About the Department

Course Overview

GHP offers a total of 66 courses, including 9 international field courses in India, Bangladesh, Tanzania, Brazil, Chile, China, and the West Bank, in addition to various country sites for the Health & Human Rights course and Maternal Health courses.



Student Information

42 Doctoral Students
42 Two-Year Master of Science
43 Master of Public Health Global Health




Faculty & Academic Appointments

33 Primary Faculty
1 University Professor
9 Secondary Appointments
14 Adjunct
5 Visiting
3 Emeritus



Major Research Areas

  • Social and Economic Development
  • Women’s Health and Children’s Health
  • Health Policy Prevention
  • Infectious & Chronic Diseases
  • Demography Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Health Equity and Human Rights Design and Financing
  • Health Care Systems
  • Human Ecology
  • Nutrition and Global Health


Global Research

Sample locations: Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Japan, Kenya, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam, Zambia



Research Centers, Programs & Affiliations

FXB Center for Health and Human Rights
Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP)
Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies (HCPDS)
Harvard China Initiative
Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Harvard Humanitarian Academy
Harvard Global Health Institute
Harvard Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR)
Program on Ethical Issues in Global Health Research

Program on International Health and Human Rights
Program on the Global Demography of Aging (PGDA)
Takemi Program in International Health

Women and Health Initiative