Student Council

DGHI's official liaison to the Duke student body.

Members of the Student Council represent all students enrolled in full-time academic programs at Duke, including undergraduates, graduate and professional schools.

The Student Council:

  • Communicates student interests in global health
  • Reviews and advises on the Institute’s activities
  • Identifies and proposes new global health programs for the Institute
  • Participates, as appropriate, in the work of the Institute to ensure that DGHI programs meet the needs of the student body
  • Represents the Council on the Executive Committee

DGHI Student Council members encourage you to reach out them with your global health questions. Select the name of the council member to email them directly.

Want to get involved? The call for applications to join the Student Council is issued each Fall semester. For questions in the meantime, contact

2014-15 DGHI Student Council

Namesort descending School Year
Bhattacharya, Manisha Fuqua School of Business 2014
Blawas, Ashley Pratt School of Engineering 2018
Cui, Xiaoxing Nicholas School of the Environment / Graduate School 2018
Dardas, Latefa School of Nursing 2017
Fuller, Anthony School of Medicine 2015
Gong, Enying Graduate School 2015
Gunesekera, Minoka Divinity School 2017
Kitanga, Joy Divinity School 2017
Latner, Joshua Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 2015
Mirza, Asma Graduate School 2016
Mueller, Jenna Pratt School of Engineering 2015
Rendell, Victoria School of Medicine 2015
Schwaner, Caroline Nicholas School of the Environment 2016
Sperduto, Will Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 2016
Stafford, Sofia (chair) Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 2017
Sullivan, Brittney School of Nursing 2017
Zhao, Zirun (Tina) Trinity College of Arts & Sciences 2018