Massachusetts Medical Society: Committee on Global Health

Committee on Global Health

August 21, 2017

New England Conference on Global and Community Health for Trainees

Provides a benefit to the members of the Massachusetts Medical Society and the citizens of the Commonwealth by expanding the understanding of international health issues, while at the same time promoting the active participation of members in a variety of international health related projects. The committee also maintains the Global Medicine Network website at This network was created to establish personal and professional contacts among individuals and organizations working in international health and global medicine. This committee meets 6 times a year from 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

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If you already have a profile , login with your email address and update your contact info, skills, interests, education, research, etc. A link to an exciting mapping platform has been added to the site which will map our membership's global health activity in real time where they are and what they are doing. Sign up today at and add a quick comment to update our community on the progress of your projects, and to connect with neighbors you never knew were there. By posting frequently you build a chronology and a geographic map of your global health activity.

Committee Members
Julia Benedetti, Middlesex, Chair
Ravi Shah, Worcester, Vice Chair
Aditya Chandrasekhar, Norfolk
Brigid K. Glackin, Hampden
Marcus H. Harding,  Charles River
Nidhi K. Lal, Middlesex North
Arul Mahadevan, Essex South
Eugenia Marcus, Charles River
Patricia M. O'Shea, Middlesex West
Richard Rohrer, Middlesex
Purnima R. Sangal, Middlesex North 
Sushama A. Scalera, Middlesex
Robin Schoenthaler, Middlesex Central
Olga Valdman, Essex North 

Resident and Fellow:  
Member: TBD

Medical Students:  
Member: David Oh, Suffolk
Alternate: Tanya Zeina, Suffolk

Alliance Liaisons:   
Member:  Marcia J. Lipson
Alternate:  Margaret Igne

MMS Staff Liaison
Jennifer Day ( )

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