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The mission of the Office of Global Health is to confront the disparities in global health through research, education and health services in partnership with institutions serving resource-limited communities around the world.


Collaborating with other institutions focused on education, research and health services.  These partnerships provide opportunities for:

  1. Collaboration to identify and address partners' community needs.
  2. Supervised clinical rotations for medical students and residents.
  3. Structured clinical rotations for faculty and career physicians.
  4. Training of faculty from our partner institutions in the skills and knowledge required to meet the needs of their communities.
  5. Structured clinical and research training.
  6. Conducting clinically relevant and ethically sound research.

Working within departments and schools at Yale (click Resources tab) to:

  1. Advocate global health training and education at Yale School of Medicine and Yale University.
  2. Develop interdisciplinary clinical, training and research projects.
  3. Create a joint curriculum in global health for students and clinical trainees.

Supporting didactic courses in global health and tropical diseases for students and residents, including such topics as common diseases found in resource-poor areas of the world; population and environment; economics and poverty; and gender and culture.


Our partners include the following medical institutions:
  • Mulago Hospital/Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda
  • Philanjalo/Church of Scotland Hospital, Tugela Ferry, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa
  • JFK Medical Center, Monrovia, Liberia
  • Alam Sehat Lestari/Health in Harmony, Sukadana, Borneo, Indonesia
  • King Faisal Hospital and Central University Hospital in Kigali (CHUK), Rwanda
  • Hospital Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia  
  • Kazan Medical University, Kazan, Russia
Major funding partners include:

More Information


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Asghar Rastegar, MD

Professor of Medicine

Director, Office of Global Health

Chief, Fitkin Firm, YNHH

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Laura Crawford, MPH

Administrator, Yale/Stanford J&J Global Health Scholars Program

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Patricia King

Sr. Administrative Assistant to Dr. Asghar Rastegar, Director, Office of Global Health,Coordinator, Medical Grand Rounds, Department of Medicine

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Tracy Rabin, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Assistant Director, Office of Global Health (Department of Internal Medicine)

Associate Program Director for Global and Community Health, Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program

Affiliated Faculty, Yale Global Health Leadership Institute

Affiliated Faculty, Yale Center for Asylum Medicine

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Click here to read the Office of Global Health's Annual Report for 2012-2013.