The Department of Global Health and Population (GHP) seeks to improve global health through education, research, and service from a population-based perspective.
As a community of students, educators, researchers, and practitioners from around the world, our department works together to produce powerful ideas that improve the lives and health of people everywhere.
Students come to the department with various backgrounds and with a range of career goals. All have an interest in the health of disadvantaged populations worldwide. Through our master’s and doctoral degrees, the department is home to students developing expertise in areas such as health systems design, management, and evaluation; health economics; global nutrition; maternal and child health; global infectious and non-communicable diseases; and humanitarian studies and population ethics. Our research and teaching has a unique foundation in what we call global health methods – including competency in various quantitative and qualitative methods that we apply to the study of various problems and solutions.
Our faculty works continuously to strengthen our educational offerings, to stimulate new research, and to build an intellectual community. Our array of term-time courses, summer and winter international experiences, and other special events throughout the year offer a comprehensive portfolio of learning opportunities for our valued student and postdoc community. From research and teaching in Boston and other parts of the US, to Brazil and Mexico; from China and India, to Tanzania and Egypt, our programs and projects span the globe in more than 30 countries.