Department of Global Health

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.

Academic Programs

Student Experience

A street in urban Ghana

The programs offered by the Department of Global Health allow students to study abroad and pursue their own research projects under the guidance of faculty advisors.

Learn More About These Opportunities

Our Faculty and Their Work

Collaborate with the Department

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

To contact the department for more information about potential collaborations, please reach out to Justin Hammerberg at

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.