Global Health Center offers many opportunities to learn about and get involved in public health work. Visit our events page to find upcoming opportunities to engage with our center.
Global Health Center Activities
The Global Health Student Advisory Committee is comprised of student representatives from the School of Arts & Sciences, Brown School, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, School of Medicine, McKelvey School of Engineering, School of Law, and Olin Business School.
Women in Global Health (WGH) is an international network aiming to achieve gender equality in Global Health leadership through advocating for gender transformative leadership. With support from Provost Holden Thorp and William G. Powderly, MD, the Larry J. Shapiro Director of the Institute for Public Health, the Midwest Chapter of WGH was launched on December 6, 2018.
As part of the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program, an eight-week Public and Global Health track is offered during which students develop hands-on public or global health expertise and research experience.
The Global Health Mentoring Program, sponsored by the Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health, was launched in January 2020. Students who enroll in the program can expect to expand networks, share knowledge, learn about opportunities, and receive mentoring by an expert in global health.
The program’s mentors and mentees are assigned to mentoring groups of six to eight members and meet every six weeks to discuss specific topics, such as career search strategies, individual development and more. Mentors in the program are Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholars, as well as experts from around the globe. Mentees are typically WashU students or alums, but can include students from other universities.
The program continues to provide guidance for meetings and set goals, ensure meetings are conducted, and rearrange groups and/or add new participants as needed.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the mentoring program.
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Global Health at WashU
Visit WashU’s Global site for resources on studying abroad.
Our Global Health Curriculum Guide provides a listing of the current global health courses offered at Washington University. This guide is a resource for students who are interested in the field of global health. Download the Global Health Curriculum Guide.
The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) is a national organization that is dedicated to promoting women’s health, improving the professional development and personal well-being of its members, and increasing the influence of women in all aspects of the medical profession.
At Washington University, AMWA organizes many events, both within the university, and out in the community. Contact email@example.com to get involved.
Brown School African Students Association (BSASA) provides a network for both African and non-African Brown School students interested in African and to increase awareness of African issues. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
China Care Club is dedicated to improving the lives of medically disabled Chinese orphans.
Engineers Without Borders (EWB) partners with developing communities to improve their quality of life through engineering projects. Contact email@example.com or visit EWB on Facebook to get involved.
Global Health at Brown (GHB) seeks to bring together Brown School students and professionals with global health and international development interests to network, share ideas, and learn about health research and programs happening around the world. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit GHB on Facebook to get involved.
GlobeMed is a student-run non-profit organization of 60 undergraduates attending Washington University in St. Louis. While members span different academic disciplines and interests, they are united in our passion for global health equity.
The group meets each week to run campaigns and advocacy events, learn from each other, and form a supportive and energized community.
WashU School of Medicine’s Global Health and Medicine group was founded in 1999 as a student-led group devoted to promoting the understanding of global health in the medical community and to providing medical students with opportunities to work abroad.
Their expanding network of international faculty, array of different programs, and extensive funding enables our students to broaden their perspectives as future physicians by participating in research and health care in other parts of the United States and around the world.
International Pre-health Society (IPS) aims to support students interested in health professionals within the international community (but does not restrict its membership to international students). Contact email@example.com to get involved.
International Student Association (ISA) seeks to bridge the gap between international students and American students at the Brown School and beyond. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
Minority Association of Pre-med Students (MAPS) is vested in ensuring that there is equal representation in the healthcare professions. This group welcomes students of all backgrounds. Contact MAPS.email@example.com to get involved.
The Public Health Interest Group (PHIG) is a student organization committed to advocating for and partnering with the St Louis community in an effort to improve healthcare outcomes particularly among its most underserved citizens. It will create, facilitate, and support student involvement in local and Washington University organizations that provide opportunities to address dilemmas in public health.
Efforts include health screenings, patient navigation, nutrition outreach, public policy discussions, and more recently, a Community Needs Assessment & Resolution effort grounded in established community engagement models that resulted in the development of a chronic illness curriculum for mental illness, asthma, and metabolic syndrome (diabetes, hypertension, obesity).
Timmy Global Health works to expand access to healthcare and empower students and volunteers to engage directly in global development.
Engineering World Health (EWH) is dedicated to solving world health problems through the power of innovation.
Global Brigades is the world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization.
World Pediatric Project (WPP) is a nonprofit organization that helps children in Central America and the Caribbean in need of medical treatment. WPP provides opportunities for internships and practicums throughout the year.