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

Roy Mubuuke – Makerere University College of Health Sciences (Co-Chair of the Education Committee)
Athena Madan – Royal Roads University (Co-Chair of the Education Committee)
Tracy L. Rabin – Yale University
Virginia Rowthorn – University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
James Hudspeth – Boston University
Sylvia T. Callendar-Carter – University of Global Health Equity
Diane Nguyen – Baylor College of Medicine
Jessica Evert – Child Family Health International
Susan Elliott – University of Waterloo
Gibson Sijumbila – Mulungushi University
Martin Nyaaba Adokiya – University of Michigan
Ashti Doobay-Persaud – Northwestern University
Ziyue Wang – McGill University
Matthew Kemmerle – Ross University
Rui Dang – Westminister International University in Tashkent and Gdansk University of Technology
Stephanie Lukas – University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis
Portia Jordan – Stellenbosch University
Joachim D. Sackey – The State University of New Jersey
Steven Hawks – Utah State University
Elizabeth FrostSan Diego State University (TAC Member)
Iris Martine Blom – University of Amsterdam (TAC 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.