Working Groups


ISUH Working Groups help to advance knowledge and practice in key areas.  The goal is that the Working Groups will maximize existing resources, amplify the work of our members to help advance knowledge and practice, inspire action, and have collective impact.


Led by at least one member of the ISUH Executive Board, each working group brings together ISUH members from different disciplines and sectors to contribute their time, expertise, ideas, and lived experiences to develop and implement strategies for collection action and impact in urban health.

Current working groups include:

Urban Health Education and Health Equity

Co-Chairs: Jason Corburn (University of California, Berkeley), Hénock Blaise Nguendo-Yongsi (University of Yaoundé), Gérard Salem (Université de Paris Ouest), Waleska Teixeira Caiaffa (Belo Horizonte Observatory for Urban Health – OSUBH and School of Medicine, Federal University of Minas Gerais – UFMG), Tolullah Oni (University of Cape Town and MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge)

Community Based Solutions

Co-Chairs: Sainath Banerjee (IPE Global), Sawsan Abdul Salam Al Madhi (Friends of Cancer Patients) and Shamim Hayder Talukder (Eminence)

Africa Group for Research, Education and Practice in Urban Health

Co-Chairs: Blessing Mberu (Africa Population Health Research Center), Tolullah Oni (University of Cape Town and MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge), Jean Christophe Fotso (EVIHDAF, Yaoundé, Cameroon), Charles Ebikeme (International Science Council), Remy Sietchiping (UNHABITAT)

Systems Science for Urban Health and Wellbeing

Co-Chairs: Franz Gatzweiler (Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences), Jean Christophe Fotso (EVIHDAF), Saroj Jayasinghe (University of Colombo).

This workgroup focuses on a systems science approach to urban health and wellbeing.  Members will pursue activities to create a better understanding of the multiple, interlinked and interacting determinants of health and wellbeing and how and where to intervene in the complex urban system to create co-benefits for health and wellbeing. The goal is to go beyond the application of scientific methods to create knowledge for improving urban health and wellbeing by investigating the role of science itself in promoting or hindering the communication of knowledge and its application to behavioral change and action.

You must be an ISUH member to participate in a work group. Members interested in joining a particular work group may do so inside the groups area of ISUH-Connect.

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