Global Health Engagement

HSPP faculty and students are engaged in global health research in Europe and a number of different countries, including Mexico, Ghana, and South Africa. Below are some examples of this work.

  • Dean Fox Wetle and Professor Richard Besdine have been doing teaching and research with Italian collaborators at the University of Padova Medical School (20 miles West of Venice) since the late 1990s. 

  • Professor Stefan Gravenstein has collaborated with researchers at Vilnius University in Vilnius, Lithuania since the early 1990’s, beginning only a few short years after the “iron curtain” came down, in a program that was inspired by the Sister Cities relationship between Vilnius University and the University of Wisconsin-Mad

  • Maricruz Rivera-Hernandez, Ph.D. has collaborated with Omar Galarraga, Ph.D. to evaluate the impact of Seguro Popular [insurance for the poor] in the utilization of preventive services and treatment and care of chronic conditions for older adults in Mexico.

  • Omar Galárraga, Ph.D. is collaborating with the AMPATH consortium in the NIH-funded 5-year extension of the Orphaned and Separated Children's Assessment Related to their Health and Well-Being study, known as OSCAR 2.0.

  • The Global Mobility Graduate Fellowship through the Office of Global Engagement funded PhD student Brianna Osetinsky  to conduct research at AMPATH in Kenya for three months during the summer of 2015.