Essential to Capitalism but Forgotten in the Harvest: LGBTQIA+ Farmworkers and the Continued Rise in Anti-Queer Regimes

June 5, 2023

Over the last year, the criminalization of marginalized identities has increased substantially. Specifically, U.S. laws and policies that criminalize Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) people and undocumented individuals have even been debated at the federal level, creating uncertainty for many individuals.

Navigating Challenges & Inspiring Success: The Significance of Queer Mentorship in Academia

June 5, 2023

Queer mentorship holds transformative power that extends beyond shaping the lives of sexual and gender minority (SGM) scholars; it has the potential to revolutionize the hierarchical systems within academic institutions.

Community-Building as Resilience-Building: The Power of Support Groups for HIV-Positive Trans Mental Health Services

June 5, 2023

Ms. Billie Cooper knows exactly when she was diagnosed with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). It was May 15, 1985. “I’m a walking testimony for HIV and AIDS [acquired immunodeficiency syndrome] because I was there in the early days,” she says.

The Power of Research to Create Dialogue About AAPI Women’s Experiences with Sexual Violence

May 2, 2023
What was reported as the first large cluster of the COVID-19 virus initially in Wuhan, China quickly devolved into a sharp increase in racist and violent attacks against people of Asian descent online and in-person, often the elderly. This rise in the visibility of hate crimes highlighted the often unreported anti-Asian sentiments already present in American society.

Get to know CGHJ’s New Associate Director, Sean Arayasirikul!

May 2, 2023
We caught up with the Center for Gender & Health Justice’s new Associate Director, Sean Arayasirikul, PhD to learn more about their inspiration working in public health, the ways in which their genderqueer Thai American identity has influenced their journey, advice to future public health scholars, and their path to UCGHI.

Deeper Than Race: How Reluctance to Examine Black American Diversity Obscures the Maternal Health Crisis

April 5, 2023

Taking Root Across the UC: Expanding Latinx and the Environment to UC Riverside and Beyond

April 5, 2023

How Iran’s Woman. Life. Freedom. Movement Shaped a Movement across the UC System

March 8, 2023
The unjust death of Mahsa Amini on September 16, 2022, sparked outrage and protests in Iranian streets and abroad. Yalda Shahram, MD, along with colleagues, formed WomanLifeFreedom at UCSF with a mission to achieve solidarity and raise awareness about the growing movement in Iran.

Paving the Way for the Field of Disability Studies

March 8, 2023
There are individuals at the University of California driving the rapid growth of Disability Studies across US-based college campuses. Scholars and students such as David Serlin, Rachel Fox, and Zoha Raad-Mazzeo are paving the way for this field, combining scholarship, activism, and advocacy in revolutionary ways.

How a UC scholar and UC faculty member are centering Black health

February 16, 2023
In the battle against systemic racism, the realm of global health is far from immune to its negative and often destructive impact. As Black communities remain disproportionately and deeply affected by racist policies and structures that obstruct their well-being and access to care, the work of leaders like Bridgette Smith and Dr. Karen Lincoln becomes imperative.

UCGHI Receives UC Online Awards

February 14, 2023
Congratulations to UCGHI Education Director Dele Ogunseitan for  receiving $150,000 from UC Online for digital inclusion to further support UCGHI's educational activities across UC in global health!

UCSF CHESA Statement on the Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

February 13, 2023
A message from Doruk Ozgediz, Director of CHESA, Professor of Pediatric Surgery

Meet Our 2022 Summer Work Fellows

January 27, 2023
The UCGHI Planetary Health Center of Expertise Summer Work Experience Program helps UC students gain valuable work experience by pairing them with host mentors from the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the California Department of Conservation, and the California Department of Public Health.

A Message From UCGHI Director Madhavi Dandu

January 26, 2023

Former GloCal fellow Dr. Archana Siddaiah publishes book on mental health

January 19, 2023

GloCal alumnus Archana Siddaiah, MD, made great use of her recent maternity leave to write a book on mental health in Kannada, the official language of the Indian state of Karnataka where she works.

The Impacts of COVID-19 on People Living with HIV/AIDS

December 14, 2022

This year’s 2022 World AIDS Day slogan, Equalize is a call to action and as the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) describes, “a prompt for all of us to work for the proven practical actions needed to address inequalities and help end AIDS.”

GloCal fellow Dr. Ouambo Hervé featured in NIEHS newsletter

December 2, 2022
GloCal Cameroonian fellow Dr. Ouambo Hervé was featured in the October 2022 Global Environmental Health Newsletter of the NIEHS.

Letter from the Director

October 12, 2022

GloCal/UPCH "Conducting Global Health Research" certificate program initiated

October 11, 2022

On Wednesday, October 5, 2022, the first class of the "Conducting Global Health Research" international certificate program was launched, with seven GloCal fellows from the U.S., Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Thailand, and Bolivia participating.

2021-2022 GloCal Fellow Angel Algarin Receives K Award and Begins New Faculty Position

September 19, 2022

Closely following the completion of his GloCal Health Fellowship, 2021-2022 program alumnus Dr. Angel Algarin has already been appointed to a new faculty position and received a K award to continue his global health research!

UCGHI statement in response to Roe v. Wade

June 27, 2022

Last Friday’s news that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision declaring the constitutional right to abortion, is a gut punch to the local and global health community’s work in health, gender equity, and social justice.

UCGHI Welcomes new Director!

June 22, 2022

The UC Global Health Institute is excited to announce that Dr. Madhavi Dandu will serve as UCGHI’s new Director starting July 1st, 2022.

Center Name Change: Announcing the Center for Gender and Health Justice

May 31, 2022

After careful consideration and reviewing community feedback, the UCGHI Women's Health, Gender and Empowerment Center of Expertise is changing their name to the Center for Gender and Health Justice.

Dr. Tom Coates Reflects on a Trailblazing Career as he Fulfills his term as UCGHI Director

May 31, 2022

It is not an exaggeration to say that Dr. Tom Coates, PhD–the UC Global Health Institute’s outgoing director–is a trailblazer in the field of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) prevention research.

UCSF CHAT Study Aims to Break Barriers of Access in Abortion Telehealth Services

May 31, 2022

The California Home Abortion by Telehealth (CHAT) team at UCSF, led by Ushma Upadhyay, PhD, MPH, recently wrapped up a successful first year of research.

New GloCal Site PI Council convenes first meeting

May 25, 2022

On May 24th the GloCal Health Fellowship held its first Site PI Council meeting.

As UCGHI's Deputy Director, Sun Yu Cotter Works to Cultivate More Diversity in Global Health and Take Up More Space as an Asian-American

May 17, 2022

As a child of Korean immigrants who learned English at age five and a first-generation college graduate, Sun Yu Cotter, MPH, faced challenges in the process of achieving the level of success she has today.

The UC Global Health Community Gathers to Connect and Build Relationships at UC Global Health Day 2022

May 17, 2022
On Saturday May 7th, 270 people gathered at University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) in-person to take in the incredible work and wisdom of five inspiring plenary speakers, 50+ poster presenters, 13 breakout sessions and to connect with colleagues committed to transforming the field of global health at the UC Global Health Day 2022

Six UC graduates receive fellowships for projects in women’s health, gender justice, and empowerment

May 11, 2022

The UCGHI Women’s Health, Gender, and Empowerment Center of Expertise (WHGE COE) is funding $2,500 fellowships to six graduate students to provide seed funding for research projects of their own design.

GloCal fellow Schola Matovu, PhD, RN, awarded UCSF 2022 Jane Norbeck Distinguished Service Award

May 9, 2022

We are very pleased to share that current GloCal fellow Schola Matovu, PhD, RN, has been presented with the prestigious 2022 Jane Norbeck Distinguished Service Award from the UCSF School of Nursing!