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

Mission Statement

The Education Committee promotes health equity and planetary health through education and capacity building across disciplines, professions, institutions, and countries. 

We accomplish this via:

  • developing and disseminating guidelines for global health education;
  • supporting learning communities and providing resources for global health educators and trainees;
  • and strengthening training in resource-constrained institutions.

Our mission is implemented via our Committee members, subcommittees, working groups, and the Trainee Advisory Committee of CUGH.

Updates and Membership

Education updates are sent to the CUGH education list periodically. Calls for members are sent out each fall for all committees and subcommittees; all CUGH members are welcome to apply to any group. To be added to the CUGH education mailing list, please contact

Committee Information & Resources

Committee Chairs

  • Roy Mubuuke – Makerere University College of Health Sciences (Co-Chair of the Education Committee)
  • Athena Madan – University of Victoria (Co-Chair of the Education Committee)


  • Ashti Doobay-Persaud – Northwestern University
  • Barbara Kamholz, MD – University of California, San Francisco
  • Joaquim D. Sackey – Rutgers University
  • Martin Nyaaba Adokiya – University of Michigan
  • Portia Jordan – Stellenbosch University
  • Rui Dang – Westminister International University in Tashkent and Gdansk University of Technology
  • Stephanie Lukas – University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis
  • Steven Hawks – Utah State University
  • Susan Elliott – University of Waterloo
  • Virginia Rowthorn – University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
  • Gugu Mchunu – AFREhealth, Durban University of Technology
  • Rene English – Stellenbosch University
  • Alex Ainebyona – Student, University of Global Health Equity
  • Kagalula Dabrine Mathew – Makerere University
  • Mark Kaddumukasa – Makerere University 
  • Angela H. Jun – University of California, Irvine
  • Charlotte Nwogwugwu – University of Maryland Baltimore
  • Dorothy Biberman – Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH)
  • Myriam Vuckovic – Georgetown University
  • Travis Peterson – Utah State University
  • Yosefa Gilon – Stanford University
  • Joachim D. Sackey – The State University of New Jersey
  • Ziyue Wang – McGill University (TAC Member)
  • Idris Ola (TAC Member)
  • Olivia Yale (TAC Member)
  • Lilian Wampande Nantume (TAC Member)
  • Kristen Bastug (TAC Member)
  • Teresa Machai (APPI Chair)
  • Nancy Reynolds (CUGH Board Member)

In addition to these members, chairs of the EC’s Subcommittees also participate in calls and meetings. See the “Explore Subcommittees” tab for more information.