Committee on Global and Public Health
About the Committee
The AMA-MSS Committee on Global and Public Health (CGPH) is responsible for reviewing current domestic and global public health issues and educating medical student members of the AMA on these issues. CGPH also seeks to involve medical students in public health initiatives by facilitating chapter-level implementation of public health projects.
Committee membersUniversity of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lauren Page Black, Chair
University of Florida College of Medicine
Jared Brown, Vice Chair
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
Mayo Medical School
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Baylor College of Medicine
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
About Public Health
Great Figures in Public Health
Public Health Resources
Public Health Toolkits and Issue Briefs
The Committee on Global and Public Health has created a number of presentations and accompanying documents that include additional resources and/or discussion questions for MSS members to download and use at their local chapter level in educating students about global and public health topics.
- World AIDS Day issue brief
- Adolescent sexual health education issue brief, and presentation
- Bioterrorism presentation and presenter's notes
- Childhood unintentional injuries presentation, presenter's notes, and additional resources
- Health disparities presentation and presenter's notes
- Childhood obesity presentation
- Meningococcal vaccine issue brief
- Dangers of texting while driving issue brief
- Bicycle helmets issue brief
The Committee on Global and Public Health has created a guide to public health training opportunities tailored for medical students. It’s our hope that you use this as a starting point for your involvement with medicine, leadership, and public health.
The Committee on Global and Public Health also compiled a list of databases, books, films, and internet resources, which can provide your AMA-MSS chapter with information about public health topics including the following: general public health overview, the uninsured, health disparities and cultural competency, HIV/AIDS, health and human rights, and environmental health and population growth.