Global Health Forum

Open to all medical students at the College of Medicine with an interest in Global Health – Tucson. You do not need to be part of the distinction track.

The Global Health Forum is a student-run organization that aims to keep medical students informed and involved in global health issues at home and abroad. It is a space for health professions students to come together to form connections for community outreach, international development, and advocacy while receiving training in responsible public health planning and the clinical skills for resources-challenged areas

We explore vital and current health issues from clinical, epidemiological, political and public health perspectives. Our focuses have included specific diseases such as HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria, as well as border health issues among many others.  We also sponsor practical faculty presentations during the organ system blocks of your AzMed curriculum.

Current Global Health Forum projects and presentations

  • World AIDS Week is held annuallyin December to increase awareness of the AIDS epidemic on a local, state, and national level, and to focus on activities that allow people to reduce the burden of disease in our own communities.
  • Global and Border Health Week - February
  • Photo Exhibition – contact Photography Chair, early in any academic year

2017-18 Global Health Forum officer list:  

Co-Chairs: Adrienne Kishi, Riyasha Daulat
Secretary: Tianyu Tang
Treasurer: Kiah Farr
Photography and Media Chairs : Berna Villanueva


Faculty Advisers: Melissa Moore, MD and Jerome Koleski, MD

Email listserv : All members of the University of Arizona College of Medicine are welcome to join the Global Health Forum list serve. To subscribe to this list, send an email to with the subject line of your email, type in: subscribe GlobalhealthForum  Firstname Lastname [indicating your own first name and last name].

To remove yourself from the list, follow above but type unsubscribe instead of subscribe.