The goals of the Global Health Concentration are to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to take on leadership roles in public health settings around the globe. The concentration trains you to engage with local and international organizations to design and implement effective global health programs. The program will also prepare you to become a leader in the field of public health by applying strategic principles of ethical reasoning and professional practice to advance health equity and social justice around the world.
Labs & Initiatives
Global Health Requirements Checklist
When you graduate with the Global Health concentration, you’ll be prepared to take on leadership roles in public health settings around the globe. You’ll stand out to employers with a skillset that has both breadth and depth, including the following competencies.
- Describe the major players in global health governance and institutions that conduct health/public health policy research and analysis
- Perform strategic assessment and evaluation to analyze factors shaping individual and institutional behaviors and measure their impact
- Identify relevant sources for quantitative and qualitative data to analyze the global burden of disease
- Analyze causes, risk factors, interventions, and bottlenecks for the global burden of disease in different contexts
- Identify cost-effective interventions, strategies, and platforms to accelerate context specific progress towards the health related SDGs
- Advocate for cost-effective policies and strategies to accelerate progress towards the health related SDGs
- Develop investment cases for maximum health returns on investment of intervention policies, implementation and financing strategies.
You will benefit from countless opportunities to build skills to prepare you for successful careers in global public health. Learn more about the professional development opportunities available to you at NYU GPH, including internships, fellowships, employment, volunteer opportunities, professional association membership, and more.
Labs & Initiatives
The Applied Global Public Health Initiative (AGPHI) is the official lab of the global health concentration. The mission of the lab is to provide students practical and applicable real-world public health experience. During weekly meetings students work together to troubleshoot roadblocks, exchange ideas, and discuss opportunities for growth. They develop and utilize skills in web design, communications, epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics, community health, and maternal/child health. Lab members also assist in managing programs with international and domestic partners, such as UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP).
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All students in the Global Health concentration take the following core courses (18 credits):
Students who matriculated prior to Fall 2017 may find their degree requirements here.
Course Number Course Name Credits GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology 3 GPH-GU 2110 Health Care Policy 1.5 GPH-GU 2112 Public Health Management & Leadership 1.5 GPH-GU 2140 Global Issues in Social and Behavioral Health 3 GPH-GU 2153 Global Environmental Health 3 GPH-GU 2190 Essentials of Public Health Biology 3 GPH-GU 2995 Biostatistics for Public Health 3 GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop 0 GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I 0 GPH-GU 5180 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health II 0 GPH-GU 5185 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health III 0
All students in the Global Health concentration take the following courses (9 credits):
Course Number Course Name Credits GPH-GU 2120 Foundations of Global Health 3 GPH-GU 5220 Accelerating Progress Towards Health-Related SDGs 3 GPH-GU 5380 Data-Driven Decision-Making in Global Public Health 3
NOTE: Students who matriculated prior to Fall 2017 are still required to take GPH-GU 2160 Qualitative & Field Methods and are not required to take GPH-GU 5220 Accelerating Progress Towards Health-Related SDGs and GPH-GU 5380 Data-Driven Decision-Making in Global Public Health. See the link on the top of this section for degree requirements for students who matriculated prior to Fall 2017.
All students in the Global Health concentration select 15 credits from the following set of courses:
Course Number Course Name Credits GPH-GU 2382 A Systems Approach to Food Access 3 GPH-GU 2325 Behavioral and Communication Strategies for Global Epidemics 3 GPH-GU 5025 Bioethical Issues in Society 3 GPH-GU 5240 Budgeting for Sustainable Health Returns on Investment 3 GPH-GU 2265 Climate Change and Global Public Health 3 GPH-GU 2316 Community Health: A Society in Transition: South Africa 6 GPH-GU 2232 Detection and Control of Waterborne Pathogens 3 GPH-GU 2260 Disasters, Complex Systems, and the Social Ecology of Health 3 GPH-GU 5150 Emergency Preparedness for Healthcare Organizations 3 GPH-GU 2440 Emerging Diseases and Bioterrorism 3 GPH-GU 2211 Environmental Injustice: From Local to Global 3 GPH-GU 2015 Genomics and Global Public Health 4 GPH-GU 2410 Global Burden of Infectious Disease 3 GPH-GU 2315 Global Health and Economic Development 3 GPH-GU 5210 Global Health Disaster Preparedness & Response 3 GPH-GU 2334 Global Health Governance and Management 3 GPH-GU 2342 Global Issues in Public Health Nutrition: Obesity & Diabetes 3 GPH-GU 2230 Global Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Control 3 GPH-GU 2312 Global Perspectives in Reproductive Health & Human Rights 3 GPH-GU 2285 Global Women's Health Programs: Analyzing the Evidence to Improve Women's Lives 3 GPH-GU 2205 Gun Violence in America: Public Health, Politics, and Pragmatism 3 GPH-GU 2405 Health Communications: Changing Social Norms in Theory & Practice 3 GPH-GU 2250 Health & Human Rights 3 GPH-GU 2343 HIV/AIDS Public Health Promotion 3 GPH-GU 5120 HIV/AIDS from a Global Perspective 3 GPH-GU 2450 Intermediate Epidemiology 3 GPH-GU 2152 Introduction to Agent-Based Modeling in Public Health 3 GPH-GU 2520 Issues in Global Pediatric Oral Health 3 GPH-GU 2357 LGBTQ Health Disparities 3 GPH-GU 2346 Migrant Health in the Mediterranean 3 GPH-GU 2210 Migration & Health 3 GPH-GU 5420 Monitoring and Management of Public Health Programs for Equity 3 GPH-GU 2240 Perspectives of Global Mental Health 3 GPH-GU 5288 Perspectives on Migrant Health & Human Rights 3 GPH-GU 2323 Pharmacoepidemiology 3 GPH-GU 2371 Program Analysis and Evaluation 3 GPH-GU 2349 Program Planning & Evaluation 3 GPH-GU 2255 Psychoactive Drug Use and Public Health 3 GPH-GU 2345 Public Health Emergency & Preparedness: A Global Response 3 GPH-GU 2296 Public Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3 GPH-GU 5410 Results-Focused Strengthening of Health Systems in LMIC Countries 3 GPH-GU 2317 Social Epidemiology 3 GPH-GU 2370 Stigma, Health, and Discrimination 3 GPH-GU 9347 Tackling Global Health Disparities through Implementation Science Research 3 GPH-GU 2319 Writing Grants and Funding Proposals for Health-Related Programs 3
Applied Practice & Integrative Learning Experience
Students in the Global Health concentration are required to complete 180 hours of supervised, relevant public health practice in the form of an internship. The qualifying practice experience may be related to students' current employment.
In addition, students are required to complete the following two courses as part of their applied practice experience:
GPH-GU 2359 Internship I: Applied Practice Experience Seminar 2 Supervised field experience providing an opportunity to apply public health skills in community health settings. Locations may include government agencies, hospitals, professional associations, voluntary health agencies, businesses, industries, and international agencies. Placement selection may focus on special topics such as infectious or chronic disease prevention, substance abuse, family planning, and food, environment, and health systems. GPH-GU 2360 Internship II: Culminating Experience Seminar 2 The final course in the Global Health concentration is designed to ensure that the student has acquired all of the competencies promised by the program. Evidence of mastery can take the form of exercises, exams, papers, and reports.
NOTE: Students who matriculated prior to Fall 2017 will complete Capstone I & II as their culminating experience. Students who matriculated in Fall 2017 have the option of completing Capstone I & II as their culminating experience or completing the Applied Practice Experience as outlined above. Students who matriculate after Fall 2017 will complete the Applied Practice Experience and Integrative Learning Experiences as outlined above.
Fall Semester (12 credits)
GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)
GPH-GU 2120 Foundations of Global Health (3)
GPH-GU 5380 Data-Driven Decision Making in Global Public Health (3)
GPH-GU 2190 Essentials of Public Health Biology (3)
GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)
GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0)
Spring Semester (12 credits)
GPH-GU 2995 Biostatistics for Public Health (3)
GPH-GU 5220 Accelerating Progress Towards Health-Related SDGs (3)
GPH-GU 5180 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health II (0)
GPH-GU 5185 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health III (0)
Fall Semester (11 credits)
GPH-GU 2140 Global Issues in Social & Behavioral Health (3)
GPH-GU 2110 Health Care Policy (1.5)
GPH-GU 2112 Public Health Management & Leadership (1.5)
GPH-GU 2359 Internship I: Practice and Integrative Learning Experiences (2)
Spring Semester (11 credits)
GPH-GU 2153 Global Environmental Health (3)
GPH-GU 2360 Internship II: Practice and Integrative Learning Experiences (2)
The Global Health checklist outlines the requirements for the concentration, as well as which core and concentration courses have pre-requisites. Use this tool as you move along in the program to help keep track of the courses you’ve taken, as well as what’s up next.
The Department of Global Health
Chris Dickey, DrPH, MBA
Jason F. Arnold, JD, MPH
Kiera Bloch, MPH
Department of Global Health
Patricio J. Almeida
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