From March 7 – 10, 2024, UW Department of Global Health attended the 2024 Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) conference in Los Angeles, CA. 

The weekend included faculty and graduate students sharing their research in seven posters presentations on research topics ranging from academic journal publishing to healthcare management in Lesotho to early hearing detection and intervention in Kenya.

DGH poster presentations spanned a wide range of global health topics which included the following: 

  • Ana Krause, START Center: The Economics and Inequalities of Open Access Publishing  

  • Alyson Shumays, Global WACh: Global Health Research Consortiums: When is it Time to Transition to Direct Funding  

  • Anya Nartker, eDGH: Revolutionizing Global Health Education: Cultivating Transformative Learning Experiences with an Introductory Online Course for Increased Enrollment Capacity and Enhanced Student Flexibility at the University of Washington  

  • Noel Daniel, START Center: Developing the Next Generation of Global Health Leaders: The University of Washington Strategic Analysis, Research and Training (START) Centers Approach  

  • Sonia Rao, Global WACh: Leveraging International Research Consortiums to Train and Mentor Early Career Investigators: The Design and Implementation of Two Support Programs in Enterics for Global Health Study  

  • Ermyas Birru, PhD student, Implementation Science: Decentralization of Primary Healthcare Management: Perspectives from Healthcare Workers in Lesotho  

  • Julie Nanavati, eDGH: Fighting Stigma, Raising Awareness, and Sharing Resources: An Online Global Mental Health Course 

Knowledge sharing continued with faculty and graduate students giving six engaging presentations on various global health topics such as translation and implementation science, the welcome keynote delivered by interim Chair, Carey Farquhar and plenary session, Power, Resources, and Equitable Partnerships in Global Health Research and Practice, which included DGH Master of Public Health alum, Biraj Karmacharya, moderated by Carey Farquhar.  

Friday and Saturday, DGH colleagues participated in the following six panels and presentations: 

  • The Welcome Keynote and Reflection delivered by interim Chair, Carey Farquhar

  • Plenary Session 1, a panel: Power, Resources, and Equitable Partnerships in Global Health Research and Practice, moderated by Carey Farquhar

  • CS16: The Lancet Commission on Cancer and Health Systems: Harnessing Synergies to Achieve Solutions, presented by Kristen Danforth, Teaching Associate. 

  • CS18: Oral Abstract Presentations: Decolonizing – Reforming Global Health, Equity, Justice, Global Health Education and Research, presented by Megan Nikiema of eDGH

  • CS25: Oral Abstracts: Translation and Implementation Science, Bridging Research to Policy, presented by Arantxa Sanchez Boluarte, Master of Public Health student. 

  • Global Health Debate: AI is a Threat to Global Health, featuring Abraham Flaxman, Associate Professor of Global Health. 

The eventful conference weekend ended with an awards presentation where UW PhD student in Global Health Metrics and Implementation Science – Implementation Science track, Ana Krause, received an award from the Lancet’s Annual Global Health Student Posters Competition for her poster, “The Economics and Inequities of Open Access Publishing.” 

View more photos from the conference in our CUGH 2024 photo album