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Global Health Institute Academy

Global Health Institute Academy

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The Global Health Institute Academy offers a variety of didactic and project-based opportunities for students of all disciplines and backgrounds to turn understanding into action. By participating in a series of active lectures and hands-on projects, students apply public health concepts to real life global challenges. As part of diverse international and interdisciplinary teams, students develop a variety of skills relevant to careers in public health including research, intercultural communication, teamwork, public speaking, and critical thinking skills. Students can also engage in creative problem-solving skills through interactive team-based projects addressing a specific global health challenge. Students can participate through the following programs:


REACH Program

Mohan Tanniru, PhD
Program Director and Professor

The REACH Program is a strategic partnership with a network of institutions in Jordan, Iraq and the U.S. focused on creating awareness to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and antimicrobial drug resistance. Students will engage in a series of lectures and project-based learning in the areas of health sciences and technology integration. Interdisciplinary teams are expected to develop ideas and initiatives to serve their communities.


Global Population Health

Mohan Tanniru, PhD
Program Director and Professor

Global Population Health is a program for international and domestic students and scholars focused on research, knowledge-sharing, and the education of students and professionals. The goal is to empower citizen populations in preventive care as well as care transition post hospital discharge. Scholars and public health and healthcare professionals will engage in collaborative research, participate in knowledge sharing conferences/forums, and work with students and/or sponsors in several distinct program modules that each span 3 to 4 months on average.

The focus of these programs is to leverage three pillars in support of student learning: interdisciplinary and integrative thinking, experience learning and global understanding.

  • Interdisciplinary and integrative thinking focuses on critical problem-solving skills, such as problem definition or issue identification, analysis and design of solutions using technology when appropriate, and the development of implementation strategies for clients to consider.
  • Experiential learning uses real-world projects defined by external clients and the application of project management principles, such as project planning and documentation, management of specific deliverables at various points in time, oral and written documentation and presentations, and project transition when projects span multiple modules and are managed by different teams.
  • Global understanding calls on students to addressing health and environmental challenges faced by global populations using virtual and global teamwork and overcome time, technology, and cultural differences.

Specifically, the program plans to use three programs: population health projects, global citizenship for sustainability and health, and population health in the digital age. Under the leadership and guidance of Professor Mohan Tanniru, all these programs use projects provided by external client organizations, with each project clearly defined for exploration, evaluation, and possible deployment in the citizen/patient ecosystem.


For program inquiries, contact: ghi@email.arizona.edu

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