Global Health Student Advocacy Board

The University of Minnesota's Global Health Student Advocacy 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.


Global Health Student Advocacy Board

Co-Chairs for 2023-2024 Board

  • Amal Suri: First-year medical school student 
  • Sophia Park: Second-year medical school student 

2023-2024 Global Health Student Advocacy Board

Board Members

  • Erica Rapheal, School of Public Health
  • Jasmine Adam, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
  • Zaynab Somani, Medical School
  • Annie Griebie, Medical School
  • Elli Schwartz, Medical School
  • Drew Persson, Medical School
  • Zuag Paj, Medical School 
  • Makan Torabi, Medical School