The Global Health Student Advisory Board (GHSAB) is a diverse team of dedicated and enthusiastic upperclassmen who represent the Global Health Program and assist with program development and projects like the Global Health Case Competition and the Global and Public Health Experiential Learning Symposium. GHSAB works to create spaces for students in the Global and Public Health Sciences major and Global Health minor to build community through campus events, mentorship, and more.
The Cornell Global Health Program offers students who successfully participate in one of the Global Health Summer Programs the opportunity to serve as a student program assistant upon their return to Cornell's campus. These student program assistants provide programmatic and administrative support for the programs and act as leaders for the next cohort of students participating in the program. Program assistants play an active role in peer facilitation, and are involved with the program through TA-ships to lead the Pre-Departure Seminars in the Spring semester for each Global Health Summer Program. They may also travel with the student cohort to assist with the abroad program.
Each program assistant works closely with the Global Health Program teaching team, receiving extensive mentorship throughout the academic year and building leadership skills. All student program assistants receive training in facilitation of critical reflection, leadership, group development, intercultural competency, and risk management through a series of training seminars. They then have the opportunity to apply their training on campus as teaching assistants, or to travel back to the field with the next cohort of students. This leadership role is an excellent opportunity for students to serve as peer mentors, and to guide students through their shared experiences abroad.
photo: NS 2600: Intro to Global Health TAs - Spring 2020
Following their experiences with the Global Health Program at Cornell, our alumni go on to engage in a wide variety of disciplines and careers related to global and public health. Many of our students pursue further education, whether that be to obtain a Master of Public Health, a Medical Degree, or a Law Degree. Others move directly into the realms of research, non-profit work, teaching, or the Peace Corps.
Alumni actively support the Cornell Global Health Program (GHP) in many ways. Some members of our alumni network act as mentors to current undergraduates and judges for the Case Competition. Other Cornell and GHP alumni have created travel grants to support student participation in our Global Health Summer Programs. We welcome and encourage alumni engagement. Contact us if you are interested in learning about how to be more involved!
Affiliated Faculty and Staff
- Ramaswami Balasubramaniam, M.D.
- Kate Dickin, Ph.D.
- Jen Downs, M.D.
- Julia Finkelstein, M.P.H., S.D.
- Daniel Fitzgerald, M.D.
- Elizabeth Fox, Ph.D., R.D.N.
- Lorraine Francis, M.P.H.
- Linnie Golightly, M.D.
- Adi Grabiner-Keinan, Ph.D.
- Roy Gulick, M.D., M.P.H.
- Laura Harrington, Ph.D.
- Stacey Langwick, Ph.D., M.P.H.
- Tashara Leak, Ph.D., R.D.
- Saurabh Mehta, MBBS, Sc.D.
- Gen Meredith, M.P.H., Ph.D.
- Jyoti Mathad, M.D.
- Muna Ndulo, D.Phil.
- David Pelletier, Ph.D.
- Donna Ramil
- Kathleen Rasmussen, Sc.D., R.D.
- Leah Sweet
- Alex Travis, Ph.D.
- Monroe Weber-Shirk, Ph.D.