Jessica Evert, MD
Dr. Jessica Evert straddles international education and the medical profession. She served as CFHI Executive Director from 2013-2021 and is currently CFHI's Global Medical Director. She oversees CFHI safety and risk management, thought leadership, publications, and advocacy. She has co-authored dozens of articles and texts focused on best practices for student and faculty engagement in global health. Dr. Evert is Faculty in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where she instructs in Global Health and community-based underserved care and helped develop, as well as completed, the Global Health Clinical Scholars residency track. Dr. Evert is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Medicine and is a longtime advocate for health-related international education quality and ethical standards. She is author and editor of multiple chapters, articles and books in global health with a focus on education, ethics, and asset-based engagement, including the seminal texts, including Global Health Experiential Education: From Theory to Practice, Developing Global Health Programming: A Guidebook for Medical and Professional Schools, 2nd Ed, Global Health Training in Graduate Medical Education, 2nd Ed and Reflection in Global Health: An Anthology. She helped develop the Forum on Education Abroad's Standards for Health-Related Undergraduate Programs. She is serves on Consoritum of Universities for Global Health's Education Committee, as well as multiple other leadership bodies over 2 decades. Dr. Evert is a recipient of Global Health Education Consortium's prestigious Christopher Krogh Award for her dedication to underserved populations at home and abroad. Dr. Evert's research and advocacy areas of focus are the ethics of global educational engagement, competency-based international education, health disparities, asset-based programmatics and reflection. Dr. Evert is a practicing physician in the Western United States focusing on hospital medicine and palliative & supportive care.