2019 CUGH Conference    I    March 8 - 10, 2019   I   Satellite Sessions  March 7, 2019   |   Hilton  Chicago Hotel    I   Chicago, IL​​

Satellite Session | HALF DAY Workshop

Advancing Your Global Health Career: Tips and Insights from
Global Health Leaders


Thursday March 7, 2019
Time: 1pm to 5pm
Room: PDR 2 / 3rd Level

Hilton Chicago Hotel
Chicago, Ilinois

  • Registration is free but required.
  • Registration for the satellite session is separate from registration for the CUGH conference.

CUGH Trainee Advisory Committee (TAC)

Zayan Mahmooth   

Núria Casamitjana Badia
Jessica Evert
Anna B. Filip
Roger I. Glass
Angelina Gordon
Ann Kurth
Olufunmilayo I. Olopade
Zoë Mullan
Dr. Sharon Rudy

This half-day, trainee-led satellite session offers participants the unique opportunity to hear from distinguished global health leaders on their respective career paths. This session gives trainees and students the chance to establish or broaden their peer networks by meeting and working with interdisciplinary professionals who share a common interest in advancing the field of global health. Participants will be able to engage with a number of experts and scholars from multidisciplinary backgrounds within the global health community while strengthening fundamental skills in career planning within global health.

1:00 – 1:10 pm – Introductions by TAC Member

1:10 – 2:10 pm – First panel discussion and Q&A

2:10 – 2:25 pm – Break

2:25 – 3:00 pm – Participants’ small group activity (Working on your elevator pitch)

3:00 – 4:00 pm – Second panel discussion and Q&A

4:00 – 5:00 pm – Concluding Activities led by Dr. Sharon Rudy,  Senior Global Health Director for Public Health Institute and Director of Global Health Fellows Program-II

Zayan Mahmooth is a fourth year medical student at Emory University School of Medicine applying into General Surgery residency. Prior to medical school, he obtained a degree in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and an MSPH at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In addition to his clinical and surgery research, he has worked and researched on public health issues in Iraq and in Baltimore and Atlanta in the United States. He has an interest in health systems and reducing healthcare disparities at the local and global level. He can be followed on Twitter at @ZayanMahmooth.

Núria Casamitjana Badia is the Training and Education Director at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, ISGlobal. Dr Casamitjana holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and a doctorate from the University of Barcelona (UB), and a masters in occupational health from the UB/University Pompeu Fabra. She has over 25 years’ experience as a lecturer and researcher at the UB Faculty of Pharmacy and as a lecturer on bachelor, masters and doctorate courses in Spain and Africa. She is Co-Director of the ISGlobal-UB Master of Global Health and coordinator of the international health programme within the UB Master in Clinical Research. She is currently a member of the executive board of the Network for Education in International Health, tropEd, and the European Academic Global Health Alliance and represents the UB in the EUROLIFE International Health Alliance and the Coimbra Group of European Universities Africa-Caribbean-Pacific (ACP) Task Force for cooperation and development in higher education institutions in ACP countries.

Jessica Evert, MD, is Executive Director of Child Family Health International (CFHI) and a faculty member in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where she instructs in Global Health and community-based underserved care and helped develop, as well as completed, the Global Health Clinical Scholars residency track. She is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Medicine and is a longtime advocate for health-related international education quality and ethical standards. Dr. Evert is a recipient of Global Health Education Consortium's prestigious Christopher Krogh Award for her dedication to underserved populations at home and abroad.  Dr. Evert's research and advocacy areas of focus are the ethics of global educational engagement, competency-based international education, health disparities, asset-based programmatics and reflection.

Anna B. Filip, M.D., is a family medicine physician at Christiana Care Health System. She joined Christiana Care most recently as assistant residency director and associate professor of medicine with the Department of Family Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University and family physician at Thundermist Health Center, with hospital appointments at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and Kent County Hospital. Dr. Filip is board-certified in family medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Filip earned her medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University Medical College and completed her residency in family and community medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She completed the Brown University Department of Family Medicine Faculty Development in Global Health Fellowship. Dr. Filip has served as a resident faculty preceptor and advisor, procedural skills workshop leader, and fellowship faculty and lecturer at Brown and affiliated health care institutions.

Roger I. Glass, M.D., Ph.D., has served as the Director of the Fogarty International Center and Associate Director for International Research at NIH since 2006. Dr. Glass graduated from Harvard College in 1967, received a Fulbright Fellowship to study at the University of Buenos Aires in 1967, and received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and his M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1972. He was a Scientist at the International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research in Bangladesh from 1979-1983 and returned to Sweden where he received his doctorate from the University of Goteborg. Dr. Glass's research interests are in the prevention of gastroenteritis from rotaviruses and noroviruses through the application of novel scientific research. He is fluent and often lectures in five languages. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Glass has co-authored more than 600 research papers and chapters.

Angelina Gordon is the Director of Academic Partnerships and Communications for the USAID-funded Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) project, implemented by the Public Health Institute (PHI). She has 12 years of experience in communications and learning approaches for global health as well as programmatic experience in maternal, child and newborn health for donors including USAID, Gates Foundation and DFID. Ms. Gordon formerly served as the chief communications and knowledge management (KM) strategist for international programs at Save the Children USA, where she created the organization’s first learning strategy and evaluation framework. She has international global health experience in Afghanistan, Guatemala, Lebanon, Pakistan, South Africa, Thailand, Uganda, United Kingdom, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ms. Gordon earned a Master’s Degree in International Development Policy and Liberal Studies from Georgetown University.

Ann Kurth, PhD, CNM, MPH, FAAN, is Dean and Linda Koch Lorimer Professor, Yale University School of Nursing, and Professor of Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health. Dr. Kurth is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Medicine and a member of the 2014-2018 US Preventive Services Task Force, which sets screening and primary care prevention guidelines for the United States. She is the 2018–2020 chair of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. An epidemiologist and clinically-trained nurse-midwife, Dr. Kurth’s research focuses on HIV/reproductive health and global health system strengthening. Dr. Kurth has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and scholarly monographs and presented at hundreds of scientific conferences and invited talks. Dr. Kurth is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.

Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, MD, FACP, is the Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago and an expert in cancer risk assessment and individualized treatment for the most aggressive forms of breast cancer, having developed novel management strategies based on an understanding of the altered genes in individual patients. Dr. Olopade has received numerous honors and awards, including honorary degrees from North Central, Dominican, Bowdoin and Princeton universities. She is also a recipient of the Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist and Exceptional Mentor Award, an American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professorship, a MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Fellowship and Officer of the Order of the Niger Award. Dr. Olopade is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. She currently serves on the board of directors for the American Board of Internal Medicine, the National Cancer Advisory Board, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Cancer IQ and the Lyric Opera.

Zoë Mullan is the Editor-in-Chief of the open access journal, The Lancet Global Health. She trained in Biochemistry at the University of Bath, UK, before joining the publishing world in 1997 as a Scientific Information Officer with CAB International. She moved on to The Lancet in 1999, where she has worked since, variously as a technical editor, section editor, and founding editor of The Lancet Global Health.

Dr. Sharon Rudy, PhD., is Program Director for the Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II at the Public Health Institute (PHI). Funded by USAID, the $250,000,000 Fellowship/Internship program helps to build the next generation of global health professionals. Under Dr. Rudy’s leadership, GHFP-II has conducted and published “The PHI/GHFP-II Employer’s Study: The Hidden barriers Between Domestic and Global Health Careers and Crucial Competencies for Success.” In her previous role as Senior Faculty at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Dr. Rudy spent almost a decade working in Anglophone Africa designing, implementing and evaluating national behavior change communication programs and client-provider interaction interventions. She has also worked in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia implementing performance improvement and training programs through University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Rudy holds a PhD in Counseling and Organizational Consulting, is a published author and holds a ‘secret’ security clearance.