The Global Health Studies Program is designed for undergraduate Yale students interested in understanding and addressing pressing global health challenges.
Global health is a powerful driver of global affairs today. As the Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated, disease outbreaks can restructure world economies, transform trade and travel, drive foreign policy, alter consumer behavior, and challenge every aspect of individual lives and social activities. The multifaceted nature of global health requires interdisciplinary analysis – engaging with economics, history, and politics, as well as with anthropology, law, and sociology, in addition to epidemiology, public health, and medical sciences. Interdisciplinary knowledge pertaining to health and society represents the cornerstone of our training. Deep understanding of global health as a field will serve our scholars today, and will ground their futures as they think, lead, and act in global contexts.
The Global Health Studies Multidisciplinary Academic Program (GHS MAP) offers undergraduate students at Yale College the opportunity to engage critically and analytically in global health from multiple disciplinary approaches and perspectives. The GHS MAP supports students in developing and balancing an appreciation for biomedical and technical issues related to diseases, their treatment and prevention, with an understanding of the historical, social, economic and political concerns that are implicated in how health is determined and experienced in the 21st century.
The program also exposes students to relevant research methodologies to develop their understanding of how knowledge in global health is constructed and how these approaches could inform their academic pursuits and future careers.
About the Program
The program is designed for undergraduate Yale students interested in understanding and addressing pressing global health challenges. It is led by an interdisciplinary group of faculty members from across Yale.
Learn more about the faculty members who teach the core courses of the GHS program.
Faculty Affiliates are an interdisciplinary group of scholars, researchers and practitioners in global health who offer advising and support to Global Health Scholars.
Global Health Scholars
The program is designed for undergraduate students interested in understanding and addressing pressing global health challenges. Meet the current Global Health Scholars.
The program has been designed to address fundamental and applied economic, political, social, cultural, biological and scientific issues relevant to global health.
The Global Health Studies Program co-hosts a number of talks each year, including the Health Justice Speaker Series.