Program Overview

Saturday, April 24, 2021
10:00 AM-12:30 PM PT


Welcome Speaker:President Michael V. Drake MD (he/him/his), University of California Office of the President
Introducing President Drake: Tom Coates (he/him/his), Director of UC Global Health Institute, UCLA*

Opening Keynote Speaker: Radmilla Cody, (she/her/hers) Community Advocate, Community Organizer, Grammy-nominated Singer

Regional Indigenous Perspectives Panel


Andrea Garcia (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikarashe) (she/her/hers), Physician Specialist at LA County Department of Mental Health, UCB/UCSF alum, National Clinician Scholars Program (UCLA) alum
Beth Rose Middleton Manning (she/her/hers), Professor/Department Chair of UC Davis Department of Native American Studies
Mark LeBeau, (Pit River Nation enrolled in the Illmawi Band) Chief Executive Officer for the California Rural Indian Health Board Inc.
Virginia Hedrick, (Yurok/Karuk) (she/her/hers) Executive Director for the California Consortium for Urban Indian Health, UCLA alum

Moderator: Samantha Ying (ze/she), Co-Director of Planetary Health COE, UC Riverside Assistant Professor of Soil Biogeochemistry, UC Riverside*

Global Panel

Elvin Geng (he/him/his), Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, UC Berkeley alum, UCSF Fellowship alum in Infectious Disease
Eric Goosby (he/him/his), Professor of Medicine at UCSF, Biden-Harris COVID-19 Task Force*
Hollis Wong-Wear (she/her/hers), Singer/Songwriter, Grammy Nominee, Facilitator & Educator, Community Advocate

ModeratorNdola Prata (she/her/hers) Co-Director of Women’s Health Gender & Empowerment COE, Professor Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health, UC Berkeley

Creative Expressions Contest winners announced!

Keynote SpeakerLaura Mkumba (she/her/hers), co-Founder of Duke University Decolonizing Global Health Working Group, Clinical Research Assistant at FHI 360

Early Career Professionals Panel

Johnson Lyimo (he/him/his), PhD student at UC San Francisco, Institute for Global Health Sciences 
Nykki Velora Jones (she/hers/her), Recent MPH graduate of UCLA Fielding School of Public Health 
Siana Nkya (she/her/hers), UCGHI GloCal Health Fellowship alum, University of Dar es Salaam, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences 

Moderator: Bridgette Smith (she/her/hers), (Moderator, PhD student at UC Davis)*

Closing Plenary Speaker: Javon Johnson (he/him/his), Assistant Professor, Director of African American and African Diaspora Studies, University of Nevada Las Vegas