The Interdisciplinary Framework in Global Health Program
The Global Health Initiative is built upon model programs that already are highly successful endeavors. A centerpiece program for the GHI is the Interdisciplinary Framework in Global Health Program. Originally supported by a 2008 educational grant from the Fogarty International Center at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the Framework in Global Health Program encourages students and faculty to engage in interdisciplinary global health activities. Interdisciplinary global health emphasizes the joint importance of biomedicine, public health, social science, engineering and the humanities in understanding global health inequalities. Interdisciplinary perspectives are also necessary for designing interventions to reduce health inequalities.
The Framework Program supports global health scholarships for students and medical trainees, and provides funding for curriculum development grants to faculty who are developing coursework that brings global health content to bear on the subject matter of the course.