Global Health Student Advisory Board

The University of Minnesota's Global Health Student Advisory Board (GHSAB) is an interprofessional global health student group. This committee of student representatives from graduate and professional programs across the Health Sciences works to educate and mobilize the next generation of socially responsible global health professionals.

GHSAB meets once per month between October and March, advises the Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility (CGHSR) on programs and activities, and promotes ethical student initiatives and opportunities for learning within global health systems. Applications are open in September of each school year.

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2019-2020 Board


  • Julianne Tieu, College of Pharmacy
  • Caroline Sell, School of Public Health & Law School

Board Members

Jesse Abelson, Medical School
Morgan Braza, School of Dentistry
Amanda Christensen, School of  Nursing
Asiya Hassan, School of  Nursing
Michelle Kihara, Medical School
Kristine Nachbor, Medical School
Bethany O'Bryan, College of Veterinary Medicine
Paige Palomaki, College of Veterinary Medicine
Ian Passe, School of Public Health
Julia Smachlo, College of Veterinary Medicine & School of Public Health
Phoebe Strell, College of Veterinary Medicine
Mina Vang, College of Pharmacy
Sara Varghese, College of Pharmacy
Brooke Vierling, School of Dentistry
Vanessa Voller, School of Public Health & College of Education and Human Development
Richie Houhong Xu, School of Public Health