The Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health offers many opportunities for student involvement in global health projects and research. Additionally the Center facilitates connections across many disciplines—and across campus—with others interested in global health issues and experiences.
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The Institute for Public Health and its Global Health Center offers a summer research program. The program offer students the opportunity to work closely with outstanding faculty mentors focusing on public health and global health.
This group, established in 2016, works closely with the Center on university-wide activities and organize events. The role of this multidisciplinary committee is to communicate with the different schools and student groups to help generate awareness and interest in global health among students at Washington University.
Learn more about the Global Health Student Advisory Committee.
A number of Washington University in St. Louis student groups focus on issues that pertain to global health. These student groups include:
- Active Minds | Promotes a greater interest in and awareness of mental health issues. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) | Women interested in healthcare and dedicated to advancing women in medicine and improving women’s health. Contact: email@example.com.
- 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
China Care Club | Dedicated to improving the lives of medically disabled Chinese orphans. Contact: email@example.com
- Engineers Without Borders (EWB) | Partners with developing communities to improve their quality of life through engineering projects. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Engineering World Health (EWH) | Dedicated to solving world health problems through the power of innovation.
- WUSM Global Health and Medicine | The global health group at the School of Medicine.
- Frontiers Magazine | A publication that focuses on health as it related to the WUSTL community. Contact: email@example.com
- Global Brigades (GB) | The world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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: email@example.com
- GlobeMed | Empowers students and communities to work together to improve the health of people living in poverty around the world. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Half the Sky | Turning oppression into opportunity for women and girls worldwide. Contact: email@example.com
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- International Student Association (ISA) | Seeks to bridge the gap between international students and American students at the Brown School and beyond. Contact: email@example.com
- Minority Association of Pre-med Students (MAPS) | Vested in ensuring that there is equal representation in the healthcare professions. Welcomes students of all backgrounds. Contact: MAPS.firstname.lastname@example.org
- WU International Relations Council (WUIRC) | Develops global leaders outside of the classroom through Model United Nations and discussion about international issues. Contact: email@example.com
- Pre-Medical Society | Dedicated to offering sound advice and education support to pre-medical students at WUSTL. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Public Health Interest Group (PHIG) | Partners with the St. Louis community to improve health outcomes among underserved citizens. Contact: email@example.com
- Timmy Global Health | Expanding access to healthcare and empowering students and volunteers to engage directly in global development. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- World Pediatric Project (WPP) | A nonprofit organization that helps children in Central America and the Caribbean in need of medical treatment.
- Infectious Disease Interest Group (IDIG) | Student interest group in the School of Medicine
If you’d like to see your group listed above, contact us at email@example.com.
Additional Research and Learning Opportunities
For more details about study abroad programs, travel policies and resources, and other research and learning opportunities in global health, visit global.wustl.edu.