Our BU Partners

In order to achieve its mission of developing multidisciplinary research initiatives focusing on the critical global health and social development issues of our time, the CGHD works in close collaboration BU partners who share a similar vision for the sustainable development of low-income and transitional countries.  Our BU partners include:

kenya. Child taking medicine.School of Public Health

Founded in 1976, Boston University School of Public Health offers master’s and doctoral-level education in eight public health concentrations including biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, health law, bioethics & human rights; health policy & management; international health, maternal & child health, social & behavioral sciences.  The faculty conducts policy-changing public health research around the world with the mission of improving the health of populations, especially the disadvantaged, underserved and vulnerable, locally, nationally and internationally.

maninmumbaiCollege of Engineering

Engineers shape the quality of our lives and the College of Engineering educates the technology leaders of tomorrow while pushing the boundaries of innovation that improve society. The College offers a slate of bachelor’s degrees in several engineering disciplines, as well as master’s and doctoral degrees for those pursuing careers in industry or research.

Child Bride ConferenceCollege of Communication 

At the College of Communication (established in 1947), students gain a deep understanding of communication in its various forms, combined with a solid grounding in liberal arts. Students become proficient in writing, oral communication, visual literacy and digital media skills. COM graduates have been recognized as some of the best in their respective fields, having won Pulitzer Prizes, Emmy Awards and Clio Awards to name a few.

smgSchool of Management

The Boston University School of Management will mark its 100th anniversary in September 2013. Our proud history includes being one of the very first to admit women, and the establishment of an MBA in 1925. The next century will witness the School of Management graduates leading in the areas of digital technology, health sector management, and energy and the environment.

CAS College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) at Boston University

The College of Arts & Sciences at Boston University is the largest academic enterprise in the University, with an extensive global reach that enhances our international reputation for teaching and research. Our administration and faculty create a stimulating academic environment for the undergraduate and graduate students who form a diverse and thriving community.

Kenya.  Hospital with bednets. Department of Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Established in July of 1997, the Department of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine is the first such university department in Boston. The Boston University Department of Family Medicine provides leadership to the development of family practice and primary care regionally, nationally, and internationally, through its research, education, and clinical activities.

CAPP photoCenter for the Assessment of Pharmaceutical Practices (CAPP)

The center’s overarching goal is to promote the safe and effective use of medications for the nation’s public health through research, education, and consultation. The center offers opportunities for collaboration and development in research and education related to pharmaceutical practices and has access to some of the largest databases in the United States for answering important therapeutic questions facing clinicians in routine practice.

Africa. Children. Smile. African Studies Center

Founded in 1953, the African Studies Center at Boston University has earned a reputation for excellence in teaching, research, publication, African language instruction, and public outreach.

evaluation-mchinji-pilot The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future convenes symposia and conducts interdisciplinary, policy-relevant, and future-oriented research that contributes to long-term improvements in the human condition. The center’s focus is defined by its longer-range vision and is not confined to any particular set of issues. The Pardee Center’s work seeks to identify, anticipate, and enhance the long-term potential for human progress in all its myriad dimensions.

Department Of Biomedical Engineering Department of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University

From understanding the human genome to pioneering surgical tools, Boston University biomedical engineers are committed to the advancement of research and education in biotechnology, biomolecular engineering, sensory systems, cardiopulmonary engineering, neuroscience, micro- and nano-systems, synthetic biology, systems biology and biomechanics, and biomaterials.

Cell Photo BU PartnersEngineers Without Borders (EWB)–Boston University Student Chapter

EWB draws BU students from various majors who want to work toward community-driven development programs worldwide. EWB collaborates with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders.

Pediatircsat Boston Medical Department of Pediatrics at the Boston Medical Center

The Department of Pediatrics at the Boston Medical Center is dedicated to children, adolescents, and young adults in urban communities. The department is committed to keeping them healthy by promoting safety and preventative medicine, delivering prompt and efficient care for illnesses and injuries, and advocating for them at a systems level.

Boston Medical Center Emergency Medicine Department at the Boston Medical Center

Boston Medical Center is home to the busiest 24-hour Level 1 trauma center in New England. Our Emergency Department serves more than 130,000 patients each year and is a national model of excellence in emergency medicine.

Pisuli Height Section of Infectious Diseases at the Boston University School of Medicine

The Section of Infectious Diseases (ID) represents a dynamic and collaborative research group with demonstrated strengths in both basic and clinical research in areas such as bacterial pathogenesis, HIV, parasitology, host-pathogen interactions, vaccines, and innate immunity.

Leboha-logoThe Lesotho-Boston Health Alliance (LeBoHA)

The Lesotho-Boston Health Alliance (LeBoHA) aims to strengthen management, policy, planning, and clinical capacity in the health sector of Lesotho. Our intent is to assist the country in responding to the HIV/AIDS crisis with the long-term goal of contributing to the development of a sustainable health sector that is attractive to physicians and nurses in Lesotho. LeBoHA structures all activities to be integrated, complementary, and within a strategic framework developed with and agreed to by key leaders, particularly the Minister of Health & Social Welfare.