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 and 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.

Learn more about Global Health Student Advisory Board Co-Chairs.


Global Health Student Advisory Board

New Co-Chairs for 2020-2021 Board

2019-2020 Global Health Student Advisory 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