The world is increasingly interconnected. Globalization, socio-economic development, and climate change are all contributing to profound transitions in the global burden of disease that often reinforce underling structural determinants of health. Meanwhile,
emerging and re-emerging diseases that do not obey national borders are straining health systems and exacerbating regional, national, and global health inequities. Yet the governance structures, policies, and practice of global health remain rooted
in an international development model that has existed since the end of World War II. This course will provide a multidisciplinary theoretical overview of the state of global health as field of study, research, and practice that places a priority
on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide. With a diverse array of topics and speakers, combined with a highly interactive learning environment, students will learn some of the fundamental knowledge, attitudes, and
skills to start developing a global perspective on past, present, and future public health issues.
- Dr. Matthew Dacso
- Dr. Premal Patel