Global Health Program

Global Health at Princeton University

 

Breaking Down Boundaries

Princeton’s vibrant Global Health Program brings domestic and international health issues to life through interdisciplinary research and teaching, hands-on learning and a focus on policy. The program is administered by the Center for Health and Wellbeing, an interdisciplinary unit within the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.

The Global Health Program serves the broader Princeton community and offers students the opportunity to earn a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy. GHP is a hub for students interested in global health — whether they are seeking to participate in a summer internship in the United States or abroad, take health-related courses, find support for health-related thesis research, get involved with Princeton’s campus activities and events, or pursue plans for a career in global health.

Coronavirus Note: Princeton University is actively monitoring the situation around coronavirus (Covid-19) and the evolving guidance from government and health authorities, in keeping with our commitment to ensure the health and safety of all members of the University community. The latest University guidance for students, faculty and staff is available on the University’s Emergency Management website.

  • Inequality before birth contributes significantly to health inequality in adults, argues CHW Co-Director Janet M. Currie. In this piece for Scientific American, Professor Currie addresses how Covid-19 has disproportionately hurt minority communities and why newborn health is especially critical during the global pandemic.
  • CHW affiliate Ruha Benjamin, associate professor of African American studies at Princeton, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, assistant professor of African American studies, have been named among the first cohort of Freedom Scholars, an initiative supporting progressive academics who are at the forefront of movements for economic and social justice.
  • The 2020 Frisch Medal—one of the most prestigious awards in economics—will be presented to CHW Co-Director Kate Ho, Professor of Economics, along with her co-author Robin Lee of Harvard University. The award recognizes their 2017 paper “Insurer Competition in Health Care Markets."
  • In this New York Times piece, CHW affiliate Keith Wailoo reflects upon the American Medical Association's history of discriminating against African-American physicians. He notes that exclusion from the A.M.A. meant the loss of career advancement opportunities for some Black physicians.

Global Health at Princeton

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Campus Partner Events

GHP Colloquium Series - "Health and Human Rights for the 21st Century"

Fri, Sep 25, 2020, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location: Zoom
Audience: Free & open to the public
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Mastering the Art of Cookbook Medicine: Machine Learning, Randomized Trials, and Misallocation

Mon, Sep 28, 2020, 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm

Location: Zoom
Audience: Faculty, Fellows and Students only
Speaker(s):

Marcella Aslan, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University

Mon, Oct 12, 2020, 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Location: Zoom
Audience: Faculty, Fellows and Students only
Speaker(s):

Manasi Deshpande, University of Chicago

Mon, Oct 26, 2020, 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Location: Zoom
Audience: Faculty, Fellows and Students only
Speaker(s):

Laura Wherry, New York University

Mon, Nov 9, 2020, 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Location: Zoom
Audience: Faculty, Fellows and Students only
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