Category: Enhancing Learning in Education Abroad: Study, Work, Intern, Volunteer, and Research Innovations

Host Community Perspectives on Education Abroad: A Road Map Forward

Wednesday, May 31
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Table 50

Host community perspectives on short-term global health trips highlight challenges for organizations to consider. This poster presents how to create equitable global-north/global-south partnerships.

Jessica Evert

Executive Director
Child Family Health International (CFHI)
San Francisco, CA

Dr. Jessica Evert is Executive Director of CFHI and a Clinical Faculty Member of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where she previously graduated from residency and completed the Global Health Scholars Program. Dr. Evert is a longtime advocate for global health medical education quality and ethical standards. She has completed international work in Kenya, Guatemala, Australia, and Cuba, served as an officer and board member of IFMSA-USA, and has authored lay and academic articles in the field of global health and ethics in medical education. She is co-editor of the upcoming text "Developing Global Health Programming: A Guidebook for Medical and Professional Schools" with over 90 contributors. Dr. Evert is the 2010 recipient of Global Health Education Consortium's Christopher Krogh Award for her dedication to underserved communities at home and abroad.