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

Global Health Student Advisory Committee

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- Midwest Chapter

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.

Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program

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.

Program for Inclusion and Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE)

PRIDE- Cardiovascular Disease Comorbidities, Genetics, Epidemiology is a one-year, all-expense-paid program for junior faculty and transitioning postdoctoral scientists establishing independent academic research careers and negotiating through the academic ranks.

Early Stage Investigators

The Early Stage Investigators (ESI) group meets monthly and is open to any early investigator interested in or currently conducting global health research.  

This group:

  • Convenes external early-stage investigators, including international partners who are also early-stage investigators
  • Creates and nurtures a community of global health early-stage investigators at WashU, including peer support
  • Provides a platform for deeper engagement, sharing, and structured feedback plus a review of current and future global health research methods, projects and proposals, including work-in-progress and mock study section activities
  • Enables sharing of experiences, knowledge, and resources related to common global health research challenges and opportunities, including but not limited to ethics and research regulations

If you are interested in joining ESI meetings, contact the Global Health Center at

Global Health Work in Progress

Global Health Work in Progress (GHWIP) convenes members of the Washington University global health community to learn about each other’s work. Those working on a grant, paper or a new idea are encouraged to present their work and receive feedback.

Global Health Education

Global Health at WashU

WashU global health education
Study abroad

Visit WashU’s Global site for resources on studying abroad.

Global Health Curriculum Guide

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.

Student Groups

American Medical Women’s Association at WashU

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 to get involved.

Brown School African Students Association

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 to get involved.

China Care Club

China Care Club is dedicated to improving the lives of medically disabled Chinese orphans.

Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) partners with developing communities to improve their quality of life through engineering projects. Contact or visit EWB on Facebook to get involved.

Global Health at Brown

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 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.

Global Health and Medicine

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

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 to get involved.

International Student Association

International Student Association (ISA) seeks to bridge the gap between international students and American students at the Brown School and beyond. Contact to get involved.

Minority Association of Pre-med Students

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 to get involved.

Public Health Interest Group

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

Timmy Global Health works to expand access to healthcare and empower students and volunteers to engage directly in global development.

Contact or visit Timmy on Facebook to get involved.

Engineering World Health

Engineering World Health (EWH) is dedicated to solving world health problems through the power of innovation.

Global Brigades

Global Brigades is the world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization.

World Pediatric Project

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.