Program in Global Health and Health Policy
- Andrea L. Graham (co-director)
- Bryan T. Grenfell
- Heather H. Howard (co-director)
- C. Jessica E. Metcalf
- Gilbert D. Collins
- Ruha Benjamin, African American Studies
- Amy B. Borovoy, East Asian Studies
- Janet M. Currie, Schl of Public & Int'l Affairs
- Noreen Goldman, Schl of Public & Int'l Affairs
- Andrea L. Graham, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
- Bryan T. Grenfell, Schl of Public & Int'l Affairs
- Katja Guenther, History
- Kate Ho, Economics
- Heather H. Howard, Schl of Public & Int'l Affairs
- Yibin Kang, Molecular Biology
- C. Jessica E. Metcalf, Schl of Public & Int'l Affairs
- Sanyu A. Mojola, Sociology
- Robert K. Prud'homme, Chemical and Biological Eng
- Daniel I. Rubenstein, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
- Elizabeth M. Armstrong, Schl of Public & Int'l Affairs
- Bonnie L. Bassler, Molecular Biology
- He Bian, History
- João Biehl, Anthropology
- Mark P. Brynildsen, Chemical and Biological Eng
- Angela N. Creager, History
- Elizabeth A. Davis, Anthropology
- Andy P. Dobson, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
- Lynn W. Enquist, Molecular Biology
- Thomas Fujiwara, Economics
- Zemer Gitai, Molecular Biology
- John T. Groves, Chemistry
- Elizabeth Harman, Philosophy
- Brooke A. Holmes, Classics
- Niraj K. Jha, Electrical & Comp Engineering
- Ilyana Kuziemko, Economics
- Simon A. Levin, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
- A. James Link, Chemical and Biological Eng
- Celeste M. Nelson, Chemical and Biological Eng
- Alexander Ploss, Molecular Biology
- Deborah A. Prentice, Provost
- Joshua D. Rabinowitz, Chemistry
- Carolyn M. Rouse, Anthropology
- Matthew J. Salganik, Sociology
- Mohammad R. Seyedsayamdost, Chemistry
- Eldar Shafir, Psychology
- Harold T. Shapiro, Schl of Public & Int'l Affairs
- Peter A. Singer, Center for Human Values
- Erik J. Sorensen, Chemistry
- Keith A. Wailoo, History
Sits with Committee
- Anne C. Case
- Angus S. Deaton
- Arbel Griner
- Daniel A. Notterman
- Sebastian Ramirez Hernandez
- Paul J. Reider
- Benjamin L. Rice
The interdepartmental Program in Global Health and Health Policy enables undergraduates to study the determinants, consequences, and patterns of disease across societies; the role of medical technologies and interventions in health improvements; and the economic, political, and social factors that shape domestic and global public health policy.
Admission to the Program
The program is open to undergraduates of all disciplines. Students apply to the program in the second semester of their sophomore year and are accepted if they have met the following prerequisites: submission of an essay describing the rationale for completing the certificate and plans for the junior and senior years; completion of an approved foundations course (ANT 240, EEB/MOL 211, EEB/MOL 214, ENV 200, GSS 201, MOL 101, ISC 231-234, SOC 217, or URB 201) by the end of sophomore year; completion of an approved statistics course (ECO 202, MOL 290, ORF 245, POL 345/SOC 305/WWS 211, PSY 251, SML 201, SOC 301 or WWS 200) by the end of sophomore year; a minimum grade of B in each of the two prerequisite courses and a minimum GPA requirement of 3.0 overall; and a demonstrated commitment to the field of global health through completion of a health-related internship, volunteer work, campus activities, intellectual commitment, and/or community service.
Students who have placed out of departmental requirements and/or introductory-level courses with Advance Placement (AP) credit have the option of taking higher-level courses in lieu of the standard science and statistics prerequisites, with program permission.
Advanced foundations course options: EEB 309, EEB 314, EEB 327, EEB 328
Advanced statistics course options: ECO 302, ECO 312, ORF 405
Students who have not completed the prerequisites can apply to the program; however, waivers of the prerequisites are granted only in exceptional circumstances. Applicants should explain in their essay why they have not completed the prerequisites and how they plan to address the issue in their future studies.
Students who do not meet the minimum grade requirements at the time of application are still encouraged to apply. The program may accept a student with grades below the minimum requirements when the rest of the application is strong and thoughtfully written.
To obtain the certificate, students must complete the following requirements:
Completion of GHP 350 and GHP 351 by the end of junior year.
Four additional health-related electives approved by the global health and health policy program, at least one of which is in an area outside of the student's department of concentration. Three of the electives must be completed during the junior and senior years.
An approved research-focused internship or independent research project during the summer between the junior and senior years.
A senior thesis written in the student's department of concentration that addresses or relates to global health and health policy in an interdisciplinary manner.
Certificate of Proficiency
Students who fulfill the requirements of the program receive a certificate of proficiency in global health and health policy upon graduation.
Related Courses in Global Health and Health Policy. Courses that may be used to satisfy program requirements may be found on the program's website. If other courses in global health and/or health policy are offered, these may be added to the list of approved courses with program permission.