In order to promote the role of universities in global health, CUGH understands that it requires a clear voice capable of articulating issues, solutions, and suggesting policies to address global challenges. CUGH works to strengthen the abilities of its members to communicate and disseminate information to the public and policymakers.

The Advocacy & Communications Committee identifies advocacy issues and ways in which CUGH can disseminate information, mobilize, and foster collaboration amongst its members and the larger global health community, to improve the health of people and the planet.

The committee identifies issues that supports universities in their teaching, research and service activities to improve global health outcomes worldwide. The committee advocates for the improvement and growth of university-based global health programs’ capacity to contribute to reducing health disparities globally and to develop human capital and strengthen institutions worldwide. The committee works to inform the public and policymakers about CUGH’s advocacy efforts.

CUGH Members interested in joining this Committee should contact


Michele Barry, Stanford University 
Trish Davidson, The Johns Hopkins University
Liz Grant, The University of Edinburgh
Lawrence Gostin, Georgetown University
Shubhada Hooli, Baylor College of Medicine
Ann Kurth, Yale University
Charles Larson, McGill University
Srikanth Mahankali
Keith Martin, CUGH (Chair)
Benjamin Mason Meier, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
John Meadows
Tom Quinn, Johns Hopkins University
Gavin Yamey, Duke University
Sebastian Romero, University of Utah (TAC Member)
Muhammad Jawad Noon, Georg August University of Goettingen (TAC Member)
Asia Payne, Wright State University (TAC Member)