Students participate in InnovateHealth Yale's inaugural Hackathon for Global Health.
Global Health Concentration: The Student Experience
Yale School of Public Health Students share their experiences in the global health concentration.
The Global Health Concentration: A Vision for Public Health
Paul D. Cleary, Elizabeth Bradley and Rafael Perez-Escamilla talk about Yale's approach to global health.
Globalization and Public Health - Three Perspectives
Featuring Yale School of Public Health Dean Paul Cleary; Director of the Global Health Concentration Rafael Perez-Escamilla; and former International President of Medecins Sans Frontieres Unni Karunakara.
Global Health Efforts at Yale
Elizabeth Bradley is the faculty director for the Global Health Initiative and the Global Health Leadership Institute, both of which are at Yale. She is also a professor of public health at Yale's School of Public Health. Professor Bradley's research focuses on health delivery systems and quality improvement and has contributed important findings about organizational change and quality of care within the hospital, nursing home, and hospice settings. She has been involved with several projects that aim to strengthen health systems in international settings, including China, Ethiopia, Liberia, South Africa and the United Kingdom. We talk with Professor Bradley about the global health efforts at Yale, as well as some of her recent work as a recipient of a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant.
What’s Different About Global Health at Yale?
- Anybody, from any department in YSPH can pursue the global health concentration.
- Global health coursework is offered throughout the University
- The YSPH faculty is on the front lines of global health response, from zika to health systems, to food insecurity.
About the Concentration
The Yale School of Public Health is a leader in Yale University’s commitment to improve health across the globe through research, education and community engagement. The School uses science to foster health, promote innovation, train leaders and make a difference in the world. Faculty research spans a variety of fields including chronic and infectious diseases, implementation science, environmental health, behavioral determinants of health, and policy and administration.
The multidisciplinary approach of the Global Health Concentration encourages creativity and innovation, while fostering a global perspective. Public Health faculty members collaborate with colleagues across the University and have created and lead several interdisciplinary centers at the University, including the:
- Global Health at Yale
- Global Health Leadership Institute
- Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS
- Global Health Justice Partnership.
The Global Health Concentration builds on all these experiences and emphasizes an integrative problem–solving approach to global health issues and to diseases and conditions that afflict developing and developed countries. The uniqueness of Yale’s Global Health program is that it is available to all our students. Because we believe that global health is public health, we encourage our students to broaden their public health education in various departments with the perspectives and experiences the Global Health Concentration offers. Students who complete this concentration will be well prepared for positions in a variety of organizations—public and private, national, bilateral and multilateral—dedicated to global health challenges. M.P.H. students in our traditional two–year program may complete this concentration while they satisfy the requirements of their respective departments or programs. Students in the one–year Advanced Professional M.P.H. Program may enroll in a Global Health Track.
Alumni live and work in 69 nations around the world and are an active part in providing internship opportunities for students. Placement for internships and permanent positions after graduation include the World Health Organization (WHO), UN agencies (e.g., UNHCR, UNICEF), the World Bank, the Pan–American Health Organization (PAHO), Planned Parenthood, John Snow, Medecins Sans Frontiers, National Network on Tobacco Prevention and Poverty, National Opinion Research Center, Human Rights Watch, the Millennium Cities Initiative, Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative, USAID, Save the Children, and other community–based and research/academic institutions in various countries.