In today’s interconnected world, a disease threat anywhere is a disease threat everywhere. Through research, education and partnership, our Global Health Center advances health equity in low-resource settings around the world.

Our mission

We aim to improve global health through transdisciplinary programs and partnerships across Washington University in St. Louis and around the world.

How we work
  • We further research and innovation in global health across disciplines including infectious disease, nutrition, maternal and child health, aging, and chronic disease.
  • We are thought leaders who convene national and international experts to find solutions to emerging global health challenges.
  • We nurture development of students and trainees helping to build the next generation of leaders in global health.
  • We foster connections among students and faculty to advance sharing, collaboration and innovation.
What is global health?

Global health is collaborative trans-nation research and action for promoting health for all.

Robert Beaglehole and Ruth Bonita, Glob Health Action. 2010; 3: 10.3402

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Your contribution to the Institute for Public Health helps us train the next generation of public health leaders; fund innovative, transdisciplinary research to improve health status; and eliminate health disparities at home and abroad.

The Global Health Center is a member of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH). All who attend, or work for, Washington University in St. Louis (with a .edu email) are considered a member and are eligible to enjoy the benefits of membership.