Zohray Talib MD

Zohray Talib

Medical Education

Contact Information
Email: TalibZ@calmedu.org

Faculty Appointment

Associate Professor of Medicine and of Global Health

Administrative Appointments

Associate Dean, Medical Education and Global Health


MD, University of Albert, Edmonton, Canada
Residency: Internal Medicine, George Washington University
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine
Fellowship: American College of Physicians


Zohray Moolani Talib is Associate Dean for Medical Education and Global Health at the California University of Science and Medicine. Dr. Talib is a member of the National Academy of Medicine's Global Forum for Innovations in Health Professions Education and also holds academic appointments at the Aga Khan University in Kenya as well as Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda.

Dr. Talib’s research focuses on strategies to strengthen medical and health professions education in low-resource settings and for underserved communities. She was the medical education lead and co-investigator for the Coordinating Center of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI), working with medical schools in Africa, examining training models aimed at improving the quantity, quality and retention of graduates. She has published on medical education innovations and strategies to support the scale-up of training programs for underserved communities. Dr. Talib is also an advocate for gender parity in global health leadership and has written commentaries that bring light to this issue in both the Lancet and Lancet Global Health.

Dr. Talib has led global health initiatives in Central Asia and East Africa ranging from community-based cancer screening to research training for academic faculty. She brings to the field of global health the unique perspective of being a primary care clinician, educator and researcher. She was previously Associate Professor of Medicine and of Health Policy at GWU where she held leadership positions in undergraduate and graduate medical education.

Dr. Talib received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and her Doctor of Medicine from University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the George Washington University Hospital. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Research Interests

  • Global Health
  • Health Workforce / Health Professions Education
  • Medical Education
  • Health Systems Strengthening