This is the year that the world realized: public health is a global challenge. For those of us who teach and perform research and promote public health, this understanding that we are all connected is nothing new. Yet the COVID-19 pandemic has made the international scale of public health visible for everyone in a way we have never experienced before.
A global approach to public health is more important than ever, and that is where the foresight and planning from the Global Health Institute (GHI) at the Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona, has prepared the path forward. GHI has been building international partnerships and capacity for over a decade. As an Emerging Leader in Global Health, we are training the global health leaders of tomorrow. We are ready to meet this challenge.
Public health is both a field of inquiry and an arena for action. It engages people from many different disciplines who work together to uncover the root causes of complex health problems and develop practical and cost-effective solutions. As outlined in our strategic plan, we are developing citizens of the world who will serve diverse patient populations in a variety of practice settings in local, national, and global communities. As the world becomes more culturally diverse in a globalized society and economy, it is critical that we provide health care professionals with the skills and experiences needed to make a difference on human health worldwide. We strive to support our students and faculty on the front lines of learning and research and to steward our planet and our community.
As we chart our course through the greatest public health threat of our lifetime, the COVID-19 pandemic, GHI works with our global network of public health professionals, gathering the best science to guide on-the-ground decisions and public health practice. Explore more about our work!
Our Goals are
- to provide meaningful applied global educational opportunities to equip students locally and globally with the skills and tools necessary to become globally minded and culturally competent public health professionals capable of addressing any global public health challenge a
- to catalyze global health activity at the University of Arizona through domestic and international collaboration aimed at education, collaborative research, training and public health outreach.
Collaborate to Transform Lives:
We strive to support students seeking public health education and training worldwide.To do this, the GHI’s programs need your support.
Global Health Institute
Preparing leaders for global impact & changing the World with Public Health
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Global Health Institute Scholars
Global Health Institute Scholars have a unique opportunity to engage with MEZCOPH International partners and network of academic health centers, community health care organizations and NGOs worldwide.
The Young Global Leader Program
The Young Global Leader Program gives rising 11th and 12th graders the opportunity to explore public health through hands-on experiences in research, academic track exploration, career exploration, participation in professional lectures and seminars, lab experiences and team-based learning.
Global Health Institute Academy
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.
Accelerate your Public Health degree by participating in study abroad programs uniquely tailored for Public Health students. Study abroad programs offer some of the most exciting and academically enriching opportunities available.
Global Research & Scholarships
Faculty and students are engaged in high quality public health research that focuses on the prevention and control of diseases in developing countries.
If you would like more information about giving opportunities, please contact:
Director of Development