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International Health Headlines
The growing humanitarian health crisis in Gaza is straining an already overwhelmed global system.
Judd Walson, Infectious Disease and Child Survival Expert, Joins Bloomberg School as Chair of Department of International Health
His work addresses the major factors that underpin poverty and disease and lead to inequity and injustice across the world.
What We Do in the Department of International Health
The Department of International Health is a global leader and partner in identifying, developing, testing, and implementing practices and policies that help the world’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged people improve their health and well-being. We work directly and collaboratively with communities, scientists, public health practitioners, and policymakers around the world to understand their needs and support changes to improve health globally.
International Health Highlights
academic program in international health (1961)
Largest Department in Global Health
over 250 full-time faculty working across the globe
have worked in over 90 countries on 6 continents
500+ peer-reviewed articles published a year
International Health Programs
The Department of International Health is organized into four program areas: Global Disease Epidemiology and Control; Health Systems; Human Nutrition; and Social and Behavioral Interventions.
We offer a Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) and doctoral-level training for research (PhD) in these program areas, as well as a Master of Health Science in Health Economics (MHS). We also offer many continuing education programs online and on campus.
The MHS in Global Health Economics is a nine-month program that provides students with the skills necessary to use economic tools in the promotion of healthy lifestyles and positive health outcomes. Students will learn how to develop health systems that promote equitable access to care, using applied health cases from around the world.
The MSPH training program is intended for students who wish to pursue a professional career in the field of public health. Some prior health and/or international experience is preferred.
The PhD prepares students to become independent investigators in academic and non-academic research institutions, and emphasizes contributions to theory and basic science.
Centers, Institutes, and Initiatives in the Department of International Health
The Department is home to a number of centers, institutes, and initiatives that allow faculty from the Department, the University, and the world to collaborate directly on specific global health issues.
Melissa A. Marx, PhD,
evaluates maternal, child, and infectious disease programs, and has led response efforts for outbreaks including SARS, Ebola, and COVID-19.
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