Concentration in Global Health Studies for Epidemiology & Biostatistics MPH Students

Program Summary

The Global Health Studies Concentration for Epidemiology and Biostatistics MPH students provides students a global health perspective so that they may “operate” successfully in the global health realm, developing facility with complex health, cross-cultural, and social issues in our ever-changing world.  Graduates of this innovative program will enter the workforce prepared to communicate, introduce, adapt, supervise, or implement policies, technologies, and research agendas appropriate to challenging environments.

Program Requirements

Epidemiology and Biostatistics MPH core and required courses remain unchanged. A modest selection of varied social science electives with a global perspective – already offered at PSU, OHSU, and OSU – that address social determinants and “non-medical” factors impacting health and well-being have been added to the curriculum.  

In addition, introductory training in skills development (“blue collar trades” – 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 these additional skills, and this aspect of their graduate school training will serve them 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 & Biostatistics 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.