Global Health

Manglaralto, Ecuador
A student internship in Assam, India.

Global health priorities are shifting from simply describing how major global health epidemics spread to actually doing something to prevent them from happening. The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences faculty and students are engaged in transdisciplinary global health research across the lifecourse seeking to promote health and improve coping behaviors (Pachankis) and self-management of major conditions including obesity (Pérez-Escamilla), non-communicable diseases (Nuñez-SmithPérez-Escamilla), HIV (Kershaw) and poor mental health outcomes (Levy) emphasizing social justice (Miller). SBS faculty is also engaged in early child health and development research (Panter-BrickPérez-Escamilla) and is advising UN agencies and non-governmental organizations on global maternal-child nutrition and early child development initiatives (Pérez-EscamillaPanter-Brick). This work benefits from the leadership of SBS faculty in the Global Health Concentration (Pérez-Escamilla), the Department of Internal Medicine (Nuñez-Smith) and the Law School (Miller).