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Texas A&M University Global Public Health Brigades

Public Profile

About This Organization

Global Public Health Brigades is an international student-operated volunteer organization that aims to empower rural communities to prevent common illnesses through in-home infrastructural development, community leader training, and health education. We travel to Central America once per semester to establish five different infrastructural projects within communities. In addition to the infrastructure projects, Public Health Brigades also works with communities to provide health education to school-age children and adults in the community. The Public Health team collaborates with school teachers and other key community members to develop a curriculum that will directly address the communities' needs, while volunteers prepare lessons for the children during each brigade. We recruit students from all over campus with no particular prior experience needed. Each of the communities served receives a brigade every 3 to 4 months with hopes of creating self sustaining communities by preventing disease. Between brigades, the in-country team maintains relationships with the communities to provide follow-up to ensure all projects and education were successful.
Year Founded:
Membership Dues:
$20 per semester
Admits Members:
Fall and Spring Semester
Meeting Locations:
MSC or Rudder

Public Contact Information

Public Contact Name:
Samuel Karsky
Public Contact E-mail Address:
Public Contact Phone Number:

Group Contact Information

Organization Web Site:
Organization E-mail Address:

Organization Associations

Academic Department:
General (No College)
Non-Academic Department:


Approximate membership of the organization:
Membership policies:
  • Our organization accepts undergraduate students as members
  • Our organization accepts graduate students as members
Weekly time committment required of organization members:
0-3 Hours
Membership intake process:


Community Service Projects:
Once per semester
Fundraising Events:
Three or more times per semester
Once per semester
On-Campus Social Events:
Once per semester
Off-Campus Social Events:
Twice per semester
Hosting Conferences:
Once per year
Sponsoring Special Events (Concerts, one-time events, etc.):
New Member Orientation/Training:
Events with Alcohol:
In-State Travel:
Domestic US Travel:
International Travel:
Once per semester