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Department of International Health


The Department of International Health is committed to helping the world’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged people improve their health and well-being.

We focus on diseases, disabilities, malnutrition, and the social, economic, biological, and environmental conditions that affect communities around the world. Whether the problem is defined by illness, ability, economic or social status, gender, age, race, religion, political affiliation, or sexual orientation, we work with partners around the world to identify, test, and implement technologies, practices, and policies to protect health and save lives.

Our department excels at:

  • Social Justice. Our faculty, students, staff, and alumni are global citizens, committed to social justice and improving health equity for all people wherever they live.
  • Multidisciplinary and Interprofessional Collaboration. Our leadership is achieved through integrated and transdisciplinary approaches to research, education, capacity building, policymaking, and program implementation.
  • Local and Global Engagement. We work directly and collaboratively with communities, scientists, public health practitioners, and policymakers around the world to understand their needs and support change that directly addresses our collaborators.
  • Impact. We seek to produce measurable results on people’s lives, especially the poor, through programs, policies, and practices that are adapted, scaled, and sustained effectively.

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