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.

Research

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.

Partnerships

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

27

Primary Faculty

200+

Peer-Reviewed Articles Annually

$15M

 Funding Agency Awards Annually

3

 Affiliated Degree Programs

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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Global Health News

Global Health Latest Publications

  • Published On 1/14/2022Care-Seeking Behavior for Newborns in Rural Zambia.Maternal and child health journalread at PubMed
  • Published On 1/13/2022Effect of maternal vitamin D supplementation on nasal pneumococcal acquisition, carriage dynamics and carriage density in infants in Dhaka, Bangladesh.BMC infectious diseasesread at PubMed
  • Published On 1/13/2022Cost-effectiveness of single-dose AmBisome preemptive treatment for the prevention of cryptococcal meningitis in African low and middle-income countries.Medical mycologyread at PubMed
  • Published On 1/11/2022Maximum and Time-Dependent Body Mass Index and Breast Cancer Incidence Among Postmenopausal Women in the Black Women''s Health Study.American journal of epidemiologyread at PubMed
  • Published On 1/7/2022Development and validation of a parsimonious TB gene signature using the digital NanoString nCounter platform.Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of Americaread at PubMed