Building student involvement, fostering civic engagement and enhancing community service to advance public health. 

2022-2023 E-board Contacts

Kayla Birde, D23 (
Venus Tran, D24 (
Vice President: Mikaelle Williams, D24 ( )
Secretary: Victoria Park, D23 ( )
Treasurer: Ainsley Chung, D25 ( )
Social Media Coordinators:
Tatiana Soltero D24 ( )
Jeancarlos Ferman, D26 ( )
D25 Liaison: Chioma Anokwute, D25

Faculty advisor: Dr. John Morgan

Past Mission Trips

Dominican RepublicJamaicaHaiti (DFH)Haiti (SNDA)NicaraguaZambia
Location: Runaway Bay, Jamaica and surrounding parishesPort-au-Prince, Haiti Clinica Los Robles, Jinotega, NicaraguaZambia: Lusaka, Namwala, Muchila, Mfuwe

Travel dates


January 2019Spring Break (gen. 1st week of April) August, 2018 April, 2019July 2018
Assoc. student group/org:Global Health Student AssociationDentists for Humanity NoneNot applicable
Assoc. abroad clinic/dental school:Health Care InternationalDentists for Humanity dental clinic in Sonapi Industrial Park & Mobile clinicsClinica Los Robles, operated by local non-profit and our in-country partner Comunidad ConnectNamwala Health District, Namwala District Hospital, Local Dental Providers
Trip leader & contact info:Ben Golub (D20) & Zach Golub (D20) Anthony Ho (D19) & Richard Lam (D19) Dr. Nicholas Gordon & Jessaca York (D19)Alicia Kim (D20)Zach Golub 
Estimated # of students: 12 12-16 95
Estimated # of faculty: 3 3-4 12
Goals / Areas of FocusOral Hygiene Instruction, Surgical, Preventative care/ ProphylaxisOral health promotion, preventative care, surgical care, restorative carePreventative care (fluoride varnish), surgical care (exodontia), OHP Collaboration with Ministry of Health and Namwala Health District, education, preventative care
• surgical work in Namwala District Hospital
• Work with dental therapists and dental training school associated with the Namwala Health District
Planned eventsSocial events TBD (Spring 2018) TBDNoneTBD

Student reflection/


 TBDIn progress for April 2018 tripTBD
Photos/VideosApril2018 VideoTBD


Our Mission: From our founding, we have been dedicated to educating the TUSDM communities about issues surrounding global health. Whether it be mission trips, health education, or even everyday conversations, our purpose is to inform and inspire members of TUSDM to approach global health with the principles of sustainability and cultural sensitivity we hold dear.

What is GHSA? 

  • Learn about global oral health needs, TUSDM opportunities to travel internationally to provide treatment and preventative education
  • Explore the many differences in the organization of dentistry, dental education, and patient care services in other countries
  • Provides a forum with the needed encouragement and support for a successful volunteer experience
  • Provide students with an introduction to the values and purposes of the ICD
  • Prepare students as future professional leaders in the global community

ICD Mission:
“The International College of Dentists is a leading honor society for dentists dedicated to the recognition of outstanding professional achievement and meritorious service and the continued progress of dentistry for the benefits of all humankind.”

ICD Core Values
Professional Relations


Look out for our Interest Meeting this Fall to learn bout how to get involved in Global service learnings trips through GHSA. Also don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and get added to our list to keep up with events throughout the year!

  • Service Learning Trips
  • Global Student Experience Panels
  • Healthcare Recycling and Sustainability Programs
  • General Meetings and Lunch & Learns -Global Exchange with Dental Students across the Globe -Project Site Panel
  • Workshops -Social Fundraising Events

Instagram: @Tufts_GHSA