This fall, the Department of Global Health is proud to welcome 53 new graduate students into our community.
The Department of Global Health is thrilled to welcome two new Assistant Teaching Professors to join its team of dedicated faculty this fall 2023. Their worldly and cross-cultural experiences, dedication to the field of global health and equity, and commitment to teaching and enriching the student experience will be welcomed assets to our department.
The Department of Global Health works to achieve sustainable, quality health worldwide through the focused mission of improving health for all through research, education, training, and service. Prerequisite to our success is our shared commitment to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion within DGH and pursuing antiracist and anticolonial actions in all of our work.
The impact of gender inequity is felt within women’s mental health. India ranks 127th out of 146 countries on the gender gap index (Global Gender Gap Report 2023), and 142th in the “health & survival” sub-index.
For the next few weeks, the University of Washington Schools of Public Health and Medicine are interviewing potential candidates for the position of Department Chair in the Department of Global Health. We are excited to welcome four candidates who are accomplished leaders with substantial experience living, working, and partnering with institutions in the Global South.
The buzzwords “Bridge the gap,” “Bridging research to practice,” and “Closing the know do gap” represent goals for our research we have not yet achieved. Public health and academic research continues to research health interventions that do not get implemented. However, as we have begun to include community partners, policy makers, and funding and implementing partners, we are starting to see progress on implementing well-researched interventions.
The Department of Global Health awarded 25 international travel fellowships to support the projects and research of graduate students at UW for the next academic year. Students from varied disciplines across the University of Washington, including global health, epidemiology, nursing, health metric sciences, and environmental health sciences, will travel to 13 countries to engage with local communities and pursue fieldwork experience.
On Thursday, June 8, 2023, the UW Department of Global Health held its 16th annual graduation celebration since the department’s inception in 2007. This year we celebrated and honored the accomplishments of 64 graduates: 40 graduates in the Master of Public Health program and 24 doctoral students – which includes six from the Pathobiology PhD program and 18 from the Global Health Metrics and Implementation Science PhD program.
Dr. Julio Frenk, former Minister of Health of Mexico on Health Systems, Policy, and Decolonizing Global Health
Improving global health requires transdisciplinary thinking and a focus not just on technologies but the systems that deliver them.
What Does it Take to Truly Walk Our Talk on Decolonizing Global Health?: A Look at Key Obstacles and Plausible Solutions
On May 16, 2023, UW Department of Global Health welcomed Dr Madhukar Pai, MD, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Translational Epidemiology & Global Health and Associate Director of the McGill International TB Centre to partake in the Stephen Stewart Gloyd Endowed Lecture Series where he presented his talk titled "Can We Walk Our Talk on Decolonizing Global Health