Princeton-Brazil: Global Health

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Princeton Brazil Global Health

In 2012, Princeton launched Princeton-Brazil: Global Health, a reciprocal research project that opens doors between Princeton and the University of São Paulo (USP). Coordinated by GHP co-Director João Biehl, Princeton-USP merges innovative faculty research and student experiences, with emphasis on:
  • Global health
  • Health policy
  • The anthropology of medicine

Program Focus

  • Disparities: Universal health care and health inequities
  • Access: Issues surrounding access to medical technologies
  • Care: Prevention and treatment of chronic disease
  • Context: Influence of healthy environments & partnerships
Vibrant Scholarly Exchange


Princeton-USP fosters an active, multi-layered scholarly community of undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty.
  • Collaboration: Students and faculty at both universities converge through innovative teaching and research, including field-based scholarship.
  • Scholarly exchange: Vibrant academic dialogue is fostered between:
  • Connections: Students make the science-policy connection in an international context.
Teaching and Student Opportunities

Princeton Brazil Global Health

The Princeton Brazil Global Fellows Program offers Princeton student-researchers the chance to investigate topics central to the Global Health Program curriculum in an internationalized context. We also host visiting USP faculty who teach courses on:
  • Brazil
  • Global health
  • Health policy
  • The anthropology of medicine and health
Past Courses
  • Fall 2013 - Health and the Social Markers of Difference
  • Fall 2014 - Critical Perspectives on Global Health and Health Policy (with guest lectures by Jose Ricardo Ayres, visiting from USP)
  • Spring 2015 - Brazil: Mestizo Histories, Visions of the Present

Learn More


Program Director

João Biehl 
Professor of Anthropology

Project Administrator & Contact

Email: Lindsay Woodrick

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