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.

Committee Information & Resources

Nancy Reynolds – Johns Hopkins Medicine (Co-Chair)
Andrew Dykens, MD, MPH – University of Illinois at Chicago (Co-chair)
Aniruddh P. Behere, MD – Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital/ Michigan State University (Co-chair)
Suraj Bhattarai – LSHTM/Global Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (Co-Chair)
Elsie Kiguli-Malwadde, MBChB, MMed(RAD),FFAIMER, MscHPE – African Center for Global Health and Social Transformation
Teresa Eduarda Machai, Enga, MBA – Manhica Health Research Center/Centro de Investigação em Saude de Manhica 
Athena Madan, CCC PhD CPH – Royal Roads University
Keith Martin, MD, PC – Consortium of Universities for Global Health (Ex-Officio)
Dr. Garry Aslanyan – Manager, Partnerships and Governance, TDR, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland & Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada
Ashley Volaric – Stanford University
Saad Uakkas – University of Mohamed V of Rabat (TAC Representative)
Adam Chen – University of Georgia
Mickey Aramati – Tufts University
Balakrishna Shetty – Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education
Abier Abdelnaby – UT Southwestern Medical Center
Caryn Peterson – University of Illinois Chicago
Maureen Lichtveld – University of Pittsburgh
Alina Khan – University of Illinois Chicago
Matt Dasco – University of Texas Medical Branch
Suzanna Gim – Long Island University
Mohamed Hoosen Suleman – University of KwaZulu-Natal (TAC Representative)

The Capacity Building Database was created to strengthen training in low income countries by connecting trainers with the training needs of institutions in those countries.

The Lancet Commission on Health Professionals for a New Century

State of the World Nursing Report, WHO (co-authored by Nancy Reynolds)

Promoting Health Equity by Increasing the Representation of Minorities in Secondary and Post-Secondary Education in the United States

Implications of Student Debt in the US and Multidimensional Solutions to Address It


The Global Health Recent Graduates Study: Obstacles and Opportunities to Employment in Global Health

To evaluate the experiences of recent graduates of global health programs entering the workforce, the Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II sponsored CUGH to implement “The Global Health Recent Graduates Study: Obstacles and Opportunities to Employment in Global Health” in the Fall of 2016. The study aimed to better describe and quantify student’s global health workforce transition from graduate education to initial employment.


The Global Health Engagement Initiative

The Global Health Engagement Initiative was a collaborative endeavor between CUGH and the Public Health Institute (PHI) to develop baseline research that can lead to programmatic changes within the infrastructure of the global health workforce that increases the visibility and participation of underserved minority populations within the field. Through the facilitation of three surveys to academic institutions, global health students, and early-career professionals, this initiative illustrated a picture of the academic field of global health in the United States and the obstacles minority individuals and minority-serving institutions experience.