UC International Training Council (UCITC)

UC International Training Council (UCITC) is comprised of the principal investigators and program manages that lead global health training programs funded by the National Institute of Health Fogarty International Center focused on training the next generation of scientists from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The UC system is fortunate to co-lead many of these programs with our partners around the world.

The goal of the UCITC is twofold:

1) Develop synergies across the programs to strengthen implementation, evaluation, cohesion among trainees, and research and other training experiences

2) Support UC faculty and their collaborators from LMIC institutions to successfully apply for innovative training grants.

Interested faculty and staff should contact Dr. Craig Cohen to learn more about joining UCITC.

D43 Research Site Programs

Asia Region

Africa Region

D43 Council Members: 

Craig Cohen - Craig R. Cohen, MD, MPH, supports UCGHI as a co-director. He is a professor in the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. 

Edward Miguel - Edward Miguel, PhD, is the Oxfam Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics and Faculty Director of the Center for Effective Global Action at the University of California, Berkeley.

Maya Ranganath - Maya Ranganath, MA, manages CEGA’s training and capacity building portfolio (Global Networks Initiative), which includes programs in East Africa and Bangladesh that contribute to local leadership in rigorous program evaluation.. 

John Metcalfe - John Z. Metcalfe, MD, PhD, MPH is an Associate Professor In Residence in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. controlled trial evaluating novel regimens for TB treatment shortening. 

Lauren Wall - Lauren Wall, MPH is an accomplished manager of complex multimillion-dollar global health programs and a thought leader for the alignment and coordination of health investments.

Doruk Ozgediz - Doruk Ozgediz MD, MSc, is Associate Professor of Surgery at UCSF, Director of the UCSF Center for Global Surgery and Health Equity, and in the leadership team of the Institute for Global Health Sciences. 

Jeffrey Martin - Jeffery Martin, MD, MPH, is Professor and Chief of the Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). 

Krysia Lindan - Krysia Lindan, MD, is a professor in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics in the School of Medicine at UCSF. Dr. Lindan serves as SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 Consulting Faculty on the HOPE COVID-19 study.

Robert Schooley - Robert T. Schooley, MD, is an infectious disease specialist and an expert in HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) infection and treatment. Infectious disease specialists care for patients with infections or diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites. 

Ali Mirzazadeh - Ali Mirzazadeh, MD, MPH, PhD is an infectious disease epidemiologist, an assistant professor at department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute for Global Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Carol Camlin - Carol Camlin, PhD, MPH, is Associate Professor in Residence in the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and is affiliated with the UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health and Center for AIDS Prevention Studies.

Pamina Gorbach - Pamina M. Gorbach, MHS, DrPH, is a behavioral epidemiologist whose research focuses on the behaviors involved in transmission and acquisition of sexually transmitted infections including HIV, methods of measurement at the sexual partnership level, and adherence and acceptability of new methods of HIV prevention including microbicides. She is a Professor at UCLA in the Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and in the Division of Infectious Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine. 

Gail Wyatt - Gail E. Wyatt, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, is a board-certified Sex Therapist and Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Behavior at UCLA. She directs the Center for Culture, Trauma and Mental Health Disparities and the Sexual Health Programs. 

Katherine Van Loon - Katherine Van Loon, MD, MPH, is a specialist in gastrointestinal cancers, with a particular interest in colon cancer. With a background in public health, Van Loon's research is focused on epidemiology – the study of which populations develop diseases and which factors contribute – as well as outcomes in gastrointestinal malignancies. 

Lindsay Breithaupt - Lindsay Breithaupt, MPH, is a skilled program manager and researcher with experience in family planning, reproductive health, and maternal and child health. Strong operations, finance and team manager, with 7+ years of experience, eager to efficiently and effectively execute programs and achieve objectives.

Sung-Jae Lee - Sung-Jae Lee, PhD, is a Professor-in-Residence in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, with a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. He is the Director of Research and Evaluation at the Nathanson Family Resilience Center, Division of Population Behavioral Health.

Philip Rosenthal - Philip Rosenthal, MD, is Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee, WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network; Member, Scientific Board, Infectious Diseases Data Observatory; and a member of the World Health Organization Technical Expert Group on Malaria Chemotherapy.

Lee Riley - Lee Riley, MD, is currently the Director of the Global Health Equity Scholars Program, funded by Fogarty International Center of the NIH. 

Ed Murphy - Edward L. Murphy, MD, MPH, is an internal medicine physician and epidemiologist with a research career focused on viral and clinical epidemiology.

Kimberly Bale - Kimberly Bale, MPH, is the deputy director of the UCGHI GloCal Health Fellowship, managing every aspect of the fellowship. She greatly enjoys this role and the opportunity it provides to facilitate the research of so many investigators making important discoveries in global health around the world.