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

Global Health Latest Publications

  • Published On 6/1/2023Misinformation messages shared via WhatsApp in Mexico during the COVID-19 pandemic: an exploratory study.Health promotion internationalread at PubMed
  • Published On 5/19/2023A balancing act: sex selection after pre-implantation genetic testing for aneuploidy for first versus second baby.Human reproduction (Oxford, England)read at PubMed
  • Published On 5/18/2023Qualitative assessment of infant sleep practices and other risk factors of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) among mothers in Lusaka, Zambia.BMC pediatricsread at PubMed
  • Published On 5/18/2023Healthcare seeking during travel: an analysis by the GeoSentinel surveillance network of travel medicine providers.Journal of travel medicineread at PubMed
  • Published On 5/17/2023Differential in-hospital mortality and intensive care treatment over time: Informing hospital pathways for modelling COVID-19 in South Africa.PLOS global public healthread at PubMed