GLOBALtimore Fellows 2019-20

The Center for Global Engagement's inaugural 2019 GLOBALtimore Fellows were faculty members selected from six UMB schools with an interest in taking curricular internationalization to the next level by integrating global concepts into new or existing courses in their respective schools. This initiative is part of the internationalization process currently underway on campus.


GLOBALtimore Fellows:  Nicole J. Brandt, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, BCPP, FASCP - Executive Director, The Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging & Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, SOP and Dr. Daniel Mansour, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP - Interprofessional Clinical Coordinator

Project Title:  Expanding the Horizons with Interprofessional Care for Older Adults

Project description:  This educational offering will train the interprofessional team not only to aging issues but global health initiatives to improve the quality of care for older adults and those that care for them.  Furthermore, it will collaborate with the community to better understand tactics to be employed to optimize aging in place through person centered and public health approaches. 

Project final reportDrs. Brandt and Mansour's GLOBALtimore final report.


GLOBALtimore Fellow:  Caroline Long, PhD - Associate Professor, Chair of the Families and Children Specialization and Director of Global Initiatives, SSW

Project Title:  Interdisciplinary HIV Services: Learning from Differentiated Care Models in Botswana and Baltimore

Project description:  The course explores models, research, theories, and policies/programs in the context of social work core values and the basic foundations of public health. Using the HIV epidemic in Baltimore and Botswana as examples, the mission and core values of public health and social work will inform strategies for addressing epidemic control and community health and wellness while maintaining human dignity of individuals.

"The opportunities that have come with serving as a GLOBALtimore Teaching Fellow have been amazing!  I had the support of the Center for Global Engagement and UMB administration  to be innovative.  Also, I was in a Fellows cohort of like-minded, creative, encouraging interprofessional colleagues.  For my project, I developed and taught a new online interprofessional COIL course with social work students at the University of Botswana, along with UMB students. I am happy to say we are now working at the campus level to support the wider use of the COIL model."



GLOBALtimore Fellow:  Lori Edwards, DrPH, MPH, RN, PHCNS-BC – Assistant Professor, Family Community Health, SON and Senior Director, Center for Global Education Initiatives

Project Title:  Expanding NURS 769 Society, Health, and Social Justice, Globally

Project description:  This course NURS 769, Society, Health, and Social Justice  is a required course for Masters in Community Public Health Nursing. I will revise course and objectives to increase and focus on global health, primarily guiding students to do more comparative analysis of the connection between global-local context, using the WHO social determinants of health framework.


GLOBALtimore Fellow:  Trudy C. Henson, JD, MA – Public Health Program Director, University of Maryland Center for Health & Homeland Security

Project Title:  Law and Policy of Global Public Health Emergencies

Project description:  This project will focus on the creation of an all-new law course, the Law and Policy of Global Public Health Emergencies. In this course, students will learn about the legal and policy frameworks for disease outbreaks that spread across multiple countries or the globe. Additionally, the course will focus on specific international outbreaks and the issues that arise from a coordinated response with countries that have different legal, and importantly, cultural, values.

Trudy Henson's Final Report

"The GLOBALtimore Teaching Fellowship helped me create a course on the Law & Policy of Global Public Health Emergencies and Response.  This course focuses on legal and policy global response mechanisms for pandemics, how individual countries' legal and policy initiatives can help create better outcomes for the global community.  Although the course was in creation before the novel coronavirus outbreak, no more than ever, the importance of a discussion on global public health cannot be denied."


GLOBALtimore Fellow:  Lyndsay O’Hara, PhD, MPH – Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & Public Health, SOM

Project Title:  Incorporating global learning competencies and global case studies into a graduate level infectious disease epidemiology course

Project description:  The objective of this project is to incorporate additional international and intercultural dimensions into a graduate level infectious disease epidemiology course offered by the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health in the School of Medicine. This will be accomplished by including global learning competencies and more global case studies.

Project final reportDr. Lyndsay O'Hara's GLOBALtimore final report.


GLOBALtimore Fellow:  Ivana Vucenik, PhD – Associate Professor, Medical and Research Technology, SOM

Project Title:  Certificate Program in Laboratory Management with Global Prespective

Project description:  To integrate concepts of global education into our existing MS program, to engage students in global learning, and to develop future professionals who are comfortable in the world, by creating online certificate program to promote global learning and internalization.

Project final reportDr. Ivana Vucenik's GLOBALtimore final report


GLOBALtimore Fellow:  James Wright, MFA – Multilingual Writing Specialist, UMB Writing Center, Graduate School

Project Title:  Writing the Critical Eye: Reflective Practice in the International Classroom and Clinic

Project description:  This module offers students guidance on describing, interpreting, and evaluating their professional positions, experiences, and identities at the crossroads of culture and language. Drawing from a flexible series of in-class and online workshops and writing resources, faculty tailor the module to their course assignments in consultation with The Writing Center. This collaboration makes more visible trauma-aware and reflective writing practices essential to internationalized classroom learning and professional training in Baltimore and beyond.

James Wright's Final Report

"My work through the GLOBALtimore Fellowship Teaching Program emerged from conversations about culturally responsive predagogy.  My colleague and I created a partnership between the Writing Center and the Center for Global Engagement (CGE) focused on bringing critically self-reflective writing strategies to students and faculty in the summer Global Grant Program. Monica Bradik, CGE Global Program Manager, and I developed a multi-step, online instructional series that introduced participants to ethnographic research practices and reflective writing, guiding each student with asynchronous instruction from pre-departure thorough on-site work and beyond. From the fieldnotes they recorded on location abroad, students, upon returning home to the United States, reflected critically and intersectionally on their experienes, which now stand as testament to role of cutural humility and interprofessional engagement through writing in global health and human services education."