Welcome to the International Health Institute

The International Health Institute (IHI) was established in 1988 to develop, promote, and coordinate the international health activities of Brown University faculty and students. The IHI's mission is to apply interdisciplinary perspectives to research and training to improve the health of populations in developing countries. Since its inception, IHI faculty have established research collaborations with institutions in developing 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 Core Faculty are Stephen T. McGarvey, PhD, MPH, Professor of Epidemiology and Anthropology, and Director of the IHI, Mark Lurie, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Omar Galarraga, PhD, Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy & Practice, Abigail Harrison, PhD, Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, and Rebecca Papas, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior.

The IHI Faculty Associates in the School of Public Health are Don Operario, PhD, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Caroline C. Kuo Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, and Becky L. Genberg, Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice. 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.