The Advisory Board Committee provides a broader perspective on matters facing The Network: TUFH, including strategy, partnerships, member benefits, and other opportunities. The Advisory Committee is made up of Task Force Chairs, Eminences, Partner Organizations, Thought Leaders, Immediate Past President of SNO, and co-editor of Education for Health.
The Advisory Committee is composed of a cross section of academia, health systems, community health industry leaders and global institution field builders.
Collectively, the Advisory Board Committee frames the annual Primary Global Health Care Issues/Challenges leading toward global and regional policy recommendations. The Advisory Board Committee does this through hosting weekly thought leadership symposiums, publishing best practice journal editions, hosting annual Solutions Challenges and publishing Policy/Position Papers.
Arthur Kaufman, MD is a Distinguished Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Vice Chancellor for Community Health at the University of New Mexico; the Director of the Health Extension Regional Officers (HEROs) Program and Director of the Community Health Workers Initiatives Program; Director of the University of New Mexico’s W.H.O. Collaborating Center; and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine He served in the U.S.P.H.S Indian Health Service in South Dakota and New Mexico.
Head, Discipline of Rural and Remote Medicine Rural Clinical School The University of Queensland, Australia
Candice Chen, MD, MPH, is the Chair of Beyond Flexner Alliance (BFA) and an Associate Professor in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.
Charles Boelen is a medical doctor (University of Liège, Belgium, 1966 ), specialized in public health (Université de Montréal, Canada), epidemiology ( McGill University, Montreal), health system management (Harvard and Stanford, USA)and education of health professionals ( Université de Paris XIII, France )
prof Ciraj Ali Mohammed, Deputy Director of the Centre for Continuing Education and Interprofessional Development, is a Professor of Microbiology at Manipal University
David Bor, MD serves as the Chief Academic Officer for Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). Dr. Bor previously served as CHA’s chief of medicine for 21 years during which time he trained, mentored, and recruited hundreds of providers and current leaders
Dr. Marsh is the Chief Medical Director for Canadian Addiction Treatment Centres and Professor Clinical Sciences at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.
Professor at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Xochimilco. Deyanira is an experienced Professor with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education.
Professor, Discipline of General Practice, University of Newcastle Professor Pond has served 2 full terms as the Western Pacific Regional Representative of The Network: TUFH Board of Directors.
Erin Corriveau, MD, MPH is a practicing physician, mentor and educator in primary care and population health. She is the director of undergraduate medical education at the University of Kansas department of Family Medicine and Community Health.
Born in Santiago, Chile, Fernando Mora-Carrasco attended Medical School of the University of Chile. He finished his Ph.D. Program in Microbiology at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in 1962.
Dr. Frances Hughes is an internationally recognized, respected health care leader in Nursing, Health Policy, and Mental health. She has worked with 18 governments over the past 25 years in New Zealand, Australia and Pacific.
Pediatrician MPH. MSc. Associate Professor Family Medicine and Population Health – Faculty of Medicine – University of La Sabana. Consultant in maternal and child health education and community health.
Dr. Garth Manning is an international consultant of considerable experience, working mainly in the fields of primary health care development, educational reform, development and delivery of training programmes and development of family medicine organisations.
After qualifying from Queens University Belfast in 1979, and after 14 years as a practicing family doctor, with time as GP Trainer and Course Organizer.
Geneviève Moineau, MD, FRCPC, is President and CEO of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC). The AFMC is the academic partnership of Canada’s faculties of medicine, whose mission is to achieve excellence in education, research and care for the health of all Canadians, through collective leadership, expertise and advocacy.
Managing Director, SHE Collaborates, Maastricht University.
Hester Julie is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Western Cape where she has been a faculty member since 1989. She was responsible for coordinating the Clinical Teaching Program, Service-learning and Community Engagement in the School of Nursing from 2015 to 2017.
Dr. Cameron was a remote area General Practitioner in Australia. For the last 20 years, he was CEO of an NGO promoting the rural and remote health workforce. He was the West Pacific representative on the Management Committee of The Network TUFH for many years.
Jennifer Edwards, PhD, serves as the Principal Research Scientist at the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI). Jennifer is a lifetime health advocate who is passionate about program innovation, health equity, and social action. Jennifer previously served as principal investigator and program manager on U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grants at the Dallas County Health Department.
Dr. John Cranmer is a health system strategist and primary care clinician who creates interdisciplinary solutions for complex global health problems using community-clinic collaboration, health system quality improvement and evidence-based care strategies.
Dr. John Gilbert has been a seminal leader in the education of health professionals in British Columbia, Canada and internationally. His vision and leadership led to the concept of interprofessional education being developed as a central tenet of collaborative person-centered practice and care. Dr. John Gilbert is founding Principal & Professor Emeritus, College of Health Disciplines, University of British Columbia.
John graduated in Medicine 1960 at Middlesex Hospital London. His career has spanned mission hospital medicine in Zambia; clinical gastroenterology; research in physiology of the gut; leadership roles in new and innovative medical schools in Canada, Iran, Nigeria and England, He was Dean of the Newcastle Medical School from 1984 to 1977, founding chair of the Australian Medical Council Accreditation Committee, overseeing the quality medical of schools nationally; Chair of the Rural Undergraduate Steering Committee, expanding medical education rural areas; Chair of the Study of Quality of Australian Health Care investigating safety and adverse outcomes of health care. For the World Health Organisation he has been Consultant in Medical Education and Chair of the WHO Diarrhoeal Diseases Control Programme. He led the AusAID Partnership between medical schools of Newcastle University and Walter Sisulu University in South Africa. Through all this he has been supported valiantly by his wife Alison, herself an Obstetrician.
Dr. Garcia has more than 30 years of experience in the area of health systems and services (HSS) and human resources for health (HRH) development. He graduated as a medical doctor at the University of Salamanca (Spain) in 1983. Between 1983 and 1987 worked as a general practitioner in rural areas of central Spain. In 1988 he moved to Trinity College (University of Dublin, Ireland) to obtain his Master and Ph.D. Degrees in Public Health. During this period, he serviced simultaneously as a clinician, lecturer, researcher and voluntary consultant for NGOs in several African countries. In 1992 he returned to Spain and until 1999 he occupied different managerial and teaching posts for the Ministry of Health and the National Institute of Health, with special focus in primary health care, clinical epidemiology and human resources for health development.
Judy Lewis helped found the Women and Health Task Force of the Network TUFH in 1991, and currently serves on the Management Committee of Women and Health Together for the Future. Prof. Lewis is a public health sociologist who has been on the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center for over 40 years. She is currently Professor Emeritus of Community Medicine and Pediatrics. She developed many child health programs in Hartford, CT USA, including one of the first school-based health clinic programs.
Julian Fisher is a policy advisor and analyst specializing in health workforce education, social and environmental determinants of health, and global oral health.
Dr. Khalifa Elmusharaf is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health at University of Limerick. He was trained and began his career as an obstetrician anf gynaecologist. He has worked for more than fifteen years as a researcher, project manager, lecturer and health system specialist in academia, ministries of health, and international organizations.
Co-Founder and Strategy Officer for Global and Community Health Dr. Laura Chanchien Parajón, a family physician, medical missionary (International Ministries), and public health professional, co-founded AMOS Health and Hope with her husband, David, and has worked in the health equity “trenches” of rural Nicaragua for the past 18 years. She has a strong call to work towards a world where every child has the opportunity to thrive and live an abundant life.
Malika Fair, MD, MPH is the Director of Public Health Initiatives at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Dr. Fair directs both the Urban Universities for HEALTH (Health Equity through Alignment, Leadership, and Transformation of Health Workforce) project and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Cooperative Agreement with AAMC. Dr. Fair is also an Assistant Clinical Professor and practicing physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine of The George Washington University.
Margaret Tromp is a family physician in Picton where she has a full spectrum practice. She is the President of the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada. She is a member of the Prince Edward Family Health Team and an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Queen’s University.
Professor in Family Medicine Deputy Dean responsible for undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University. Principal Investigator Stellenbosch University Rural Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI).
Associate Professor Noeline Nakasujja is the Chair for the Department of Psychiatry at the College of Health Sciences, Makerere University. Her research interests include geriatric psychiatry and cognitive impairment in HIV/AIDS.
Peter Pype is a post-doctoral researcher working at the department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care at Ghent University and collaborating with the End-of-Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) & Ghent University since 2016. He studied Medicine at the KUL in Leuven and obtained his Master’s degree in 1991. He holds a PhD in Health Sciences (2014).
Dr. Pratyush Kumar is a family physician with an interest in rural health and primary care policy and research. He chairs WONCA Rural South Asia and WONCA executive member at large. He is currently working in rural areas of Bihar and also associated with the Department of Geriatrics at Patna Medical College hospital.
Dr. Ray Markham has worked in rural family practice for over 20 years. He has had a diverse and productive medical career that has taken him across the globe. Born in Zimbabwe and trained in South Africa, Dr. Markham first immigrated to Canada in 1992, where he practiced for three years in rural Newfoundland.
Robert F Woollard, MD, CCFP, FCFP Professor, UBC Department of Family Practice Dr. Woollard is Professor of Family Practice at UBC. He has extensive national and international experience in the fields of medical education, the social accountability of medical schools, ecosystem approaches to health, and sustainable development.
Roger Strasser AM Professor of Rural Health Dean and CEO Northern Ontario School of Medicine Lakehead and Laurentian Universities Canada Professor Roger Strasser is a leader in the global reform of health professional education. Recognizing the importance of context and community in medical education and research, Professor Strasser has gained an international reputation for developing and refining novel strategies to train health professionals in and for rural communities.
Medical Doctorate, MHPE, FAIMER Fellow, UNESCO TOT Full professor in Forensic Medicine Ain Shams University, Director of ASU-MENA-FRI My “one day” is “Today”. I believe in justice and educational reform that is built on justice and objective. I have a wide experience in project management and proposal writing after being a part of the Ministry of Higher Education EU project team for quite some time. Learning to plan and write strategies added to my capacity as a health professions educator and I believe added a lot to my direction and unique approach.
Sarah Kiguli, MBCHB, M.MED (MAK), MHPE(Maastricht) is a Paediatrician and Health Profession Educationalist. She is a Professor and Past Head, Department of Paediatrics & Child Health, and Past Chairperson of the Teaching and Learning Committee of the Makerere University College of Health Science, Makerere University.
Mrs. Vibeke Westh is the former (2007 – 2019) President of the Danish Nurses Organization, Capital Region and Former President of the Danish Nurse Organization Capital Country (1995 – 2007). She is a Registered Nurse since 1987. Mrs. Westh is very active in national and regional health boards and associations including, but not limited to Unicef Denmark committee; Danish Nurses Organization; Metropol University College, Copenhagen, and EFFNMA / WHO Europa standing committee for nurses and midwives.
Born in Durban, South Africa, he studied at the University of Natal Medical School. This medical school was a hotbed of anti-apartheid activism and Shabir spent a bit time in the 1980s as a student in jail. He started practicing in 1990 as a general practitioner (GP) in Kokstad, a small rural town near poverty-stricken Transkei, and rose rapidly through the ranks of the African National Congress (ANC). He turned down a seat in the first post-apartheid parliament in South Africa in 1994 and continued as a GP in Kokstad.
Prof Steve Reid is a Family Physician with extensive experience in clinical practice, education and research in the field of rural health in South Africa. He holds a MBChB degree from the University of Cape Town, a Masters in Family Medicine from Medunsa, and a PhD in Education from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Dr Surekha Tayade -Narrative Bio Dr. Surekha Tayade, MBBS, MD, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynaecology), MNAMS, FICOG, ACME, FAIMER Fellow did her graduation and post-graduation from Government Medical College, Nagpur. She joined the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences Sewagram, India in 2002, is a full Professor since 2011 and presently heads an independent unit at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, DMIMS, DU, Wardha.
Tine Hansen-Turton is President and Chief Executive Officer of Woods. Ms. Hansen-Turton is an Executive with more than 20 years of experience in health and human services senior management, executive leadership and consulting.
Trevor Gibbs holds the positions of WHO Consultant in Medical Education, Adolescent Health & Primary Care, Senior International Development Officer for the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), Chairman of the AMEE Fellowship Committee, Educational Consultant for International Affairs RCGP Scotland and Educational Consultant to WONCA and the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME).
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