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. The Global Health Center is a collaboration supported by the Institute for Public Health and the Department of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis.

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

Contact us

Our Team

Ashley Bardon, PhD, MPH

Ashley Bardon, PhD, MPH

Assistant Director, Global Health Center

Victor G. Dávila-Román, MD, FACC, FASE

Victor G. Dávila-Román, MD, FACC, FASE

Director, Global Health Center

Professor of Medicine, Anesthesiology and Radiology, School of Medicine

Mark D. Huffman, MD, MPH

Mark D. Huffman, MD, MPH

Co-Director, Global Health Center

Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, School of Medicine

Guhan Iyer, MPH

Guhan Iyer, MPH

Program and Research Coordinator, Summer Research Program-RADIANCE and Public & Global Health Tracks

Tanya Madden

Tanya Madden

Research Administrator

Brenna Simmons

Brenna Simmons

Administrative Coordinator, Global Health Center

Give

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.