information on CUGH’s website.
Educational Products Subcommittee
Chair(s): Jess Evert & Joel Buenaventura
Reviews, recommends and as appropriate, develops educational products; assures quality of products posted on CUGH’s website.
Global Health Competency Subcommittee
Chair(s): Oladele Ogunseitan & Paula Davis-Olwell
Defines global health competencies appropriate for several levels of training and job expectations, and proposes ways of using competencies in the design of global health curricula.
Academic Partnership Program Initiative
Chair(s): Teresa Machai
Matches global health programs wishing assistance with those who can provide it.
Subcommittee on Master’s and Undergraduate Degrees in Global Health
Chair(s): Meredith Gartin & Marie Martin
The CUGH Subcommittee on Master’s and Undergraduate Degrees in Global Health (SMUDGH) is a 22 member committee, with representation from a diversity of institutions and degree levels, with a goal to aggregate and share resources and standards for global health degree programs and outline a future direction for students and educators in this field.
Trainee Advisory Committee
Chair(s): Jibril Handuleh & Matthew Kemmerle
Assures that CUGH’s program benefits from trainee inputs, counsel and products.
Explore Our Working Groups
CUGH’s working groups are open to all. CUGH membership is not required. If you are interested in joining a working group or would like to propose a new one, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
AFREhealth-CUGH Working Group
Chair(s): Kathryn Chu
Strengthens capacity in African institutions as defined by those institutions and forges equitable, effective collaborations between AFREhealth and CUGH members to address global health challenges.
Global Oral Health Working Group
Chair(s): Irene Adyatmaka
Identifies interdisciplinary ways in which the global health community can address inequalities in access to oral health particularly in low-income countries and low-income communities.
Global Health Humanities Working Group
Chair(s): Quentin Eichbaum
The CUGH Global Health Humanities (GHH) Working Group seeks to explore global health through diverse humanities perspectives: history, literature, personal narrative, philosophy, ethics, creative arts, religious traditions, and cognitive and social sciences, in the effort to illuminate dimensions of human experience hitherto neglected in current global health activities and scholarship. We welcome health professionals and trainees, educators, and global health advocates from around the world to join our efforts. Our activities include: (1) sharing and discussing the emerging literature in GHH; (2) identifying questions, developing projects, and writing articles pertinent to GHH; (3) examining pedagogies for teaching health humanities in different cultures and contexts; (4) participating in conferences on global health and GHH.
Planetary Health/One Health/Environmental Health Working Group
Chair(s): Phil Landrigan, Keith Martin, Jonathan Patz, and Corine Wallace-Schuster
The threats to our planet, humans and indeed all species run across one health, environmental health and planetary health. This working group was created to enable members of the three communities to collaborate across advocacy, research, education, and service to improve the health of the people and our planet.
Equity in Global Health Working Group
Chair(s): Bethany Hedt-Gauthier
Collaborates to identify solutions to address those disparities and share them across the global health community.
Palliative Care Working Group
Chair(s): Liz Grant
The Palliative Care Working Group was formed in April 2019 in recognition of the widespread neglect of pain management and palliative care in low-and middle-income countries. The goal of this working group is to expand awareness of the need for palliative care integration within existing global health interventions through collaboration, education, research, and advocacy.
Global Health Law Working Group
Chair(s): Virginia Rowthorn
The Global Health Law Working Group is a group of global health and human rights lawyers, academics, and advocates focused on the role of the law and the judiciary in tackling human rights violations, working toward health equity, and creating judicial structures that support transparent and equitable access to health care.
Graduate Medical Education Working Group
Chair(s): James Hudspeth
The Working Group on Graduate and Medical Education (GME) and Global Health was developed from the interests of CUGH’s physician-members. GME connected projects are well represented in global health at academic medical centers, and may well be the only global health efforts at smaller university or community programs. This group aims to support global health education in GME programs across the world.