UCGHI Black Lives Matter Task Force

Tom Coates, UCLA, Alexis Stanley, UCSF, Linda Shin, UCSF, Ushma Upadhyay, UCSF,  Samantha Ying, UCR, Federico Castillo, UCB, Stephanie Sumstine, UCLA,  Aaliyah Sade Murphy,  UCLA, Kemi Amin, UCSF, Sun Cotter, UCSF, Bridgette Smith, UCD, Haile Debas, UCSF. Not pictured: Eric Goosby, UCSF, Geremy Lowe, UCB

UCGHI stands in solidarity against systemic racism, police brutality, and injustice – atrocities that tear down the health and well-being of Black communities. To be silent and to continue with business as usual is to be complicit. We, as individuals and as an institution stand with you. Black Lives Matter.

The UC Global Health Institute has created a Black Lives Matter Task Force (June 9th, 2020) with faculty, staff, and student representation to develop specific plans to address systemic racism starting with our Institute and the health and educational inequities that affect African-American communities in a highly disproportionate way.

Our Members

  • Tom Coates, PhD
    UCGHI Director (Co-Chair)
  • Sun Yu Cotter, MPH
    UCGHI Deputy Director, (Co-Chair)
  • Kemi Amin
    Communications Director, UCGHI, UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences/Dept. of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  • Federico Castillo, PhD
    Lecturer, UC Berkeley, UCGHI Planetary Health Center of Expertise, Deputy Director
  • Eric Goosby, MD
    Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF, Institute for Global Health Sciences, Center for Global Health Delivery and Diplomacy, Director
  • Geremy Lowe
    UCGHI Planetary Health Center of Expertise Student Ambassador
  • Aaliyah Sade Murphy
    UCGHI Women’s Health Gender and Empowerment Center of Expertise Student Intern & Student Ambassador Alumna
  • Linda Shin
    UCGHI Program Assistant
  • Bridgette Smith, MPH
    International Programs Specialist, One Health Institute, UC Davis
  • Alexis Stanley, MS
    UCGHI Program & Communications Coordinator
  • Stephanie Sumstine, MPH
    Project Director, UCLA Center for Community Health, UCGHI Women’s Health, Gender and Empowerment Center of Expertise
  • Ushma Upadhyay, PhD, MPH
    Associate Professor, UCSF, UCGHI Women’s Health, Gender and Empowerment Center of Expertise, Director of Research
  • Samantha Ying, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Soil Biogeochemistry, UC Riverside, UCGHI Planetary Health Center of Expertise, Co-Director