CUGH Distinguished Leadership Award

Eric P. Goosby

Eric P. Goosby, Professor of Medicine Director, Center for Implementation Sciences Global Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco MacArthur Foundation Chair in Global Health Science Sun Special Envoy on TB U.S. Ambassador-at-Large (ret.) Dr. Eric P. Goosby is an internationally recognized expert on infectious diseases. He currently holds a Distinguished Professorship at UCSF and the MacArthur Foundation Chair in Global Health Sciences. He began his career treating HIV/AIDS patients at San Francisco General Hospital as part of the early leadership responding to HIV in San Francisco and across the US. In 1991, he served as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) founding Director of the Ryan White CARE Act, a program that brought care and treatment services to 52 epicenter cities and all 50 states. This was the first action from the U.S. government providing resources to HIV impacted communities after a decade of locally resourced responses. He was later appointed as Director of the Office of HIV/AIDS Policy at HHS under Secretary Donna Shalala. He also served in the Clinton White House as Acting National AIDS Policy Director for two years and later as Deputy Director for Science. After working in the Clinton Administration, he returned to UCSF and founded the Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation in conjunction with the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, focused on creating HIV treatment services in developing world settings.

In 2009, Dr. Goosby was appointed by President Barack Obama to be Ambassador-at-Large in the U.S. State Department and the Global AIDS Coordinator, charged with the implementation of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Dr. Goosby also served as Founding Director of the State Department’s Office of Global Health Diplomacy, placing global health on the agenda of every U.S. Ambassador as a tool of soft power diplomacy.

In 2015, Dr. Goosby was asked by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to be the UN Special Envoy on Tuberculosis. In this role, he works to raise awareness of TB and help implement known solutions to address the critical problem of increasing deaths worldwide from this curable disease.

Dr. Goosby holds an M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco, where he attended Medical School and did his Internal Medicine internship, Residency and Fellowship. He completed a Fellowship in General Internal Medicine at UCSF focused on Faculty development and clinical Infectious Disease, sponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation. He has extensive publications in clinical medicine, clinical guideline development, program implementation, and policy issues in both domestic and international arenas. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.

CUGH’s Dr. Thomas Hall-Dr. Nelson Sewankambo Mid-Career Leadership Award

Ami S. Bhatt

AMI S. BHATT, MD, PHD Assistant Professor of Medicine and Genetics, Stanford University Director of Global Oncology, Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health Co-founder & Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Global Oncology, Inc. Bhatt is a physician scientist and Assistant Professor of Medicine and Genetics at Stanford University. A 2014 ASH Scholar and 2016 Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award Winner, she currently leads a translational laboratory group ( in the Departments of Medicine and Genetics at Stanford University. The goal of the Bhatt lab is to understand the relationship between the human microbiome and the noncommunicable diseases such as cancer and cardiometabolic disorders.

In addition to her academic efforts, Dr. Bhatt is committed to improving cancer care, education and research in resource-limited settings. She is the Director of Global Oncology for the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health and has also served as a visiting lecturer at the University of Botswana and Tokyo Medical and Dental University. At Stanford, she has worked across disciplines to help support Stanford’s first health hackathon (health++) and facilitate training opportunities for undergraduates, medical students, residents and fellows in Global cancer. She, along with Franklin Huang, is a co-founder of the non-profit organization Global Oncology( spearheads creative, multi-disciplinary projects focused on improving cancer outcomes in impoverished settings. These projects range from online tools such as the “GO Map”( improve connectivity among global cancer advocates, researchers and care providers to graphical cancer education materials geared toward low literacy communities

Jonna Mazet

JONNA MAZET, DVM, MPVM, PHD Professor of Epidemiology and Disease Ecology Executive Director, One Health Institute, UC Davis

Dr. Jonna Mazet earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, masters of preventative medicine, and her PhD in epidemiology from UC Davis. In addition to her faculty appointment in the Department of Medicine and Epidemiology in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, she serves as the Executive Director of the UC Davis One Health Institute (OHI). Dr. Mazet specializes in emerging infectious diseases and wildlife epidemiology, and as director of OHI, focuses on global health problem solving.

In her role at UC Davis, she assists government agencies and the public with emerging health challenges, and is active in international One Health research programs such as tuberculosis in Africa, novel pathogen detection in less developed countries, and pathogen pollution of California coastal waters. Dr. Mazet founded California’s Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN), the premier model wildlife emergency management system worldwide, and remains a consulting expert on wildlife emergency preparedness and response, serving on multiple government and NGO advisory panels.

Dr. Mazet is the Principal Investigator and Global Director of the novel viral emergence early warning project, PREDICT, that has been developed with the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID)Emerging Pandemic Threats Program. PREDICT is a $175 million multi-institutional, transdisciplinary project in 31 developing countries that is contributing to global surveillance for emerging viral pathogens using geospatial modeling, genomics, molecular virology, epidemiology, and targeted field studies. She leads a network of global NGOs and governmental agencies to build capacity within the PREDICT-engaged countries to develop surveillance systems and complete the necessary research to halt the next pandemic, like influenza, SARS, Ebola, and HIV that have preceded the program. “Predicting where new diseases may emerge from wild animals, and detecting viruses and other pathogens before they spread among people gives us the best chance to prevent new pandemics,” said Mazet. In 2013, she was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in recognition of her successful and innovative approach to emerging environmental and global health threats.

CUGH’s Dr. Wasserheit Young Leader Award

Claudel Petrin-Desrosiers

CLAUDEL PÉTRIN-DESROSIERS Medical Student University of Montreal IFMSA-Quebec President 2012-2014

Claudel Pétrin-Desrosiers is a medical student at the University of Montreal. She is the past vice-president of the International Federation of Medical Students ‘Associations (IFMSA), the world’s largest and oldest medical students group, where she has been the voice of 1,3 million students. She has worked for the World Health Organization on climate change and health-related issues, and has successfully advocated for the inclusion of health in the COP21 Paris Agreement.

She served two years as national president of IFMSA-Quebec, a student-run organization mobilizing and raising awareness among medical students around the social, cultural, and global aspects of health. During her terms, she has built capacity in advocacy, policy making and strategic management; and has lead several delegations to international conferences. Additionally, has organized numerous training and workshops around the world on global health, sustainable development, climate change, and leadership.

Kizito Samuel

KIZITO SAMUEL Epidemiologist, Makerere University College of Health Sciences

Kizito Samuel holds an M.B. Ch.B., Master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics both from Makerere University and a global health fellowship from Yale University. He is an epidemiologist with Uganda Tuberculosis Implementation Research Consortium (U-TIRC) at Makerere University College of Health Sciences. His research interest is in reducing the inequality with regards to neglect of pediatric Tuberculosis especially in resource-limited settings. He pursued his Global Health Equity Scholars fellowship at Makerere and Yale University through a NIH/Fogarty International Centre grant through Berkeley University. His study aimed to evaluate the quality of diagnosis of pediatric tuberculosis and adherence to the standard guidelines as barriers to quality TB evaluation in children in Kampala. He has done spear headed numerous advocacy projects including Hepatitis B vaccination for all medical students, blood donation schemes, and breast cancer screening at Makerere University.

He is currently working under a USAID funded pediatric TB project at UTBSP (PI, Dr. Achilles Katamba) that aims at identifying barriers against diagnosis of TB among children in Kampala, generating and later evaluating interventions towards these barriers. He completed a pediatric TB project where he assessed the impact of a standardized approach to diagnosis of pediatric TB on case notification, and delay in initiating TB treatment in Kampala city. He has received several awards including a scholarship from University of California San Francisco-University of California Berkeley and Makerere University (UCSF-UCB-MU) collaboration under Fogarty, through Pulmonary Complications of AIDS Research Training (PART) Program to pursue masters’ training. He won a distinguished student’s award as the most outstanding undergraduate medical student at Makerere University College of Health Sciences in 2009/2010. He was awarded a scholarship for under-graduate students’ exchange program to Yale University USA in 2011 for his outstanding academic performance. He won a NIH funded Medical Education for Equitable Services to all Ugandans- Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MESAU-MEPI) research grant as a sub-awardee. He was listed on the prestigious vice-chancellor’s list at the undergraduate and post-graduate level having attained first class degree at both levels. He won a national scholarship from the government of Uganda for outstanding academic performance at high school to pursue his university education.

Over the past few years, she developed an interest in how to best use communication to sustain dialogue across borders, positively share ideas and opinions, and feed social change. She is the spokeswoman for Stories for Humanity, a Montreal-based participatory media, leading twice a year, a public discussion around one major social issue, through online platforms, printed publications and meaningful events. Past issues were on education, refugees and health. Furthermore, she frequently writes about political, societal and youth issues through her permanent blog on the Huffington Post and others national media.

Recently, she worked with Indigenous Peoples on environmental health, with research projects based in Nunavik and Eeyou Istchee in Quebec’s Nordic regions. She is interested in pursuing a career in public health, and in deepening her understanding of law, politics, and economics. She recently was elected as chair of a congress that will welcome 1,200 international medical students and residents in August2018 to Montreal.

As a speaker for the WUSC International Forum and Amnesty International, she wants to ignite passion for change and health equity and inspire others to pursue their passions. Claudel doesn’t intend to simply become a doctor, she wants to understand, act sustainably, and prompt others to do likewise.