Josie Burridge is a biomedical engineering graduate from the University of Michigan, class of 2020. She is graduating with her Master of Public Health in Population and Health Sciences in 2022 from the University of Michigan with focuses in precision nutrition and applied epidemiology. Josie has worked in administrative and research roles for global health projects located in Ghana, Brazil, and the Gambia over the last 5 years, with her research works being published in engineering, design, and maternal health academic journals.
Baylor Global Health was established in July 2014 as an administrative division, governing all of Baylor College of Medicine's international programs and initiatives related to healthcare, health services, medical education and training, and healthcare delivery research. Baylor Global Health performs outreach to reduce global health disparities, expand healthcare access, and innovate healthcare solutions.
Brodus Franklin M.D., MHA, MBA graduated from Texas A&M University’s College of Liberal Arts with a degree in Psychology. Franklin obtained a Doctorate of Medicine from The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas. Franklin is a Business Operations Associate for Baylor Global Health. Franklin also holds dual Masters degrees in Healthcare Administration and Business Administration.
Brodus A. Franklin
Baylor Global Health was established in July 2014 as an administrative division, governing all of Baylor College of Medicine’s international programs and initiatives related to healthcare, health services, medical education and training, and healthcare delivery research. Baylor Global Health performs outreach to reduce global health disparities, expand healthcare access, and innovate healthcare solutions.
Quantitative frameworks that allow comparison across creative fields still need to be established. At Humber College, CCBI offers several creative Fellowships for students, and we require a standard methodology to compare/report on outcomes, such as success or shortcomings across multidisciplinary fields including music, cultural studies, video gaming, and intercultural fluency. Please visit the website for more details.
Jennifer Gordon is Director of both Humber College's Centre for Creative Business Innovation (CCBI) and Humber Galleries. She holds a studio BFA in Drawing & Painting and a BEd in I/S Visual Arts & English, both from the University of Ottawa. She also holds a graduate certificate in Creative Writing from Humber College and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. An advocate for sustainable growth in the Canadian arts and cultural sectors, Jennifer has held roles in business development and training, arts administration, and consulted from the local to international levels in recruitment and organisational development for the cultural industries. Most recently she serves as Co-Chair for Cultural Recovery for the City of Toronto as part of CivicLabTO, an ongoing research consortium between the City and GTA post-secondary institutions, for which she also sits on the Steering Committee.
The Centre for Creative Business Innovation (CCBI) encourages creative collaboration, applied research and project-based learning. An invaluable resource for companies and communities, the CCBI brings together interdisciplinary teams of students, faculty and industry or community partners to solve complex, real-world problems. By working closely with industry professionals, Humber students gain the professional skills, entrepreneurial attitudes and innovation literacy that will accelerate their career success.
Fiti probiotic foods are the focus this collaboration between Western Heads East and Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU), a local non-profit organization to support vulnerable youth, and Mistyglen, a local creamery. With this collaboration, Mistyglen is looking to produce Fiti probitic yogurt to be used at YOU Café and make it available to vulnerable populations in London, ON. The Business and Marketing Intern will facilitate a business strategy development and maintenance for this program to bring the probiotic culture established in East Africa to Canada and create a business model that other creameries in Ontario could replicate.
Maria Rodriguez is the Western Heads East program coordinator, a collaboration between Western staff, students, faculty and African partners using probiotic food to contribute to health and sustainable development. She is also one of the facilitators of the Critical and Ethical Global Engagement training for international experiences in Tanzania, Kenya and Rwanda. Previously, Maria worked as community engage learning coordinator at Western University for Spanish as a Second Language courses.
Maria Rodriguez and Bob Gough
Collaborating with the Center's professional staff and faculty leadership to advance our presence and outreach to potential Center partners, the Health Communications Intern will research, write, and edit professional communications features that translate health sciences work for the general public and assist with planning of print, web, and social media deliverables that promote those features.
Josh Messner is the Center's communications manager. Prior to joining CGHE, he was a communicator in the University of Michigan School of Public Health and in global study offices at the University of Michigan and the University of Minnesota. Josh also has editorial and marketing experience in academic publishing. Josh holds a master's degree in Islamic Studies from Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and a bachelor's degree in music and theology from Valparaiso University. Josh's academic interests in Islam and other faith traditions focuses on methods of interpreting and sharing sacred text traditions. He is also a trained musician who works to understand how performances of religious musical compositions are experienced in ritual contexts.
Sarah has over 10 years of experience working in Co-operative Education. In her current role as the International Co-op Coordinator at the University of Victoria, Sarah works with students from all UVic Co-op programs who are interested in participating in international work-integrated learning experiences. Sarah also supports international students who are interested in securing a work experience in Canada. In addition, Sarah collaborates with international employer partners to create meaningful internship opportunities for students in a wide range of program areas. Sarah has recently completed the Level 1 Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Certification and is a current member on the ACE-WIL Research Committee.
There will be an opportunity for the intern to meet students who have participated in past co-op work experiences and develop their interviewing and writing skills.
Adel Iskandar/Amal Abdullah
The project entails compilation of resources and information related to pluralism which have been undertaken by the faculty at a global level at the O’Brien Institute of Public Health. The project further requires the intern to devlop content for the department’s website.
Dr. Bharwani is the Director for Public Policy and Strategic Partnerships with the Cumming School of Medicine, and the Lead for Public Policy at the O’Brien Institute for Public Health at the University of Calgary. He is a specialist in internal medicine with graduate training from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in public policy and public administration. In addition to annually winning teaching awards, Dr. Bharwani has been recognized for his leadership by two international societies (American College of Physicians and Society of General Internal Medicine).
The Partnerships Portfolio oversees and facilitates the O’Brien Institute’s commitment to pluralism by establishing deep, co-creative, and longitudinal partnerships with public, private, civil society, and government stakeholders in pursuit of better health and health care in our local and global communities.