Global Health Summer Program Announced
Global Health Delivery Summer Intensive
July 1-26, 2013
Entering its fifth year, the Global Health Delivery Summer Intensive (GHDI) is a rigorous summer session that trains public health leaders and health practitioners through a curriculum of epidemiology, management science and global health delivery case studies, enabling them to effectively design and manage programs that improve health outcomes for the populations they serve.
Our intensive summer program consists of three credit-bearing courses led by senior Harvard faculty:
• Epidemiologic Methods for Global Health (2.5 credits): covers introductory level epidemiology and a biostatistics primer introducing basic principles of statistics, with a specific focus on problems related to global health.
• Value-Based Management in Global Health Care Delivery (1.25 credits):educates students in the fundamental principles of organizational behavior, strategy, operations management, leadership and financial accounting relevant for work in leading global health programs.
• Introduction to Global Health Care Delivery (2.5 credits): engages students in the analysis of case studies that describe efforts to improve health care delivery in resource-poor settings. Classroom discussion of these cases will illuminate principles and frameworks for the design of efficient and effective global health interventions.
The program is co-sponsored by the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School, under the direction of Harvard faculty on the staff ofBrigham and Women’s Hospital. This program is one of many developed by the Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University.
Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to global health and experience in global health organizations, with a substantial background in health care or a related field. International candidates are encouraged to apply. Applications and supporting documents must be received by February 1, 2013.