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Global Health Pathway

Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH
GH Pathway Director

The Global Health Pathway is designed for students interested in understanding the unique healthcare needs of patients, families, and communities from  a neighborhoods to nations perspective. It prepares student for the challenges of working in these areas of the world with diverse health care resources. Core curriculum topics are consistent with those proposed by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health and other medical schools that have long been on the forefront of global health education and research. Pathway activities are coordinated with the office of the Associate Dean for Global Health.

Examples of Core Session Topics:

  • Disaster management and preparedness
  • Health care delivery systems
  • Refugee, immigrant and adoptee
  • Injury prevention and  control
  • The global burden of disease - trends, epidemiology and non-communicable disease
  • Skill building for working in diverse resourced conditions
  • Skill building in communicating across languages and cultures
  • Telemedicine

Non-core Individual Activities include:

  • Working in local clinics and with organizations that serve immigrant, refugee or non-US born patients.
  • Researching and studying specific global health issues
  • Developing and implementing health education initiatives in the community
  • Learning about opportunities on overseas experiences during summer and spring breaks
  • Basic science topics: vaccine development, toxins, drug discovery for neglected tropical diseases, immunopathogens of infectious diseases

GH Pathway Information & Resources

Global Health Week 2013 (PDF)

Completion Guidelines (PDF)

Global Health Pathway Core Competencies (PDF)

Community Partners

MCW Global Health Program

Pediatric Global Health Program

Contact Us

Pathways staff are located in the Academic Affairs Office, Suite M3215.

General Inquiries

Pathways Team Lead
Physician Scientist

  Clinical & Translational Research
  Molecular & Cellular Research
Meaghan Hayes, MEd

Global Health,
Health Systems Management & Policy

Urban & Community Health
Hilary Chavez, MS

Clinician Educator,
Quality Improvement & Patient Safety

Jen Kraus