Courses offered by IHI faculty

Since 2007, Brown has focused increasingly on international activities and global engagement, establishing the Internationalization Initiatives with a series of working groups convened to review current activities and propose future directions. The Global Health Working Group convened to suggest ways in which research, curricular and service activities at Brown and our partnering institutions in global south countries could be strengthened.

At the present time, numerous courses related to global health are offered through the School of Public Health.

For undergraduates, the following global public health courses are offered:

PHP 0060Complexities and Challenges of Global Health (first year seminar)

PHP 0700 – Global Public Health Interventions  

PHP 1070 - The Global Burden of Disease


At the graduate level, the following courses are offered:  

PHP 2710Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Disability and Death in the Global South

Caroline Kuo

PHP 2720Implementing Public Health Programs and Interventions in the Global South 

Jennifer Pellowski

PHP 2730Including the Excluded: Global Health Ethics

Caroline Kuo

PHP 2740 –  Learning Global Health by Doing Global Health

IHI Instructional Team

Abigail Harrison, Lead Instructor 

PHP 2760Critical Perspectives to Global Health

Abigail Harrison

Don Operario


These are required courses for the ScM in Global Public Health and for the Global Health Concentration in the Master’s in Public Health: Global Health Concentration Courses

In addition, International Health Institute faculty teach the following courses: 

PHP1100  - Comparative Health Systems​

PHP 1854 – The Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases

PHP 2120 - Intro to Methods in Epidemiologic Research

PHP 2220C – Perinatal Epidemiology:  Women and Infants’ Health During Pregnancy in a Global Context

PHP 2235 -  Pandemics in Global Perspective (new course Fall 2021)

PHP 2300 – Research Methods in Behavioral Science

PHP 2430 - Analysis of Population Based Datasets

PHP 2480 - Selected Topics in Global Health Economics


MPH students can specialize in global health through the MPH Global Health Concentration

Brown University medical students can focus on global health through the Scholarly Concentration in Global Health.