Global Health Mentoring Virtual Event

Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 10:00am - 11:00am ET

This event will we explore the necessary skills in the global health environment, the role of global public health mentoring as an agent of development, and the importance of emphasizing a global perspective in healthcare.


Eric B. Schneider, PhD

Eric B. Schneider, PhD is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Yale and Director of the Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Schneider earned both his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and his doctoral degree the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD. Prior to joining the faculty at Yale, Dr. Schneider served as Associate Professor of Surgery and Public Health Sciences and Vice Chair of Surgery for Health Services and Outcomes Research in the Department of Surgery at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He has served as a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and The Ohio State University. He also holds current adjunct faculty appointments at Johns Hopkins and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He has served as a consultant to the World Health Organization focused on trauma and trauma care in multiple countries and served as the corresponding author for the World Journal of Surgery article entitled, “Implementation of the World Health Organization Trauma Care Checklist Program in 11 Centers Across Multiple Economic Strata: Effect on Care Process Measures.” He has also worked as a consultant and preceptor for the Karolinska Institutet examining the implementation of a program to promote institutional childbirth among socioeconomically disadvantaged women in Gujarat, India. He has presented his work at multiple international conferences, with a particular focus on India. He is the principal investigator at Yale for a multiple research studies funded by the Department of Defense (DARPA, DHA, USUHS, etc.). Dr. Schneider has authored more than two hundred peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals and trains clinical residents and research fellows in the methods and practices of health services and outcomes research. He has mentored multiple undergraduate and graduate students and more than 40 post-doctoral research fellows, most of whom were physicians; he has also mentored more than a dozen surgical faculty members early in their careers.


Professor Liz Grant 

Professor Grant is an Assistant Principal (Global Health) and Director of the Global Health Academy at the University of Edinburgh.

Liz holds a chair in Global Health and Development.  She is responsible for developing and supporting global health partnerships with colleagues in low- and middle-income country (LMIC) communities, and for local and global advocacy translating global health research into action. Liz is a co-director of the University of Edinburgh’s Global Compassion Initiative developing work on the value base of the Sustainable Development Goals, the science of compassion, and the contribution that faith communities make to the SDGs. Liz has led the development of a suite of global health MSc programmes,  MOOCs and coordinates the Global Health PhD programme all specifically designed for students from resource constrained countries.   She currently is the Co-Director of the Masters of Family Medicine and the MSc in Global Health Challenges. Her own research interests span planetary health and palliative care in contexts of poverty and conflict – new beginnings and better endings. She sits on the Scottish Government NHS Global Citizenship Board. Liz was on the Board of Directors for the Consortium of Universities for Global Health, (CUGH), an association of over 170 Academic institutions training in Global Health,  and currently chairs the CUGH Research Committee.  Previously Liz was the Senior Health Advisor to the Scottish Government’s International Development Team working primarily in Malawi.  She has  worked for NHS Lothian’s Public Health Directorate leading an NHS HIV partnership between the NHS and Zambia.  She has been an advisor to a number of global health charities, and serves as a trustee for CBM Scotland.

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