Translate page with Google


CUGH 2024: Communications Workshop

Event Date:

March 10, 2024 | 3:30 PM PDT TO 5:30 PM PDT


Westin Bonaventure
404 S Figueroa Street

Los Angeles, CA 90071

A castor bean tick (ixodes ricinus) on grass, possibly carrying disease

For years researchers have predicted that human health will suffer as the climate warms...

author #1 image author #2 image
Multiple Authors

As part of the CUGH 2024 Conference, the Pulitzer Center, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Global Health Now are creating opportunities for journalists, researchers, and communication specialists to connect with public health professionals, researchers, and students.

Please join us for a communications workshop on Sunday, March 10, at the 14th Annual Conference for the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) where our conversation will range from topical issues of planetary health and its impacts on communities around the globe to skills-building tips on how to engage broader audiences through storytelling.

Journalists will discuss their reporting methods, working with sources, and how experts in scientific fields can better communicate their research to the public. Global health experts will share their experiences in working with journalists and how they make their research  accessible to a range of audiences. The panelists also will discuss the health implications of environmental degradation and climate change–and planetary health’s role in addressing these issues.

The goal: to educate workshop audience participants about the skills needed to pitch a story, communicate complex issues, and utilize traditional and nontraditional media.

This year, the workshop is open to CUGH 2024 conference attendees and to the general public. Registration requested.

Panelists include:

Jocalyn Clark - International Editor for The BMJ. The BMJ and BMJ Global Health have published articles touching on planetary health issues. She is the former Executive Editor for The Lancet.

Jon Cohen - Science magazine journalist and Pulitzer Center grantee. Cohen’s recent work includes reporting on the intersection of climate and health as part of the Pulitzer Center-supported Science magazine series Health on a Warming Planet.

Clara Germani - Project manager and writing coach at The Christian Science Monitor and a Pulitzer Center grantee. Germani was instrumental in the Pulitzer Center-supported Monitor series on The Climate Generation: Born into Crisis, Building Solutions.

Carlos Faerron Guzman - Associate Director Planetary Health Alliance based at Johns Hopkins University. He also serves as an Associate Professor of Global Health at the University of Maryland Baltimore Graduate School, and Director of the InterAmerican Center for Global Health in Costa Rica.


global health reporting initiative


Global Health Inequities

Global Health Inequities


yellow halftone illustration of an elephant


Environment and Climate Change

Environment and Climate Change
navy halftone illustration of a vaccine and needle


Health Science

Health Science
navy halftone illustration of a female doctor with her arms crossed


Health Inequities

Health Inequities