UC Wide Global Health Entities

University of California System-wide Global Health Programs

The UC-Wide Global Health Institute (UCGHI)

Director, Dr. Haile Debas, UCSF; Co-director, Thomas Coates, UCLA

The Institute will offer a variety of education programs, beginning with a one-year master’s degree that is expected to enroll students in fall 2011. Eventually, it also will offer two-year masters and PhD programs, granted by the UC campus on which the students conduct their work. The Institute is launching with three multi-campus, multi-disciplinary Centers of Expertise to lead UC-wide education programs, develop research projects and form partnerships for implementing programs and interventions.  The centers of expertise will lead the development of these programs and design field projects for students at partnership sites throughout the world. 

The Centers of Expertise are as follows:

  • Migration and Health: led by Steffanie Strathdee, PhD, chief of the UC San Diego Division of Global Public Health and Marc Schenker, MD, MPH, Public Health Sciences professor at UC Davis, with partner campuses Berkeley, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz.
  • One Health: Water, Animals, Food and Society, led by Patricia Conrad, DVM, PhD, professor in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and Anil Deolalikar, PhD, economics professor at UC Riverside, with partner campuses Berkeley, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz.
  • Women’s Health and Empowerment: led by Philip Darney, MD, UCSF professor and chief of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Health Sciences at San Francisco General Hospital, and Paula Tavrow, PhD, director of the Bixby Program in Population and Reproductive Health at UCLA School of Public Health, with partner campuses Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, and San Diego.

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