About Us

Message from the Associate Dean Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH

Dr. HargartenWelcome
The Office of Global Health was established in January 2010 at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). Our vision for MCW is to be a leader in global health that promotes health equity across neighborhoods and nations. Our mission is to advance MCW’s mission of education, research, patient care, and community engagement through multi-institutional collaborations. Our goal is to develop a sustainable framework for multidisciplinary collaboration that integrates and advances the global health sciences.

MCW is uniquely positioned to address this goal. We have nearly 200 faculty from virtually all departments participating in or who have participated in global health activities across 80 countries. We are committed to assisting faculty in formalizing their existing partnerships and creating new collaborations locally and worldwide to address global health from neighborhoods to nations.

MCW offers a wealth of interest, expertise, and resources in global health efforts. Intentional interdisciplinary collaboration across our departments could increase sustainable funding opportunities, create credible and educational learning environments for MCW faculty and trainees, and synergize efforts to address health disparities locally and worldwide.

As the catalyzing agent, we take advantage of the diverse skills and experiences of our faculty and trainees. Together, we strive to improve the health of those most in need locally and worldwide.

I look forward to keeping you informed of our ongoing progress as we build the Medical College of Wisconsin's Office of Global Health. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me at hargart@mcw.edu.

Steve Hargarten, MD, MPH
Associate Dean for Global Health
Associate Director Global Health Pathway
Professor and Chair Department of Emergency Medicine
Director of the Comprehensive Injury Center

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  Consortiums

Consortiums

The Medical College of Wisconsin has institutional memberships to local and international consortiums for global health.

Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)
Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)

MCW is a member of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (UCUGH). CUGH is the largest consortium of academic institutions in the world involved in global health. With over 19,000 individual members and 145 institutions worldwide, MCW is part of this interdisciplinary network whose mission is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge to address global health challenges by creating equity and reducing health disparities. In line with MCW’s four missions, CUGH promotes mutually beneficial, long-term partnerships dedicated to building human capital across education, research, and service.

Milwaukee Global Health Consortium
Milwaukee Global Health Consortium

MCW is one of 11 Milwaukee-based organizations members that comprise the Milwaukee Global Health Consortium (formerly known as the Center for International Health). Under Dr. Stephen Hargarten’s leadership as president and CEO, Milwaukee Global Health Consortium develops and connects the global health programs and activities of Wisconsin organizations in the health, education, research, and government sectors, and improves global health through meaningful partnerships that benefit people and communities locally and globally.

Other consortium members include the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Aurora Health Care, Marquette University, Froedtert Hospital, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Concordia University, the City of Milwaukee Health Department, Milwaukee County government, the Rotary Club of Milwaukee, and the International Institute of Wisconsin.

  Goals, Objectives and Principles

The Office of Global Health's mission is to advance MCW’s mission of education, research, patient care, and community engagement through multi-institutional collaborations. Our vision for MCW to be a leader in global health that promotes health equity across neighborhoods and nations.

Our goal is to develop a sustainable framework for multidisciplinary collaboration that integrates and advances the global health sciences.

Strategic Objectives

  1. Establish credible local and global partnerships with community-based organizations, universities, medical schools, and healthcare delivery sites that offer education, research, patient care, and community engagement opportunities for MCW faculty, medical and graduate students, residents, and fellows.

  2. Implement standardized agreements with local and global organizations to assure credit and excellence for trainee and faculty participation.

Guiding Principles

  1. Collaboration
  2. Credibility
  3. Health equity
  4. Multidisciplinary
  5. Partnership
  6. Reciprocity
  7. Social justice
  8. Sustainability

Office of Global Health Overview (PDF)

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