Global Health

What is global health?

Global health is concerned with improving health and well-being across diverse populations, particularly those in which poor health outcomes are concentrated. The principles, approaches and tools used in global health are applicable across low-, middle-, and high-income countries.

Most of our faculty who do research and teach in the global health degree programs are particularly concerned with health policies, programs and services in low- and middle-income country settings. 

What are we doing in area of global health?

Our global health faculty engage in applied research, using multi-disciplinary research methods. They engage with partners in governments, researchers and NGOs in countries around the world, including Uganda, Malawi, Pakistan, Nepal, Colombia, India, Brazil, Ethiopia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines, Australia, U.S., and the U.K. 

What is the focus of our research?

Our research spans a wide range of topics:

  • community-based primary health care, including community health worker programs
  • health systems and policies
  • implementation research
  • effective scaling up of projects
  • community-based approaches to maternal and newborn health
  • quality improvement
  • developing point of care diagnostics for malaria and dengue in low-resource settings
  • studying the immunological and clinical outcomes of malaria infection in pregnancy
  • developing malaria vaccine
  • family planning
  • social and economic remittances on health and well-being
  • intersections of gender, class, work and health
Associate Professor Zubia Mumtaz's research looks at how gender and class affect reproductive health policies and maternal health services for vulnerable women in South Asia.
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Associate Professor Stephen Hodgins' research has been in response to real-world challenges of delivering programs to improve population health in places such as Zambia and Nepal.
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Researcher Stephanie Yanow studies different aspects of malaria with the goal that her findings will contribute to the development of a vaccine.
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