The Institute for Public Health’s Global Health Initiative works to stimulate the creation of transdisciplinary teams to advance the science and application of effective interventions and services that have a positive impact on global population health. The institute strives to create collaborations that:
- transcend disciplinary boundaries to produce advances that address the full spectrum of factors that influence health
- integrate the cultural identities of all participants in our global health efforts in a way that addresses the role of health, illness and healing in a range of cultures and societies
- build sustainable partnerships and expand capacity in our partner countries to support healthy living
- lead innovative implementation research to deliver low-cost, highly effective strategies to reduce health disparities in vulnerable populations
- translate research findings into practice and measurable results for communities around the globe
The university-wide initiative provides the infrastructure and support for numerous global health activities. Some of our current global health activities include: facilitating the development of new curricula, supporting our research agenda, fostering collaboration among training and service programs, and furthering the dialogue on key global health issues through the engagement of leading scholars and our university and international partners.
The Global Health Center includes the Center for Global Health & Infectious Disease (CGHID), which was founded in 2012 by the departments of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology, and Pathology and Immunology in the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. CGHID works to enhance collaborations and strategic partnerships at Washington University in St. Louis to eradicate global infectious diseases.
The Center’s strategies are to:
- Encourage innovation and cross-disciplinary research in global health that focus on key areas: infectious diseases, nutritional deficiency, maternal and child health, productive aging, and cancer and chronic disease
- Bring the campus community and our partners together to focus on global health issues through events and programs
- Develop a comprehensive global health curriculum and other educational tools and training for students to foster the next generation of leaders
For more information, please visit the Institute for Public Health website.