GlobeMed at Whitman, a chapter of the national non-profit GlobeMed, strives to educate and engage the Whitman community in issues of global public health through discussions, events, films, and a close collaborative relationship with Burmese Women's Union (BWU). BWU is a grassroots organization in Thailand, founded by a group of student refugees from Burma, working to promote democracy, social justice health equity. By fostering an intimate partnership between Whitman students and BWU, GlobeMed at Whitman aims to instill Whitman students with a sense of personal investment and efficacy in the broad fight for global health equity.


Contact People: Kate Runkel ( and Morgan Einwaller (

Adviser: Chetna Chopra (

Photo: Allie Felt '14