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Global and Refugee Health e-Learning

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Production Team

Project Lead: Kevin Pottie
Author: Doug Gruner
Author: Mariella Ferreyra
Author: Omar Ezzat
Author: David Ponka
Author: Meb Rashid
Author : Keith Miller
Author: Kate Merritt

Videographer: Hugh Kellam
Instructional Design. Evaluation: Ayesha Ratnayake, Keith Miller, Kate Merritt

Instructional Design, Programmer: Rong Sun, uOttawa Centre for e-Learning,

Design and Production: Centre for e-Learing, Teaching and Learning Support Service (TLSS), University of Ottawa

Suggested Citation:  Pottie K, Gruner D, Ferreyra M, Ratnayake A, Ezzat O, Ponka D, Rashid M, Kellam H, Sun R., Miller K., & Merritt K. Refugees and Global Health: A Global Health E-Learning Program, Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health (CCIRH) and the University of Ottawa, Canada.. Available at www.ccirhken.ca.

Copyright: © 2013 Pottie et al. This is an open-access e-learning program distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




We would like to acknowledge the expert help in developing content from  Solina Yoo, Kamini Premkumar, Mina Niazi, Francoise Guigne, Emily Moon, Mai Elramly, Carl Nicholson, Anne McCarthy, Jeff Turnbull, Peter Tugwell, Heather Thomson and Roo Deinstadt.

We would like to acknowledge our Peer Reviewers:

Dr Neil Arya, Director of Global Health, University of Western Ontario

Dr Ellen Rosenberg,  Department of Family Medicine, McGill University

Alanna Fennell, co-Director Global Health Education, International Health Program, University of Toronto

Dr Doug Archibald, Medical Education, Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa

We would also like to acknowledge the Ontario Family Medicine Global Health Education Working Group and their work developing the framework for global health education upon which this e-learning program is built.

We would like to acknowledge student reviewer feedback from:  Medina Mohamed, Emily Moon, Alanna Cluff, Caroline Malcolmson, Elisabeth Antoniak, Pal Randhawa, Bonnie Tang, Fanyi Meng, Kirstin Perdrizet, Jessica Chen, Evelyn Dell, Kristina Hicks, and Kelly O’Connor.

We would also like to acknowledge the program support from the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa, student travel support from the University of Saskatchewan and Memorial University and an unrestricted educational grant from the Frontline Health Initiative of AstraZeneca.


1)Redwood Campbell, Pottie et al. 2010. Ontario Family Medicine Residency Global Health Curriculum Development Project: A Report by the Ontario Global Health Family Medicine Curriculum Working Group

2)Redwood-Campbell et al. Developing a cirriculum framework for global health. BMC Medical Education 2011, 11:46