UC Global Health Day 2022 is May 7th in Santa Cruz

UC Global Health Day 2022

Centering Social Justice in Community Health

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This system-wide conference on global health showcases the outstanding research, training and outreach taking place across the University of California and is an amazing opportunity for UC students, fellows, faculty, staff and visiting scholars to gather to share their work.

Interdisciplinary by nature and collaborative in spirit, global health efforts encompass a range of academic topics - from psychology to engineering to sustainability and economics, scholars are committed to improving the health of humans, animals and ecosystems around the globe. This event builds on the work of global health practitioners from UC and beyond by bringing together partners, leaders and young career professionals for a day of sharing and discussion.


8:30am-6:00pm PT


University of California, Santa Cruz
1156 High St
Santa Cruz, CA 95064


Virtual attendance: Free

In-person attendance:

  • High school students - free
  • Grad./prof. students - $20
  • UC faculty, staff and alums - $25
  • General admission - $30

UCGHD speakers

Chancellor Cynthia K. Larive, PhD

8:30am PT Chancellor Cynthia K. Larive, PhD

  • University of California, Santa Cruz
President Michael V. Drake, MD

8:35am PT President Michael V. Drake, MD  (recorded message)

  • University of California

8:40am PT Land Acknowledgement by Chairman Lopez & Alexii Sigona, PhD (c)

Rupa Marya, MD

Deep Medicine and the Care Revolution!
8:50am PT Rupa Marya, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, UCSF
  • Founder, Executive Instigator, Deep Medicine Circle
Vandana Shiva, PhD

The Planet’s Health & our Health is One Health (recorded presentation)
10:00am PT Vandana Shiva, PhD

  • Ecological Scientist and Activist, Food Sovereignty Advocate, Ecofeminist, trained in Physics and Philosophy of Science
  • Leader, International Forum on Globalization, Founder Navdanya

11:10am – 12:00pm PT  Breakout Sessions

12:00pm – 1:40pm PT Lunch & Poster Sessions

Ricky Bluthenthal, PhD, MA

Centering the disadvantaged: Reflections on community partnership & solidarity as research praxis
1:40pm PT Ricky Bluthenthal, PhD, MA

  • Professor and Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Department of Population and Public Health Sciences
  • Associate Dean for Social Justice, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

2:50pm – 3:40pm PT Breakout Sessions

Adriann Begay, MD

Relational Approaches in Indigenous Health: from Paternalism to Partnership
3:45pm PT Adriann Begay, MD

  • Navajo Nation Senior Advisor, HEAL Initiative
Cristina Rivera Carpenter, PhD, MSN, RN-BC

Relational Approaches in Indigenous Health: from Paternalism to Partnership
3:45pm PT Cristina Rivera Carpenter, PhD, MSN, RN-BC

  • Navajo Nation Program Officer, HEAL Initiative


Ndola Prata, MD, MSc

Ndola Prata, MD, MSc

  • Co-Director, UC Global Health Institute
  • Professor In-Residence, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, UC Berkeley
Samantha Ying, Phd

Samantha Ying, PhD

  • Co-Director of Planetary Health Center of Expertise, UC Global Health Institute
  • Assistant Professor of Soil Biogeochemistry, UC Riverside
The band Rupa and The April Fishes

5:00pm – 6:00pm PT Evening Performance
Rupa & The April Fishes

Playing at the UCSC Quarry Amphitheater