Cynthia Whitehead, MD, PhD, is an academic family physician and education scientist at the University of Toronto. Her involvement in global health began with collaborations to increase capacity in primary care and family medicine globally. Currently her focus is on health professions’ scholarly capacity building. She is the Scholarly Capacity-Building Lead for the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration (TAAAC) and a Faculty Mentor for the TAAAC Master of Health Sciences Education program, which with Ethiopian colleagues is conceptualizing and describing collaborative models between high and low resource academic institutions that aim to limit neo-colonial forms of engagement. Since 2018, Cynthia has been a member of a World Health Organization working group that is advising on the development of a global competency framework for universal health coverage.

Governance & Administration,
Social Determinants of Health,
Gender & Health