Communities for global collaboration

Members share practical information and discuss important issues in virtual professional communities on the Global Health Delivery Online platform,

More than merely a discussion forum, each expert-led community connects people passionate about the same topic and engages them in timely discussions on critical challenges for the delivery of quality health care to all patients.

In addition to the following public communities, GHDonline hosts private communities.


Costs of Care

The Costs of Care community is a partnership between GHDonline and Costs of Care, a 501c3 nonprofit that is transforming American healthcare delivery by empowering patients and their caregivers to deflate medical bills. We see an opportunity to return $100 billion to the American people by trimming the fat out of medical bills – replacing or rejecting services that eat into our wallets without making us healthier. Visit our webpage and follow our blog. Also, follow us on Twitter @costsofcare for our latest posts.


Jordan Harmon
Costs of Care
Samantha Porter
Cost of Care Community
Neel Shah
Costs of Care
September Wallingford
Costs of Care

Ebola Response

The Ebola response represents a significant delivery and public health challenge, requiring true global collaboration. In this short term community, members are encouraged to share resources, information and support to aid colleagues on the front lines in their efforts to respond to this new epidemic.


Masoud Dara, MD
WHO Europe - EURO
Elizabeth Glaser
Brandeis University; Global Nursing Caucus

Endemic Non-Communicable Diseases

Treating endemic non-communicable diseases (NCD) is a global health priority. Members of this community share effective approaches to combating NCDs in poor populations everywhere.


Gene Bukhman
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Global Health Equity; Harvard Medical School, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine; Partners In Health - PIH

Global Health Nursing & Midwifery

Nurses and midwives provide the backbone of health care delivery systems worldwide. Members of this community share experiences and exchange information in efforts to raise the standard of nursing care and training.


Inge Corless
MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing
Monique Germain
Chicago State University; UNOPS
Elizabeth Glaser
Brandeis University; Global Nursing Caucus
Milka Ogayo
Ministry of Health, Kenya
Maggie Sullivan
Boston Health Care for the Homeless; Global Nursing Caucus; Partners In Health - PIH; University of California San Francisco - UCSF

Global Surgery & Anesthesia

Experts in surgery and anesthesia exchange experiences, resources, and expert knowledge to promote initiatives that address the challenges of surgical care in resource-poor settings.


Robert Riviello
Brigham And Women's Hospital - BWH; Center for Surgery and Public Health - BWH; Partners In Health - PIH
Lubna Samad
Indus Hospital
Nadine Semer
Kaiser Permanente

Health IT

The incredible potential to improve global health delivery through appropriate use of health information technology (HIT) drives discussion in this community. Members connect to learn about feasibility, planning, and implementation of a broad spectrum of HIT projects, including electronic medical record systems and mobile devices.


Amal Bholah
University of Edinburgh; University of Mauritius
Joaquin Blaya, PhD
Brigham And Women's Hospital - BWH; eHealth Systems; Harvard Medical School; Partners In Health - PIH
A/Prof. Terry HANNAN
American Medical Informatics Association - AMIA; Australasian College of Health Informatics - ACHI
Naomi Muinga
KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme

HIV Treatment & Prevention

Health care professionals exchange ideas and approaches for improving HIV prevention strategies, scaling up access to ARVs and increasing patient adherence and retention to treatment plans. Members discuss the plethora of related issues, describe their first-hand experience, and exchange resources and lessons learned.


Junior Bazile
Douglas Krakower
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - BIDMC

Innovating Health Care Delivery

Innovative approaches to healthcare delivery are vital to increasing access, reducing costs, and improving outcomes for patients throughout the US. Join health care providers, researchers, policy advocates and entrepreneurs in discussing the many facets of health innovation, including new technologies, patient-centered innovations, payment innovations, as well as strategies for developing innovations and implementing them in practice.


Amol Navathe
Brigham And Women's Hospital - BWH; Harvard Medical School; Partners HealthCare System

Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Policymakers, national control program professionals, and practitioners problem solve and exchange best practices in this community with the goal of improving the prevention, management and treatment of malaria.


Maimunat Alex-Adeomi
Global Health Corps
Pierre Bush, PhD
U.S. Veterans Health Administration
Sungano Mharakurwa
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Wellington Oyibo
University of Lagos College of Medicine

MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

In this community, professionals share information regarding the clinical, programmatic and community-oriented aspects of early diagnosis, treatment and prevention of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Members also use this forum to promote universal access to quality care for MDR-TB.


Masoud Dara, MD
WHO Europe - EURO
Christopher Gilpin, PhD, MPH
World Health Organization - WHO
Dylan Tierney
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Global Health Equity

Population Health

As the US health care system continues to expand access to care and provide greater emphasis on prevention, population and community health approaches become increasingly important. Join health care providers, researchers, policy advocates, community health workers, and others in discussing a range of population health topics, including care delivery in remote or rural settings, new payment models to support population health, patient-centered medical homes, the role of community health workers, and more.


Thomas Bauer
HEALTH; Novant Health

Quality & Safety

As access to care expands under the Affordable Care Act, the need to ensure the delivery of high quality care grows greater every day. Join quality and safety researchers, health care providers, policy advocates and other colleagues in sharing resources and tools for quality improvement and discussing challenges and strategies for improving the provision of high quality care.


Lisa Hirschhorn
Ariadne Labs; Global Health Delivery Project; Harvard Medical School, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine; Partners In Health - PIH
William Martinez
Vanderbilt University
Thomas Tsai
Brigham And Women's Hospital - BWH

TB Infection Control

To improve and disseminate best practices for TB infection control, members draw on a diversity of backgrounds, including engineering, architecture, administration and medicine. Experts answer questions and practitioners share strategies for effective TB infection control.


Paul A. Jensen, PhD, PE, CIH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
Edward Nardell, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Global Health Equity; Harvard Medical School; Harvard School of Public Health; Partners In Health - PIH
Grigory Volchenkov, MD
Vladimir Oblast Tuberculosis Dispensary

Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network

Our members seek to build a cohesive, diverse and global community to drive policy, research and social change for a healthy and equitable future. Join us in targeting the social injustice levied by non-communicable diseases (NCDs) world-wide.


Phillip Baker
National Center for Epidemiology and Public Health - NCEPH; Regulatory Institutions Network
Kayla Hansen
University of Minnesota Medical Center
Jordan Jarvis
Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network - YP-CDN
Sandeep Kishore
Cornell University; Harvard Medical School; NCD Action Network; Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network - YP-CDN
Eric Obscherning
Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network - YP-CDN; YPCDN; YP-CDN
Rajesh Vedanthan
Mount Sinai School of Medicine