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Summer 2018 Study Abroad

Global Public Health is excited to offer more opportunities for our graduate students to study abroad to immerse themselves in new cultures and learn about current health crises in global settings.

Learn more by attending an info session on February 15, at 12pm - 726 Broadway - common space. RSVP HERE!

 

​​GPH-GU 9323 PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY
Professor: Dr. Bernadette Boden-Albala and Dr. James Stark
Location: NYU London
Program Dates: June 11 - June 22
Open to students in EPI and GH
 
GPH-GU 9342 GLOBAL ISSUES IN PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION: OBESITY AND DIABETES
Professor: Dr. Niyati Parekh
Location: Costa Rica
Program Dates: June 24 - July 2
Open to students in CHSP, EPI, GH, PHN, PHPM, and SBS
 
GPH-GU 9326 PLANETARY HEALTH: MIGRANT HEALTH AND HEALTHY ECO-SYSTEMS
Professor: Dr. Nathan Bertelsen
Location: Costa Rica
Program Dates: July 5-12
Open to students in CHSP, EPI, GH, PHPM, and SBS
 
GPH-GU 9240 PERSPECTIVES IN GLOBAL MENTAL HEALTH
Professor: Dr. Emily Goldmann
Location: NYU Accra
Program Dates: August 6-17
Open to students in CHSP, EPI, GH, and SBS
​Applications open Monday, February 12th, through NYU Albert.
 
Round 1
 
Applications due  Thursday, February 22
Notifications by  Thursday, March 1
Deposit due  Thursday, March 8

Round 2

Applications due  Thursday, March 1
Notifications by  Thursday, March 8
Deposit due  Thursday, March 15

Deposit is $500 and non-refundable​.

Students should NOT purchase their flights until instructed to do so. All courses must meet the minimum number of enrollment for the program to take place. 

​​GPH-GU 9323 PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY
Professor: Dr. Bernadette Boden-Albala and Dr. James Stark
Location: NYU London
Pre-requisites: GPH-GU 2106; non-MPH students are invited to apply
 
Arrive: June 10
Program Dates: June 11-22
Depart: EVENING of June 22, or on June 23
 
Program fee: $1700 - Includes housing, Oyster Card, activities and events, international health insurance. Students are responsible for their airfare, meals, airport transfers, and visa fees, if needed. Housing will be in Guildford House shared doubles (there are a limited number of singles) in 1 or 2-bedroom apartments that have full kitchens, shared living space and facilities, and WiFi. 
 
The course will provide an overview of the methods and applications of pharmacoepidemiology. Epidemiologic methods will be reviewed in the context of pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device evaluation, with special attention paid to pharmacoepidemiology methodological issues, such as study design, data sources, confounding-by-indication and by contraindication, forms of selection and information bias that are unique to pharmacoepidemiology research, as well as to risk-benefit analysis and safety evaluation.
  • Site visits to the United Kingdom Medical and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to discuss local and global drug regulations
  • Site visit to Pfizer United Kingdom to discuss drug development
  • Guest lecturers from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Health
GPH-GU 9342 GLOBAL ISSUES IN PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION: OBESITY AND DIABETES
Professor: Dr. Niyati Parekh
Location: Costa Rica
No pre-requisites; non-MPH students are invited to apply
 
Arrive: June 23
Program dates: June 24-July 2
Depart: July 3
 
Program fee: $1200 - Includes housing, three meals a day, all ground transportation for academic purposes, events and activities, and international health insurance.  Students are responsible for visas, if needed, and their airfare but a suggested flight itinerary will be provided so students arrive together. Housing is dorm style of doubles or triples, with shared facilities. 

This course will discuss these nutrition-related chronic diseases in country. Students will learn the epidemiology of these diseases in the context of the country. In an experiential learning setting, students will observe and discuss the major determinants of these diseases, including the food landscape, health policy, population dietary patterns and the healthcare system. This will be achieved through a combination of lectures, guest speakers seminars and field trips to various sites including local clinics, communities and markets. Students will learn about the epidemiological and nutrition transition in Costa Rica.

Topics of the course will include:

  • Burden of disease – now and then
  • Demographic transition (La Carpio, informal settlement)
  • Determinants of the Epidemiological transition
    •     Culture and health (indigenous territory)
    •     Early life and chronic diseases (Cen CINAI)
    •     Education System (FAO, School Visit)
    •     Health Systems (EBAIS)
    •     Food Systems (African Palm – Corredores)
  • Policies and strategies for transitioning countries
GPH-GU 9326 PLANETARY HEALTH: MIGRANT HEALTH AND HEALTHY ECO-SYSTEMS
Professor: Dr. Nathan Bertelsen
Location: Costa Rica
No pre-requisites; non-MPH students are invited to apply
 
Arrive: July 4
Program dates: July 5-12
Depart: July 13
 
Program fee: $1200 - Includes housing, three meals a day, all ground transportation for academic purposes, events and activities, and international health insurance.  Students are responsible for visas, if needed, and their airfare but a suggested flight itinerary will be provided so students arrive together. Housing is dorm style of doubles or triples, with shared facilities. 

Our human footprint is destroying our world, stressing the health of both the human body and the planet to unprecedented levels. As an emerging field of global public health, planetary health defines the intersection and interdependence of human health and climate change, with a focus on social and cultural determinants of health. Set in both urban and rural Costa Rica, this hybrid course (online theory + on-site practicum) examines the effects of climate change on both migrant health and environmental health, with a unique focus on health system management.

Guest speakers and site visits:

  • Organization for Tropical Studies
  • Ngabe Community
  • Fundacion Neotropica
  • CAHI
  • INCAE Business School
  • Osa Conservation (biological field station)
GPH-GU 9240 PERSPECTIVES IN GLOBAL MENTAL HEALTH
Professor: Dr. Emily Goldman
Location: NYU Accra
No pre-requisites; non-MPH students are invited to apply
 
Arrive: August 5
Program dates: August 6 - 17
Depart: August 17 EVENING or August 18
 
Program fee: $1200 - Includes housing, airport transfers in Ghana, activities and events, international health insurance, some meals. Students are responsible for their airfare, some meals, and visa fees, if needed. All students will require a Yellow Fever Vaccination in order to obtain a visa. Housing will be shared doubles at a hotel that includes breakfast. 

This course provides exposure to this increasingly relevant public health challenge from a global perspective, with a particular focus on the epidemiology, risk factors and consequences, individual- and population-level approaches to treatment and prevention, and delivery of care for mental health problems in different settings worldwide. This course will challenge students to think critically about the existing literature in this area and about the role of culture, context and stigma in shaping public health responses to mental disorders.

  • Meet with clinicians at Pantang Psychiatric Hospital to learn about biomedical treatment availability for mental illness in Ghana

  • Visit to herbal medicine clinic and spiritual healer to learn about alternative mental health treatment

Trip to Tamale (1-hour flight):

  • Meet with Director Peter Yaro at the main offices of Basic Needs Ghana, a mental health advocacy organization dedicated to increasing access to community-based mental health care

  • Visit at Shekhinah Clinic, which provides medical care and a food program for individuals with mental illness.

Program day-to-day schedules and syllabus content are subject to change and will be distributed in advance of departure. Summer courses may require online modules or advanced readings to be completed prior to travel.

Students should make sure they are up to date with their immunizations and contract NYU Travel Medicine to see if any vaccinations are required before travel. 

If you need a housing or academic accommodation, please contact the Moses Center as soon as you are admitted.