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Committee on Global Health and Policy

About the Committee

The AMA-MSS Committee on Global and Public Health (CGPH) is responsible for reviewing current global and domestic public health issues in the literature, educating the MSS on public health topics, particularly on how public health projects can be implemented at MSS members’ institutions, organize and establish the AMA-MSS as a leader in public health, and more actively involve the MSS membership in public health initiatives.

Committee members

David Dornbos, Chair
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Andrew Osten, Vice Chair
Tufts University School of Medicine

Andrew Bucholz
UMDNJ - School of Osteopathic Medicine

Paul Cheung
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Mitchell Li
University of Massachusetts Medical School

John Luiza
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Nneoma Nwachuku
University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Toyin Okanlawon
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Krushangi Patel
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine

Global Health and Policy Resources

Informational Resources

World Health Organization- World Health Reports
These annual reports combine an expert assessment of global health, including statistics relating to all countries, with a focus on a specific subject each year. The main purpose of the report is to provide countries, donor agencies, international organizations, and others with the information they need to help them make policy and funding decisions.

Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge
This series of PBS documentaries examines what makes us sick, what keeps us healthy, and what it would take to give good health the upper hand.

Awakening Hippocrates: A Primer on Health, Poverty, and Global Service
This resource takes aim on helping health professionals better understand the reasons for global health disparities. The primer outlines the reasons why health professionals are essential to affecting change in current global affairs and how they can participate in serving those who are in need.