Concentration in Global Health Studies for Epidemiology MPH Students

Program Summary

The Concentration in Global Health Studies is designed for OHSU Epidemiology MPH students. This program provides a broad global health educational perspective so that enrollees may learn to "operate" successfully in the global realm. Developing competence to effectively negotiate complex health, cross-cultural, and social issues in our ever-changing world is the objective. Graduates of this innovative program will enter the workforce prepared to communicate, introduce, adapt, supervise, or implement policies, technologies, and research agendas appropriate to varied and challenging environments where one may choose to be engaged.

Program Requirements

For students starting in Fall 2014, the MPH in Epidemiology core and required courses are compulsory. (Program requirements for previous catalog years are on file in the PHPM Education Office).  A modest selection of varied social science electives with a global perspective – offered at PSU and OHSU – that address social determinants and "non-medical" factors impacting health and well-being are part of this expanded curriculum.  In addition, introductory training in some form of skills development ("blue collar trades" – a non-credit pass/fail course of the student's choosing) is required. Global health professionals, who practice and consult overseas in low resource settings, will appreciate the value of learning these additional "hands-on" skills. The Global Health Center and the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine believe this unique graduate educational opportunity will serve students well in their future careers, whether they are involved in a planning, problem-solving, construction, or supervisory capacity.

Program Documents and Application:

Global Health Studies Concentration Summary Statement

GHS Curriculum
GHS Course List
GHS Application

GHS Non-OHSU Course Approval Form

"Emerging infectious diseases:  the role of social sciences."

Please note: This program is only open to students who have matriculated into the Epidemiology Track of the Oregon MPH.  Space is limited.

If you have any questions about the Concentration in Global Health Studies, please contact Dr. Jay Kravitz.