The Department of Global Health and Population (GHP) seeks to improve global health through education, research, and service from a population-based perspective.
The Department of Global Health and Population is proud to be the first department of population sciences in any school of public health with a focus on global health from the very beginning. Over the past half- century, faculty members, students, and researchers in our department have helped shape the field, and launched some of the major ideas in global public health and population sciences.
The department’s research and teaching is organized into three broad clusters, with Global Health Methods underlying all:
These clusters span a wide spectrum of topics, including social and economic development, health policy, and demography; design and financing of health care systems; women’s and children’s health; global nutritional epidemiology and practice; prevention and control of infectious and chronic diseases; program evaluation; and humanitarian assistance and ethics. The department has a special concern with questions of health equity and human rights, particularly in relation to health and population issues in developing countries. Students come to the department with various backgrounds and with a wide range of career goals. All have an interest in the health of disadvantaged populations worldwide.