The International Health Institute (IHI) was established in 1988 to develop, promote, and coordinate the international health activities of Brown University faculty and students committed to global community engagement, IHI faculty have established research collaborations with institutions in low and middle income countries and developed supervised research experiences for Brown University undergraduate, graduate and medical students with our foreign partners. The IHI is one of several academic units involved in strengthening global health research, training and service activities at Brown University. The IHI's mission is to apply interdisciplinary perspectives to research and training to improve the health of populations in developing countries.

The IHI Core Faculty are Stephen T. McGarvey, PhD, MPH, Professor of Epidemiology and Anthropology, and Director of the IHI, Omar Galarraga, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy & Practice, Abigail Harrison, PhD, Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Caroline C. Kuo Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Mark Lurie, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Don Operario, PhD, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Jennifer Pellowski, PhD, Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Angela Bengtson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology.

There are other affiliated faculty who have their primary academic appointments across other University academic units including the departments of Medicine, Sociology, Pediatrics, Anthropology, Pathobiology, Economics, Psychiatry & Human Behavior, and Emergency Medicine. 

Our faculty

Our faculty work to build community trust and understanding, relying on the buy-in and input of community members.