Online Program

Incubating Global Health Leaders for the 21st Century: Equipping the next generation to tackle our world’s most pressing health challenges

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 11:11 a.m. - 11:23 a.m.

Maya Cohen, GlobeMed, Evanston, IL
In addressing ways to maintain future momentum in global health, the question of a leadership pipeline into the field is paramount. Tomorrow's leaders will be faced with rapidly evolving challenges, possibilities, and tools with which to respond. Today's undergraduate students must be equipped to thrive in the global health landscape they will inherit.

This presentation will explore emerging extracurricular approaches to developing global health leaders at the undergraduate level. Specifically, it will explore the ways in which student-led campus organizations featuring peer-driven learning and organizing, long term international partnerships, and collaboration across a global network can prepare undergraduates as global health leaders. The discussion will explore the extent to which such experiences are equipping students with a comprehensive toolbox to effect change from the community to the policy level.

Learning Areas:

Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related education
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe the growth and evolution of undergraduate opportunities for global health engagement on U.S. college campuses. Explain the need and opportunity for new types of engagement and experiential learning to prepare students as 21st century global health leaders. Discuss emerging models of campus-based organizations that are bridging global education, international partnerships, and networks to develop a leadership pipeline for global health.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have served as GlobeMed’s Executive Director for the past 2.5 years, innovating and testing approaching to developing students and alumni into exceptional leaders for global health.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.