About the Program

The GHS MAP is led and coordinated by Global Health Justice Partnership faculty, in partnership with the Global Health Studies Program Director (Professor Catherine Panter-Brick), and with support from the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.

Our Faculty Affiliates are an interdisciplinary group of scholars, researchers and practitioners in global health who offer advising and support to Global Health Scholars as they develop their interests and explore academic and professional opportunities in the field. A faculty advisory committee oversees the Global Health Studies Program. 

Synergies between the GHJP and the GHS MAP permit undergraduates better access to GHJP faculty and programming, and provide additional opportunities for events, advocates in residence, and interdisciplinary learning.

The GHS MAP provides students rigorous training in and engagement with skills and knowledge relevant to global health research and practice. Beyond the academic components, it also offers students the opportunity to build and learn from a rich, interdisciplinary community of peers, scholars, and advocates who convene and collaborate on social events, workshops, speaker series, and other extracurricular activities.

One of the new initiatives of the GHS MAP is the Advocates-in-Residence program, which brings leading advocates and practitioners working on diverse health issues to Yale for short stays.


About the Director

Catherine Panter-Brick

Catherine Panter-Brick is the Bruce A. and Davi-Ellen Chabner Professor of Anthropology, Health, and Global Affairs at Yale University, where she directs the Global Health Multidisciplinary Academic Program, the Program on Conflict, Resilience, and Health and the Program on Stress and Family Resilience. She holds joint appointments in the Department of Anthropology and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, and a secondary appointment at the Yale School of Public Health. She is also Senior Editor of the interdisciplinary journal Social Science & Medicine, President of the Human Biology Association, and Head of one of Yale’s Residential Colleges.  

A medical anthropologist, Panter-Brick was trained in both human biology and the social sciences. Her research addresses issues of risk and resilience in contexts of war, forced displacement, famine, and poverty. She has extensive experience leading mixed-methods research, having directed over forty interdisciplinary projects in Afghanistan, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Jordan, Mexico, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, the UK and the USA. For her work in humanitarian areas, she received the Lucy Mair Medal, awarded by the Royal Anthropology Institute to honor excellence in the application of anthropology to the active recognition of human dignity.  

On the issue of resilience and mental health, Panter-Brick has been a keynote speaker at the United Nations, contributed to international media broadcasts, and presented at international iNGO dissemination events, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, and the United States Institute of Peace. She leads research initiatives to develop effective partnerships between scholars, practitioners, and policymakers. An example of recent work strengthening the evidence base for mental health and resilience interventions with refugee youth was funded by the Wellcome Trust and the UK Government under the Elrha’s R2HC Program. She publishes extensively in biomedical and social sciences journals, and has coedited seven books, most recently Medical Humanitarianism (Penn Press 2015) and Pathways to Peace (MIT Press, 2014).

Program Manager

Please contact the program manager, Cara Fallon, via our Contact Form.