Global Health

Working toward worldwide equity in health.

The goal of the Department of Global Health and the associated Center for Global Health and Development is to improve the health of underserved global populations through policy-relevant research; the empowerment of citizens, governments, and organizations; and the education of future global health leaders. We focus on the world’s three overriding health problems—poverty, disease, and inequity—with emphasis on infectious diseases, management and finance, reproductive health, maternal health, child survival, policy analysis, and research and evaluation methods.

The department emphasizes a practice-based education with on-the-ground experience, and coursework that teaches skills relevant in running programs to reduce disease and inequality in low-income countries. We are active in more than 10 countries at any given time, with a major continuing presence in South Africa and Zambia and research projects in Mexico, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, India, and Vietnam. We have also conducted extensive work in Namibia and Lesotho.

Affiliated Degrees:

MPH DrPH


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Publications

  • Published On 1/30/2017Child Gender and Parental Reporting of Illness Symptoms in Sub-Saharan Africa.The American journal of tropical medicine and hygieneread at PubMed
  • Published On 1/25/2017Deaths Attributable to Diabetes in the United States: Comparison of Data Sources and Estimation Approaches.PloS oneread at PubMed
  • Published On 1/17/2017Imputing HIV treatment start dates from routine laboratory data in South Africa: a validation study.BMC health services researchread at PubMed
  • Published On 1/14/2017Prioritizing health outcomes of HIV-exposed, uninfected children in low and middle-income countries: response to Powis et al.AIDS (London, England)read at PubMed
  • Published On 1/13/2017Factors associated with non-completion of follow-up: 33-month latent tuberculous infection treatment trial.The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseaseread at PubMed
  • Published On 1/12/2017Sustained effect of couples'' HIV counselling and testing on risk reduction among Zambian HIV serodiscordant couples.Sexually transmitted infectionsread at PubMed
  • Published On 1/6/2017How Can Pricing and Reimbursement Policies Improve Affordable Access to Medicines? Lessons Learned from European Countries.Applied health economics and health policyread at PubMed
  • Published On 1/2/2017Has the phasing out of stavudine in accordance with changes in WHO guidelines led to a decrease in single-drug substitutions in first-line antiretroviral therapy for HIV in sub-Saharan Africa?AIDS (London, England)read at PubMed
  • Published On 1/2/2017Has the phasing out of stavudine in accordance with changes in WHO guidelines led to a decrease in single-drug substitutions in first-line antiretroviral therapy for HIV in sub-Saharan Africa?AIDS (London, England)read at PubMed
  • Published On 1/1/2017Humanitarian Response to Complex Emergencies and Natural Disasters.In: Quah, S.R. and Cockerham, W.C. The International Encyclopedia of Public Health.