Dr. Jillian Clare Köhler selected as one of the inaugural Gruber Fellows in Global Justice at Yale University

Associate Professor Jillian Clare Köhler was recently selected to be one of the inaugural Peter and Patricia Gruber Fellows in Global Justice at Yale University.

As part of this fellowship, Dr. Köhler, the Director of Global Health for the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and the Munk School of Global Affairs, will participate in a variety of activities and pursuits at Yale’s Global Health Leadership Institute.

Comprised of a multidisciplinary group of specialists who confront global health issues, the Global Health Leadership Institute develops global health leadership through innovative education and research program to strengthen health systems and ensure health equity and quality of care for all.

Over the next semester, Dr. Köhler will work with Yale Faculty to review their governance-related curricula, discuss the LMG Model of Effective Governance Practices, participate in a knowledge exchange session on best practices for teaching governance, and share her research findings and experiences. Dr. Köhler will also present her work in global health governance in class and public lecture settings, and cultivate relationships with Yale researchers and instructors in this important field.

Dr. Köhler plans to apply her experiences as a Gruber Fellow at the Faculty, impacting the way she both develops and delivers her academic courses. As well, she expects to forge strong professional relationships with members of the Global Health Leadership Institute, and hopes to leverage these relationships to bring Yale leaders to the Faculty to work on our global health leadership offerings.

Dr. Köhler views this experience as the beginning of a long-term relationship with an internationally significant partner that will enhance the profile of our Faculty and lead to increased opportunities for students to learn about and participate in global health leadership efforts. Ultimately, this relationship could help bolster the international summer internship program for undergraduate students at the Faculty, and lead to other exciting chances for students to become involved in global health and good governance.