Global Health Studies Program

The Global Health Studies Program at Yale University is designed for undergraduate students interested in understanding and addressing pressing global health challenges. The program offers courses through an interdisciplinary framework that brings together the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities. To learn more about the Global Health Studies program, please visit this page in the Yale College Program of Studies. Course titles and offerings may change - please visit the Yale Online Course Information Site. Select "Global Health Studies" in the scroll menu or type in the word "health" in the exact word/phrase box to find relevant courses.   

Students desiring greater depth in the field are encouraged to apply to become a Global Health Scholar. The Global Health Scholars Program is one of Yale’s Multidisciplinary Academic Programs (MAP).

Information sessions for students who have interest in applying to become a Global Health Scholar are held in the fall. 

Apply to become a Global Health Scholar here. Search for 'Global Health Studies Program'. The 2017-2018 application deadline was November 3, 2017. 

Program Director, Global Health Studies
Kristina Talbert-Slagle

Program Coordinator
Suzanne Wirak

A faculty advisory committee oversees the Global Health Studies Program. Committee members include the following:


Department/School Faculty
Sociology Rene Almeling
Medicine Gretchen Berland
Public Health Leslie Curry
Yale College Dean's Office Jane Edwards
Public Health Kaveh Khoshnood
Anthropology Catherine Panter-Brick
History of Medicine Joanna Radin
Biomedical Engineering Mark Saltzman
Yale Global Health Leadership Institute Michael Skonieczny
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Stephen Stearns
Public Health Kristina Talbert-Slagle
Forestry and Environment Studies John Wargo
Public Health Marney White