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About Global Health

About the Office of Global Health

The Office of Global Health at the Dornsife School of Public Health is dedicated to building a cadre of practitioners and scientists who can approach health program planning and scientific questions from a multidisciplinary and entrepreneurial perspective.

We educate and train new leaders, scholars, and researchers to address current and emerging global public health issues facing the world today.

We place priority on strengthening public health systems and the public health workforce globally and locally. We work closely with ministries of health, NGOs, academic institutions and low and middle income country partners to develop mutually beneficial capacity building, training, and research collaborations.

The Office of Global Health encourages students to take advantage of learning opportunities, academic and public health practice partnerships, and field experiences to address global public health issues in key regions, such as Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean Islands and also underserved communities within the United States.

Featured Global Health News and Research

Nina Sun

Protecting Girls From Sexual Violence in Schools: Recognizing Their Rights to Education, Health and Autonomy

October 14, 2020 - Nina Sun, JD, deputy director of global health and human rights and assistant clinical professor in the department of Community Health and Prevention, hosted a Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters (SRHM) interview about protecting girls from sexual violence in schools.

Alex Ezeh

Professor Ezeh Receives Prestigious Macdonald Medal Award and Bixby International Leader Fellowship

September 22, 2020 - Alex Ezeh, PhD, professor of Global Health in the department of Community Health and Prevention at the Dornsife School of Public Health, received two honors that recognize his commitment to global health.

Webinar: Protecting Human Rights During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 18, 2020 - The virtual event, moderated by Nina Sun, JD, assistant clinical professor and deputy director of Global Health at Dornsife, focused on the urgent need to protect populations and communities left behind during the pandemic.

Who Gets Care in a Pandemic? Assuring Human Rights Is Part of Preparedness

April 23, 2020 - Joe Amon, PhD, MSPH, director of the Office of Global Health, authored an op-ed about how doctors and nurses decide who receives care and what that means for health and human rights during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ali Groves and Sarah Bowler at the WHO meeting in Geneva

Addressing the Needs of Adolescent Mothers and Children in the Fight Against HIV at the World Health Organization in Geneva

December 18, 2019 - Ali Groves, PhD, MHS, assistant professor of Community Health and Prevention at the Dornsife School of Public Health (DSPH), was selected to participate in an advocacy development session at a World Health Organization (WHO) meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.

Groves was joined by her mentee, Sarah Bowler, MPH ’20, a Dornsife Fellow and student in the department of Health Management and Policy. She spoke about her current projects, research goals and challenges. Read a Q&A with assistant professor Ali Groves.

Student in Africa standing by community well with young students

A Summer in Africa Leading Outbreak Investigations

An MPH student spends her summer in Lesotho combating a drought induced health crisis.

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