This year, the UW Department of Global Health (DGH) welcomes 65 new graduate students. These newest Huskies hail from 15 different countries (Afghanistan, Canada, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Peru, Rwanda, Sudan, Tunisia, Uganda, United States). They join the 139 continuing students already enrolled in Global Health MPH and PhD programs (68 MPH students, 45 PhD in Global health students, and 26 PhD in Pathobiology students).
Forty-five students will begin the Masters of Public Health (MPH) Program, and 20 new students will begin PhD programs. Of the 45 new MPH students, 27 have chosen the general track, 12 are in the health metrics and evaluation track, and five have elected the leadership, policy and management path. This year’s incoming MPH students include four Fulbright scholars from Colombia, Indonesia, Malawi and Tunisia.
The group of 20 incoming PhD students include 13 pursuing a PhD in Global Health (10 implementation science, three metrics) and seven PhD pathobiology students.
“Global health encompasses many, many ideas and fields of inquiry. This broad knowledge base is very helpful, but be sure to find courses that build your skills and develop an area of expertise,” said Susan Graham at DGH’s graduate student orientation. “Throughout your time at UW, know that DGH cares about you, and that you matter.”
Incoming MPH students will follow the new common core curriculum taught by 12 outstanding faculty members. These talented teachers represent the breadth of expertise across the School of Public Health’s departments and will bring energy and excitement to the new curriculum.
In addition to its MPH and PhD programs, DGH academic programs include Graduate Certificates (in Global Health, Global Health of Women, Adolescents & Children, Global Injury & Violence Prevention, and HIV & STIs), an Undergraduate Major and Minor, the School of Medicine Global Health Pathway, and a Global Health Certificate for Residents and Fellows.
UW’s Population Health Initiative is also offering a new Graduate Certificate in International Humanitarian Response, which is offered through the UW Graduate School, and is intended to train an interdisciplinary group of UW graduate and professional students to become that next generation of leaders in international humanitarian response.
This coming year, the department’s online courses (eDGH) will be offering a new online course in Monitoring and Evaluation in Global Health. eDGH offers non-credit online courses on a variety of global health topics aimed at building health care workforce and institutional capacity such as health training institutes and universities. Currently, eDGH e-learning activities are being conducted in more than 30 countries, implemented in partnership with national ministries of health and education, universities, and health training institutes.
The UW Department of Global Health is now in its 13th year since its creation in 2007. The Department is world-renowned for its ground-breaking discoveries, research methodologies, and its education and training programs. DGH has more than 1,300 alumni from 30 countries, who are making meaningful impacts to global health through multilateral and bilateral agencies including WHO, UNAIDS, and CDC; non-governmental organizations including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH, Partners in Health; national ministries of health; and local organizations worldwide. DGH’s alumni include 4 ministers of health in countries in Africa and South America.
To view a photo gallery of the new students from orientation, click here.