Department of Global Health

A market scene in Africa in which women carry large metal buckets on their heads

The Madina Market in Accra, Ghana.

Global Health: Learn from the World to Serve the World’s Health Needs

About Us

The Department of Global Health is home to a diverse community of scholars who work on medical, social, economic, and political issues related to public health in a global context.

Established by Georgetown University in 2001 as the Department of International Health, the Department of Global Health has been a pioneer in developing an undergraduate degree program in global health. We are dedicated to enhancing institutional, organizational, and global community capacity-building in global health

Our Mission

The mission of the department is to combine intellectual pursuit with real-world impact and field experience to instill in our students a passion for acting as a catalyst for social justice and health equity in local and international communities through research and service.

Year in Review

2023 was an exciting year as we continued to grow in the School of Health.

Read our 2023 Annual Report


The department has nine full-time and many adjunct faculty members. Expertise spans epidemiology, health systems, health policy, community health, maternal and child health, and governance.

Learn more about our faculty

Faculty Research

Our faculty are experts in their areas of focus. In addition to teaching, they conduct research, advise and collaborate with international, federal and local agencies on policy issues and special projects.

Explore our faculty’s research

Undergraduate Program

The undergraduate program blends public health and health systems management with an emphasis on how the environment, culture, economics and politics affect the health status of whole populations.

Learn more about the B.S. in Global Health program

Graduate Program

Faculty in the department support the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences-administered Master of Science in Global Health by teaching courses, providing academic advising, managing overseas research internships, and sponsoring joint student events

Learn more about the M.S. in Global Health program

Support Our Work

To donate in support of the department’s work, visit the School of Health giving form and type “Department of Global Health” in the “Other” field.

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