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 1/14/2017Prioritizing 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 1/6/2017How 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.
  • Published On 12/21/2016Sexual violence-related pregnancies in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo: a qualitative analysis of access to pregnancy termination services.Conflict and healthread at PubMed
  • Published On 12/12/2016Treatment Outcomes and Costs of Providing Antiretroviral Therapy at a Primary Health Clinic versus a Hospital-Based HIV Clinic in South AfricaPLOS Oneread at Custom
  • Published On 12/12/2016How Dangerous Is Obesity? Issues in Measurement and InterpretationPopulation and Development Reviewread at Custom
  • Published On 12/12/2016Treatment Outcomes and Costs of Providing Antiretroviral Therapy at a Primary Health Clinic versus a Hospital-Based HIV Clinic in South Africa.PloS oneread at PubMed
  • Published On 12/9/2016Trends in the burden of HIV mortality after roll-out of antiretroviral therapy in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: an observational community cohort study.The lancet. HIVread at PubMed