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, PhD, RN, ANP, FAAN – Johns Hopkins Medicine (Co-Chair)
  • Charles Ibingira, MBBS, Mmed – Makerere University (Co-Chair)
  • Andrew Dykens, MD, MPH – University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Aniruddh P. Behere, MD – Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital/ Michigan State University
  • Suraj Bhattarai – LSHTM/Global Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies
  • 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
  • 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
  • Adam Chen – University of Georgia
  • Balakrishna Shetty – Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education
  • 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
  • Archana Shrestha – Yale School of Public Health
  • Thuy Bui – University of Pittsburgh
  • Barbara Kamholz – University of California, San Francisco
  • Veronica P.S. Njie-Carr – University of Maryland
  • Massy Mutumba – University of Michigan School of Nursing
  • Mireille (Mickey) Aramati – Tufts University
  • Faith Nawagi – ECFMG/FAIMER
  • Christie Divine Akwaowo – University of Uyo
  • Mayur M. Desai, PhD – Yale School of Public Health
  • Annalicia Pickering M.D. – Stanford Children’s Health
  • Emily Miller – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Adegbemisola Aregbe Perkins (TAC representative)
  • Vivian Nabisere (TAC Representative)
  • Kaylee H. Paulsgrove (TAC Representative)
  • Olivia Yale (TAC Representative)
  • Justice Owah (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 Implications of Accelerated Aging in Nepal

What We Can Do to Address the Global Gap in Geriatric Needs

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.