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Global Health Studies

Our Program, Our People

Students in Mexico studying public health

Our Program

In Global Health Studies, students learn to recognize key social, political, historical, and economic determinants of health, to critically analyze the role played by these determinants in global health concerns past and present, and to identify ethical and practical challenges and opportunities for designing equitable health interventions across cultural and geographical environments. 

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Our People

Our program’s strengths are found in the multidisciplinary and critical approaches our award-winning faculty take in their teaching and research. With expertise in anthropology, history, nutrition, public health, and sociology, we offer students a diversity of perspectives on the most pressing issues in global health.

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20th Anniversary





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Global Health Studies celebrates 20 years
GHS Faculty Member Sera Young is promoted to Professor, effective Sept 1, 2024
GHS Faculty Member Peter Locke is promoted to Professor of Instruction in Global Health Studies, effective Sept 1, 2024
Global Health Studies 20th anniversary featured in Weinberg News Center
GHS alumnae Vivica Lewis gives TED talk