Global Health.

Mothers should survive childbirth so they and their babies can flourish.

People with diabetes should have access to life-saving insulin.

HIV-positive moms and dads should live to enjoy their grandchildren.

Global health has achieved dramatic reductions in preventable illness, injury and death. But there is still much to do. Our faculty, staff, and students are at the forefront of the global push towards the world’s Sustainable Development Goals--we are looking forward and acting now to eliminate poverty, inequity, and preventable illness and death by 2030.


We collaborate with communities, governments, scientists, and international development partners to improve the health of populations.

Students & Alumni

We train future global health leaders through classroom and field-based experiences. DGH alumni are working around the world: improving government policies, promoting social justice, and increasing access to education, economic opportunity, and health services.


Over two decades we have built partnerships in Boston, China, Ghana, India, Mexico Vietnam, South Africa, Zambia, and elsewhere. These relationships drive our research, advocacy, and commitment to the communities where we work.

Global Health at a glance


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Global Health Research

Our faculty conducts research globally across topics of study including HIV infection, Early Childhood Development, Pneumonia, Microbiome and infectious diseases, Immunity to Malaria, Tuberculosis, Economics of HIV and infectious diseases, Global Infectious Diseases, Pharmaceutical Policy, Maternal and Child Health, COVID-19

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Affiliated Academic Programs

BU School of Public Health graduate degree programs providesstudents with specialized training in both the theory, research, and practice of global health.Students pursuing a Master's degree in Public Health (MPH) and have an interest in global health may choose to obtain a functional certificate learning to design and implement rigorous field-based projects and conducting monitoring activities in developing and developed countries. Doctoral in Public Health (DrPH) candidates learn to develop, implement, and evaluate national and global public health programs and policies.

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Recent Department News

Charlotte Greenhill stands with arms crossed in front of the Talbot Building

SPH Graduate Selected for Fulbright Award

Charlotte Greenhill, a graduate of Boston University's 4+1 program with a bachelor's degree in Latin American studies and an MPH with concentrations in global health and epidemiology and biostatistics from the School of Public Health, received a prestigious English Teaching Assistantship to Brazil.

Global Health Latest Publications

  • Published On 7/15/2024Who Transmits Tuberculosis to Whom: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of a Cohort Study in Lima, Peru.American journal of respiratory and critical care medicineread at PubMed
  • Published On 7/11/2024Factors associated with unfavourable treatment outcomes among persons with Pulmonary Tuberculosis: a multicentric prospective cohort study from India.Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of Americaread at PubMed
  • Published On 7/11/2024Corrigendum to "Report from the World Health Organization''s immunization and vaccines-related implementation research advisory committee (IVIR-AC) meeting, virtual gathering, 26 February-1 March 2024" [Vaccine 42(15) (2024) 3379-3383].Vaccineread at PubMed
  • Published On 7/4/2024Will the Olympic flame spark dengue outbreaks during the Paris 2024 summer Olympic and Paralympic games?Journal of travel medicineread at PubMed
  • Published On 7/2/2024Epidemiology of Travel-Associated Dengue from 2007 to 2022: A GeoSentinel Analysis.Journal of travel medicineread at PubMed