CUGH recognizes that facilitating administrative functions, processes, and services are vital to effectively supporting the global health enterprise.

The Global Health Operations Committee (GHOC) works to identify and develop guiding principles to enhance university and organizational administrations’ procedural and financial alignment with programmatic priorities in global health, education, research, and service activities.

The GHOC develops strategies to effectively respond to global opportunities and share best practices for, amongst other things:

  • Managing international risk;
  • Developing legal frameworks;
  • Establishing and sustaining global health partnerships.


  • Richard Wamai
  • Jason Rosenfeld

Chairs Emeritus:

  • Ann Anderson, Associate Vice President and Controller, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  • King Holmes, MD, Director, Research & Faculty Development, Department of Global Health and Director, Center for AIDS and STD, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington


  • Nikole H. Allen, MPH, Senior Program Director, Yale Institute for Global Health, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Kathleen Ellis, Executive Director, Center for Global Health, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Alyson Lofthouse, Sr. Associate Director, Global Health Program, University of Illinois-Chicago School of Public Health, Chicago, Illinois
  • Chris Rapalje, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jason Rosenfeld, MPH, DrPh, Assistant Director, Global Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
  • Keith Martin, MD, PC, Executive Director, Consortium of Universities for Global Health (Ex-Officio member)
  • Richard Wamai, PhD, Associate Professor, Public Health, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Anna Helova, DrPH, MA, MBA, University of Alabama, Birmingham
  • Amy Gastinger, MSc, University of Pennslyvania
  • Corrado Cancedda, University of Pennslyvania
  • Edward Rosenbaum, New York University College of Dentistry
  • Dr. Jonathan W Meadows, DO, MS, MPH, CPH, PHAP Certs, Individual CUGH Member
  • Joe Novotny, MPH, University of California, San Francisco
  • Alexandra Leader, MD, MPH, Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Mary P. Chang, MD, MPH, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Miriam Barr, MBA, Indiana University
  • Moses Kyangwa, Uganda Development Health Associates
  • Emmanuel Abara, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FWACS, MScCH, Richmond Hill Urology Practice and Prostate Institute
  • Rebecca Fujimura, MD, Georgetown University
  • Srikanth Mahankali, Individual CUGH Member
  • Theresa M A. Odero, University of Nairobi

Training Advisory Committee (TAC) Members:

  • Derrick Bary Abila, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda
  • Matthew Kemmerle, Ross University School of Medicine
  • The GHOC has developed a Travel Toolkit that combines information and resources to assist those engaging in international travel for global health work. 
  • The GHOC has also prepared, in collaboration with colleagues from low and middle income countries (LMIC), a series of considerations to guide partnerships with those in LMICs in a way that is responsive to their local context. The documents are in progress.
  • The GHOC operates a listserv which CUGH members can use to ask questions and share information about operational issues of interest to global health practitioners.