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, PhD, Northeastern University
  • Anna Helova, DrPH, MA, MBA, University of Alabama at Birmingham


  • Summer Hassan, Arizona State University 
  • Lisa Nunez, Emory University 
  • Shela Sridhar, MD, MPH, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School 
  • Yvonne Butler Tobah, MD, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  • Victoria Chikodili Uche. FWACP (Paed.), Currently Paediatrician in Saudi Arabia; from Nigeria
  • Pascal G. Felix, DrPH, MSBE, Intellectual Consortium, LLC
  • Kari Brossard Stoos, PhD, Ithaca College
  • Ayesha Ali, University of Health Sciences, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Jawad Noon, University of Goettingen, Germany
  • Shahanaz Chowdhury, MD, Bangladesh University of Health Sciences
  • Annalicia Pickering, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Oriaku Oluchi Okereke, University of Abuja,  Nigeria 
  • Edward Rosenbaum, New York University College of Dentistry
  • Dr Jonathan W Meadows, DO, MS, MPH, CPH, PHAP Certs
  • Joe Novotny, MPH, University of California, San Francisco
  • Alexandra Leader, MD, MPH, Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Emmanuel Abara, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FWACS, MScCH, Richmond Hill Urology Practice and Prostate Institute
  • Rebecca Fujimura, MD, Georgetown University
  • Srikanth Mahankali, Individual CUGH Member
  • Alyson Lofthouse, Assistant Dean, Global Health Program, University of Illinois-Chicago School of Public Health
  • Chris Rapalje, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jason Rosenfeld, MPH, DrPh
  • Keith Martin, MD, PC, Executive Director, Consortium of Universities for Global Health (Ex-Officio member)

Training Advisory Committee (TAC) Members:

  • Samuel Omidoyin
  • Pratyush Kumar
  • Ayesha Ali
  • Bernard Owusu Agyare
  • 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.