Fundamentally, global health is about achieving better health outcomes for vulnerable populations and communities around the world. Those who study or practice global health work to eliminate health disparities in low-resource settings around the world through research, education and collaborative intervention.
While similar to public health, global health emphasizes a broad, multidisciplinary approach to understanding emerging health challenges, considering social, cultural, economic and environmental factors that underlie health inequities.
Global Health & Public Health
Global Health at Duke is ...
- Interdisciplinary: We bring expertise from a broad range of disciplines to address the many factors that influence global health.
- Innovative: Our teams produce creative solutions that are working to bring better health to people around the world.
- Experiential: Our students learn by doing, applying knowledge gained in the classroom in field projects around the world.
- Collaborative: We engage international and local partners to find solutions that fit the cultures and contexts of the places we work.