About the Global Health Center

Mission

The Global Health Center aims to improve global health through transdisciplinary programs and partnerships across Washington University in St. Louis and around the world.

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The Global Health Center includes the Center for Global Health & Infectious Disease (CGHID), which was founded in 2012 by the departments of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology, and Pathology and Immunology in the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. CGHID works to enhance collaborations and strategic partnerships at Washington University in St. Louis to eradicate global infectious diseases.

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Today, CGHID is supported by the departments of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology and Pediatrics.

Strategies

  • Encourage innovation and cross-disciplinary research in global health that focus on key areas: infectious diseases, nutritional deficiency, maternal and child health, productive aging, and cancer and chronic disease
  • Bring the campus community and our partners together to focus on global health issues through events and programs
  • Develop a comprehensive global health curriculum and other educational tools and training for students to foster the next generation of leaders

Center for Global Health & Infectious Disease

Founded in 2012 by the departments of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology, and Pathology and Immunology in the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the Center for Global Health & Infectious Disease (CGHID), part of the Institute for Public Health’s Global Health Center, works to enhance collaborations and strategic partnerships at Washington University in St. Louis to eradicate global infectious diseases. Today, CGHID is supported by the departments of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology and Pediatrics.

The Center for Global Health & Infectious Disease Committee

Our Team

Center Associate Director: Victor G. Davila-Roman, MD, FACC, FASE
Professor of Medicine, Anesthesiology, and Radiology
314-362-4748 | wvdavila@wustl.edu

Center Associate Director: Benjamin Akande, PhD
Asst. Vice Chancellor for International Affairs, Africa; Director, The Africa Initiative
314-935-7164 |benjaminakande@wustl.edu

Center Manager: Jacaranda van Rheenen, PhD
314-273-3815 | jvanrheenen@wustl.edu

Student Trainees:

Sandra Lee
Omoluyi Adesanya, MPH/MBA, Class of 2020

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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.