About

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 Mark Lurie, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, and Director of the IHI, Angela Bengtson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Omar Galarraga, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy & Practice, Abigail Harrison, PhD, Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Caroline C. Kuo, PhD,  Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Stephen T. McGarvey, PhD, MPH, Professor of Epidemiology and Anthropology, Don Operario, PhD, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, and Jennifer Pellowski, PhD, Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences,  and Shufang Sun, PhD, Assistant Professor of Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

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.