About Global Health Studies

The Global Health minor offers students transdisciplinary and engaged learning opportunities to understand the complexities of global health problems including their social determinants. Students develop the necessary collaboration, research, and innovation skills to work ethically towards ameliorating global health problems, both local and international, including, but not limited to problems of:

  • pandemic communicable disease
  • non-communicable disease
  • environmental contamination
  • food and water insecurity
  • violence and injury
  • social marginalization and its consequences

Global Health Myths

"As with any interdisciplinary endeavor or emerging field, those working within GH education, particularly at the undergraduate level, have had to battle a number of misconceptions and mischaracterizations that can hinder the development of effective programs and student experiences…"