What is Global Health?
The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) defines global health as, "an area for study, research, and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide."
Global health emphasizes trans-national health issues, determinants, and solutions; involves many disciplines within and beyond the health sciences and promotes interdisciplinary collaboration; prioritizes population-based prevention with individual-level clinical care.
The Global Health Initiative is a multidisciplinary university-wide effort to reduce health inequalities among underserved populations locally and worldwide through education, research, service and development of partnerships.
- Facilitate collaboration among faculty members, students and international partners
- Lead efforts in multidisciplinary translational research, education and clinical programs/projects
- Develop and enhance partnerships with institutions in the world's developing nations
- Support scholarships, direct grants, and monitor major funding opportunities outside Brown
- Host forums for speakers and research conferences
- Organize and disseminate information