The Global Health Concentration

The multidisciplinary approach of the Global Health Concentration encourages creativity and innovation, while fostering a global perspective. The concentration emphasizes an integrative problem–solving approach to global health issues and to diseases and conditions that afflict developing and developed countries. 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.

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