Global Health Scholars

The Mount Sinai-GLG Global Health Scholarship leverages GLG’s learning platform and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s progressive environment for medical education. The Scholarship creates a groundbreaking educational program for the next generation of global health leaders, connecting curious and dedicated Mount Sinai students with the learning power of GLG.

  • “Our mission is to transform the way the world’s top professionals share expertise and learn, and together with Mount Sinai we now extend this mission into professional education at the highest level.”

    Alexander Saint-Amand, GLG President and CEO
  • “As medicine evolves in the 21st century, so must medical education. The purpose of training great clinicians in 2016 is for them to see clearly the world around their patients and to help them root their practice in that space.”

    Prabhjot Singh, MD, Director of the Arnhold Institute and Vice Chairman of Medicine for Population Health at the Icahn School

This Year’s Global Health Scholars

The Global Health Scholars are a remarkable group of rising global health leaders, all dedicated both to learning and to service.



Neha Sikka

Focus area:
Underserved Populations

Hometown:
Somerville, New Jersey

Degree(s):
B.S.: Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers University, 2016

Ahmed Elsayyad

Focus area:
Innovative Healthcare Technologies

Hometown:
Cairo, Egypt

Degree(s):
B.A.: Public Health and Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University, 2015

Samuel “Gus” Ruchman

Focus area:
Non-Communicable Disease

Hometown:
Cos Cob, Connecticut

Degree(s):
B.A.: African Studies, Harvard University, 2015


2016 Global Health Scholars



Nikita Gupta

Focus area:
Women's Health

Hometown:
Princeton Junction, New Jersey

Degree(s):
B.A.: Johns Hopkins University, Neuroscience, 2013

Syed Haider

Focus area:
Neurotrauma and Neurosurgery

Hometown:
Karachi, Pakistan + Long Island, New York

Degree(s):
B.S.: CUNY City College, Biology, 2014

Lillian Jin

Focus area:
Global Child Health and Health Disparities

Hometown:
Newtown, Pennsylvania

Degree(s):
B.A.: Columbia University, Biology and English, 2013 M.P.H.: University College Dublin, 2015

Samuel Kebede

Focus area:
Public Health; Health Policy and Management

Hometown:
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Degree(s):
B.A.: Johns Hopkins University, Public Health, 2015

Isaiah Levy

Focus area:
Implementation of Biomedical Engineering

Hometown:
Great Neck, New York

Degree(s):
B.S.: Johns Hopkins University, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2015

Taylor Miller

Focus area:
Health Policy, Global Health, Evidence Based Medicine

Hometown:
San Diego, California

Degree(s):
B.S.: Georgetown University, International Economics, 2013

Mimi Smith

Focus area:
Integrative Medicine

Hometown:
Woodside, California

Degree(s):
B.S.: Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Biotechnology & Global Health, 2010 Post- Baccalaureate, Johns Hopkins University, pre-medical studies

Learn More

For more information on the Mount Sinai-GLG Global Health Scholars program, inquires can be directed to:


Jen Field
Director, GLG Social Impact
jfield@glg.it