AMWHO at Johns Hopkins University Chapter


Directors’ Letter

Dear Prospective Delegates and Esteemed Colleagues,

We are honored to welcome you to the first ever American Mock World Health Organization Spring Summit at Johns Hopkins University held on Sunday, April 15th! We are beyond excited to be hosting the university’s only public health simulation conference, where we hope to take the classroom experience one step further by serving as a platform for students to apply their knowledge to real-life situations amongst their peers.

The Spring Summit will provide students, from experienced delegates to beginners, first-hand experience in drafting international health policy and opportunities to connect with peers and esteemed professionals who are at the forefront of the very topics we are addressing. Through acting as an ambassador to a member state, you have the power to debate and create policies in the best interest not just your people, but all constituents of the United Nations.

We are proud to announce this year’s theme of  Social Sustainability. An increasingly large amount of emphasis has been placed on how we can ensure the future wellbeing of our earth, ensuring environmental, animal, and human health. As countries have developed wholly different policies and outlooks on the matter, it is your chance to employ creativity and cooperation in structuring solutions in resolutions that address wide-reaching change. To expand upon the theme, our summit has set four subthemes that address specific aspects of social sustainability, which are further detailed in the soon to be released theme guide.

Dedicated and enthusiastic students, such as yourself, are integral to the Spring Summit’s ability to thrive and become impactful. By choosing to immerse yourself amongst equally passionate peers in AMWHO, you will be able to ensure that your voice and insightful opinions are heard and even challenged. Our committed secretariat and dais team are working hard to make sure that your experience is worthwhile and memorable.

For questions, comments, and concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at jhsphamwho@gmail.com. We are so very excited to welcome you to the conference soon!

Sincerely,
Monica Kung and Kinari Shah
Co-Directors, AMWHO at Johns Hopkins University


AMWHO at Johns Hopkins University Secretariat


Co-Conference Director

Monica Kung

Co-Conference Director

Hi everyone! My name is Monica Kung, and I'm a junior studying Behavioral Biology while completing a pre-med track. I am especially interested in sustainable development policies and the innovative solutions people implement, which is why I love how AMWHO conferences foster meaningful debate between such a wide variety of students! Outside of AMWHO, I am involved in independent research on ethical fashion, studies in computer vision, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Mock Trial, and intensely crying in movie theaters. I am so excited to meet you all at our upcoming summit, and hope that we are able to encourage a constant flow of ideas and energy throughout the day!


Co-Conference Director

Kinari Shah

Co-Conference Director

My name is Kinari Shah and I'm a second year MSPH student in the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, focused on Global Disease Epidemiology and Control, with a background in psychology and neuroscience from the University of Michigan. I'm interested in how science, innovation, and policy can come together in implementing effective health interventions globally. Outside of public health, I enjoy Indian classical dance and college sports (Go blue!)


Director of Internal Logistics

Jane Nguyen

Director of Internal Logistics

My name is Jane Nguyen and I'm a junior majoring in Public Health at Johns Hopkins KSAS. Outside of AMWHO, I work at the Institute of NanoBioTechnology to conduct research on diagnostic tools for cystic fibrosis patients. I'm particularly interested in global and international health and how biotechnology can improve health treatments. On campus, I'm involved with TEDx, Model UN, and a nonprofit called TCO Labs. I also enjoy spinning, yoga, and traveling! I'm excited to be apart of the AMWHO team this year and I look forward to seeing the turnout at JHU AMWHO's first inaugural one-day summit this spring.


Director of External Logistics

Sibyl Medabalimi

Director of External Logistics


Director of Media

Isadora Salles

Director of Media

My name is Isadora Salles and I am a Junior double majoring in Public Health and Romance Languages. I am an aspiring epidemiologist with an interest in the intersection of infectious disease control and international development. Outside of public health, I love travelling and learning languages! The upcoming summit will be a great opportunity to meet other people who share an interest in the role of health in international development. I am excited to see everything come together for a wonderful conference!


Director of Public Relations

Rob Besch

Director of Public Relations

I am a JHBSPH Graduate Student in the Department of Epidemiology concentrating in Infectious Disease and have served as the Director of Public Relations for the AMWHO Chapter at JHU since its founding. I was a JHU Delegation Member representing the United Kingdom at the 2017 International AMWHO Conference, where I won the award for "Best Position Paper" of the WHO EURO Regional Committee. Previously, I held the position of Co-Chair of the Public Health Student Forum Conference Committee, which hosted the Surgeon General of the United States at the Homewood Campus in 2016.


Director of Finance

Jhillika Patel

Director of Finance

My name is Jhillika Patel, and I am a senior at Johns Hopkins University from Princeton, New Jersey. I am studying public health and I will be continuing my studies at the JHU Bloomberg School of Public Health next year. I am interested in the intersection of medicine and innovation, and hopefully will be CEO of my own health related start-up one day. At Hopkins. I am engaged in the Milton Eisenhower Symposium, Epidemic Proportions, The Bayview Emergency Department Volunteering Program, the Hopkins Undergraduate Research Journal, and AMWHO. Outside of school, I love rollerblading, volleyball, and basketball, as well as anything related to Cadillac's (which I hope to own one day). Something currently on my bucket list is learning guitar and going parasailing. Academically, I am interested in learning more healthtech in the future. I am excited to serve AMWHO as a financial chair!


Director of Sponsorship

Kushi Ranganath

Director of Sponsorship

I am a junior double majoring in Public Health Studies and Neuroscience. I am also aspiring physician with a long-standing interest in obesity and systems approaches to health. I am currently involved in clinical research at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where I study the neurobehavioral correlates of adolescent obesity. I am also interested in exploring how policy-level approaches can help combat obesity. As a Johns Hopkins Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Fellow, I am conducting my own research study to study how supermarket-based policy interventions can improve obesity prevalence here in Baltimore City. I also work as an assistant analyst at the Systems Science Core at the Global Obesity Prevention Center where I help develop obesity-related agent based models that evaluate the impact of potential health policies. My interests in policy-level approaches to public health are what brought me to the AMWHO chapter @ JHU where I hope to learn more about global health policy.


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Speakers

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Carlos Castillo-Salgado, MD

Activities

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This is AMWHO's first annual one-day summit, meant to reach undergraduate students within Hopkins and beyond. Modeled after the World Health Organization's conferences set in Geneva, Switzerland, this summit's focus is to raise student awareness of pertinent and current global health issues, along with highlighting the many roles that students can engage in through a career in global health policy. During this summit, AMWHO will invite speakers and guide students to participate in debate. Through this small-scale conference, AMWHO hopes to offer invaluable ability for passionate leaders to utilize the skills of diplomacy, problem-solving, conflict resolution, and communication.


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