Global Health Program

Global Health at Princeton University

***Recording of Recent GHP Info Session***

A recording of the Global Health Program information session that took place on January 26 is available at this link.

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.

  • Viral evolution is a long game. In this piece by The New York Times, CHW affiliate Jessica Metcalf, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and public affairs, joins other scientists in predicting how SARS-CoV-2 could change over time in terms of transmission, virulence, and its ability to evade our immune system.
  • A new study led by CHW affiliate Arun Hendi estimates that immigration adds 1.4 to 1.5 years to U.S. life expectancy at birth. One takeaway: If immigrants to the United States formed their own country, their pre-Covid-19 life expectancies would exceed or match those of the world’s leaders in longevity — Swiss men and Japanese women.
  • Persistent gaps in life expectancy between Black and white Americans have been highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, this gap has narrowed by nearly 50% in three decades, largely due to improvements among Black Americans, according to a newly published study by CHW Co-Director Janet Currie and others.
  • Princeton Magazine looks beyond "Deaths of Despair" in this poignant profile of CHW affiliates Anne Case and Angus Deaton. They are described as a "warm, engaging, and entertaining couple — committed to making an impact on one of the most troubling problems plaguing our country, as they wield significant weight in the corridors of power."

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