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 local section-level implementation of public health projects.
Divya Sharma, Chair
Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School
Helen Myers, Vice Chair
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Florida State University College of Medicine
University of Alabama School of Medicine Birmingham
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
University of Florida College of Medicine
Marshall University School of Medicine - West Virginia
UCLA Geffen School of Medicine
University of Mississippi Medical Center
UCSF School of Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
The AMA-MSS CGPH is joining the AMA Foundation's mission for health literacy to use our network of students around the country to disperse health literacy kits to hospitals, clinics and organizations at the local level. Below is more information on how you can get involved!
Great Figures in Public Health
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 section 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 medical student section 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.