The mission of the Global Health Concentration is to develop public health professionals who are experts in issues related to global health. Global health research and training focus on health inequalities within communities and populations and across populations throughout the world. Global health thus focuses on domestic and international health inequalities, and is not about crossing borders but bridging health inequalities with scientific evidence of etiology and prevention.
Global Health Concentration
- Analyze trends in the burden of disease in a specific LMIC low- or middle-income country) or another similarly under-resourced setting.
- Apply a health equity lens to a specific global public health issue.
- Reflect on how their positionality should inform collaborations with LMIC partners.
- Design a context-specific, scientifically assessable intervention for a resource-constrained setting.
- Formulate a social determinants of health explanation for a global health outcome that is grounded in evidence.
Global Health Concentration Courses
Complete the following courses:
- PHP2710, Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Disability and Death in the Global South (Fall)
- PHP2720, Implementing Public Health Programs and Interventions in the Global South (Fall of either 1st or 2nd year)
- PHP2730, Including the Excluded: Global Health Ethics (Spring)
- PHP2740, Learning Global Health by Doing GH [must take in the first year] (Spring)
- PHP2760, Critical Perspectives in Global Health [recommend taking in the second year] (Fall)
*Students taking the qualitative analytic sequence must also take PHP2061, Qualitative Analysis in Public Health Research, as an elective.
Students in the Global Health Concentration must complete their thesis focused on an Global Health topic with an advisor approved by the Global Health Concentration Lead