Global Public Health

  • 70Number of countries in which U-M SPH is currently working

The University of Michigan School of Public Health has a strong commitment and rich experience in global health research, delivery, and education. Our faculty have a long history of working successfully around the globe on high impact public health projects in collaboration with a wide variety of international partners.

Key activities include supporting faculty who engage in global health research, and students who participate in global internships and research; fostering collaboration across UM and peer institutions; and identifying new opportunities to address global health challenges. The core principles that guide the education, research, and practice of global health are: 

  • Transparent and Co-Equal Partnerships with institutions in other countries, particularly low and middle income countries (LMICs).

  • Focus on capacity building to help create the next generation of leaders in global public health.

  • Highly interdisciplinary approaches to complex global health challenges -- necessary for successful, sustainable solutions.

  • Global Community Engagement, to build trust, communication, and other elements necessary to develop an action agenda
  • 79Number of U-M SPH Faculty engaged in global health research or practice

We partner across the School, across Campus, across the country, and across the world, and have collaborations all over the world, including Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Europe.

Matthew L. Boulton is the Senior Associate Dean for Global Public Health.

Laura Rozek is Associate Director for Global Public Health

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