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 9/11/2021Cannabis vaping among adults in the United States: Prevalence, trends, and association with high-risk behaviors and adverse respiratory conditions.Preventive medicineread at PubMed
  • Published On 9/2/2021Association of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection and Underlying Risk Factors for Death Among Young Infants Who Died at University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka Zambia.Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of Americaread at PubMed
  • Published On 9/2/2021Risk Factors for Respiratory Syncytial Virus-Associated Community Deaths in Zambian Infants.Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of Americaread at PubMed
  • Published On 9/2/2021Global Respiratory Syncytial Virus-Related Infant Community Deaths.Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of Americaread at PubMed
  • Published On 9/2/2021Challenges of Assessing Community Mortality Due to Respiratory Viruses in Children Aged Less Than 5 Years.Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of Americaread at PubMed