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
Steve Walsh, MBChB, MMed(Int), DipData(Inf), MSc(HI) – Stellenbosch University
Teresa Eduarda Machai, Enga, MBA – Manhica Health Research Center/Centro de Investigação em Saude de Manhica
Professor Liz Grant, PhD FRSE, FRCPE – Global Health Academy, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Inon Schenker, PhD MPH – Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel  
Saad Uakkas  – The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA)
Athena Madan, CCC PhD CPH – Royal Roads University
Jessica Stauber, RN, BSN – University of Texas Medical Branch
Jill Allison, PhD – Memorial University of Newfoundland 
Fahmida Sarker, MPH – Imperial College London
Keith Martin, MD, PC – Consortium of Universities for Global Health (Ex-Officio)
Monica M. Diaz, MD – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Garry Aslanyan – Manager, Partnerships and Governance, TDR, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland & Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada
Rachel Bensman, MD – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Deepika Khanna – University of Illinois at Chicago
Vinay Mikkilineni – University of Illinois at Chicago
Caryn Peterson, MS, PhD – University of Illinois at Chicago
Nancy Street, ScD, PPCNP-BC, RN – Global Nursing Caucus
Ashley Volaric – Stanford University
Saad Uakkas – University of Mohamed V of Rabat (TAC Representative)
Adam Hoverman – University of Washington
Bill Cherniak – University of Toronto
Adam Chen – University of Georgia
Kristin Sznajder – Penn State University
Mickey Aramati – Tufts University
Nuria Casamitjana – ISGlobal Barcelona Institute for Global Health
Alex Vesling – Bridge to Health
Abier Abdelnaby – UT Southwestern Medical Center
Maureen Lichtveld – Tulane University
Jennifer Makin – University of Pittsburgh
Balakrishna Shetty – Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education India
Deepika Khanna – University of Illinois
Matt Dasco – University of Texas Medical Branch
Kellen Kimani
Suzanna Gim – Long Island University
Jill Edwardson – Johns Hopkins Medicine
Maheer Khan – University of Alberta
Jessica Stauber – University of Texas Medical Branch
Sara Medina Kasasni – University of Sherbrooke
Mohamed Hoosen Suleman – University of KwaZulu-Natal
Saad Uakkas – University of Mohamed V of Rabat
Mohamed Hoosen Suleman – University of KwaZulu-Natal (TAC Representative)
Sara Medina Kasasni – Sherbrooke University (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.