The Global Health Concentration

What’s Different About Global Health at Yale?

  • Anybody, from any department in YSPH can pursue the global health concentration. 
  • Global health coursework is offered throughout the University 
  • The YSPH faculty is on the front lines of global health response, from zika to health systems, to food insecurity.

About the Concentration

The Yale School of Public Health is a leader in Yale University’s commitment to improve health across the globe through research, education and community engagement. The School uses science to foster health, promote innovation, train leaders and make a difference in the world. Faculty research spans a variety of fields including chronic and infectious diseases, implementation science, environmental health, behavioral determinants of health, and policy and administration.

The multidisciplinary approach of the Global Health Concentration encourages creativity and innovation, while fostering a global perspective. Public Health faculty members collaborate with colleagues across the University and have created and lead several interdisciplinary centers at the University, including the:

The Global Health Concentration builds on all these experiences and emphasizes an integrative problem–solving approach to global health issues and to diseases and conditions that afflict developing and developed countries. The uniqueness of Yale’s Global Health program is that it is available to all our students.  Because we believe that global health is public health, we encourage our students to broaden their public health education in various departments with the perspectives and experiences the Global Health Concentration offers.  Students who complete this concentration will be well prepared for positions in a variety of organizations—public and private, national, bilateral and multilateral—dedicated to global health challenges.  M.P.H. students in our traditional two–year program may complete this concentration while they satisfy the requirements of their respective departments or programs. Students in the one–year Advanced Professional M.P.H. Program may enroll in a Global Health Track.

Our Alumni

Alumni live and work in 69 nations around the world and are an active part in providing internship opportunities for students. Placement for internships and permanent positions after graduation include:

  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • UN agencies (e.g., UNHCR, UNICEF)
  • World Bank
  • Pan–American Health Organization (PAHO)
  • Planned Parenthood
  • John Snow, Inc.
  • Medecins Sans Frontiers
  • National Network on Tobacco Prevention and Poverty
  • National Opinion Research Center
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Millennium Cities Initiative
  • Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative
  • USAID
  • Save the Children, and other community–based and research/academic institutions in various countries