Global Health Initiative

The Global Health Initiative is a multidisciplinary university-wide effort to reduce health inequalities among underserved populations locally and worldwide through education, research, service, and development of partnerships.  In order to address the fundamentally interrelated problems of health and development, the Global Health Initiative works to:

  • coordinate all global health-related activities at Brown University;
  • facilitate collaboration among faculty members, students, and international partners;
  • lead efforts in multidisciplinary translational research, education and clinical program-projects;
  • develop and enhance partnerships with institutions in the world's developing nations;
  • support scholarships, direct grants, and monitor major funding opportunities outside Brown;
  • host forums for speakers and research conferences;
  • organize and disseminate information;
  • encourage innovation.

The GHI brings the social, cultural, and human dimensions of global health problems and their biomedical and technological elements together under a single umbrella. Building upon Brown's expertise in population analysis and infectious disease intervention, the Initiative offers research, teaching, and service opportunities for students and faculty, addressing issues of capacity, infrastructure, environment, and health care delivery to reduce the burden of disease in impoverished communities.

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