What’s Different About Global Health at Yale?

  • The Global Health Concentration is available to students from any YSPH department enrolled in the traditional two-year M.P.H. or five-year BA-BS M.P.H. programs. Students in the one-year Advanced Professional M.P.H. program may enroll in the Global Health Track. Coursework is offered throughout the University to encourage creativity and innovation, while fostering a global perspective.
  • YSPH faculty is on the front lines of global health response, from zika to health systems, to food insecurity.
  • Access to faculty led multidisciplinary centers across the University including the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH)

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, policy and administration. 

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. 

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.

Our Alumni

The Yale School of Public Health has more than 6,100 alumni working around the world in virtually every facet of public health. Many have become leading figures in global health and are an active part in providing internship and professional opportunities for students. They include: 

  • Unni Karunakara, MPH ’95, Dr.PH, former international president of Médecins Sans Frontières, and now a senior fellow at Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. 
  • Dechen Wangmo, MPH ’07, Minister of Health, Bhutan. 
  • Vandine Or, MD, MPH ’96, director, Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Health of Cambodia. 
  • Juan Lubroth, DVM, MPH, PhD ‘95, chief veterinary officer of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. 
  • Jacob Creswell, MPH ’00, team leader, Innovations and Grants at Stop TB Partnership, UNOPS. 
  • Elisabeth Schauer-Kaiser, PhD, MPH ’96, director, Vivo International. 
  • Susan Michaels-Strasser, MPH ’95, MSN ’95, PhD, former country director, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation in Zambia, now assistant professor of epidemiology at Columbia University Medical Center. 
  • Lawrence Meagher, Jr., MPH ’76, retired executive director and CEO, Hospital Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo, Brazil.