Global Health Initiative

Global Health Initiative

Global health is a defining issue of our time, and universities have a tremendous responsibility to help reduce the burden of disease in communities around the world and help build an infrastructure for progress and understanding through research, education and service.

The core of Brown's mission is to educate the next generation of leaders to tackle increasingly complex issues of health, economics, population and environment in a global society. The mission includes partnerships with institutions in lower and middle-income countries that are having a direct and positive impact on people in these regions. In order to fully tap the potential of this effort, the Global Health Initiative was established in 2009 to expand Brown's partnerships; to bring together faculty members, students, and international collaborators; and to spur innovation and coordination.

The Global Health Initiative both supports and spearheads many multidisciplinary research projects, aiming to reduce health inequalities among underserved populations locally and worldwide.

Here we highlight research projects that are being carried out by our core GHI team (GHI Research) as well as research projects and initiatives we are affiliated with (Collaborators and Partners).
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Brown Innovation and Research Collaborative for Health

New BIRCH Global Health Subcommittee

We are thrilled to announce the launch of a new BIRCH Global Health Subcommittee, which focuses on addressing some of the challenges specific to international research. The subcommittee will be chaired by Dr. Adam Levine, Professor of Emergency Medicine and International and Public Affairs, and Associate Dean of Global Health Equity in Brown’s Division of Biology and Medicine. The first meeting convened at the end of April and will recur monthly via zoom. The Brown Innovation and Research Collaborative for Health (BIRCH) brings together the research conducted by Brown University’s Division of Biology and Medicine, Lifespan Health System, and Care New England under one administrative umbrella.
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Alex Jin, PLME ‘23, a dedicated USA Intern of Health and Education for All (HAEFA), visited HAEFA operations in March 2024 as a monitoring and evaluation officer. She observed various HAEFA activities, conducted interviews, gathered information, and generated media content. She also worked at the 2 health posts in the FDMN camps, conducting exit polls to evaluate patient satisfaction and identify aspects for improvement.
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