The University of California Global Health Institute (UCGHI) connects California and the world through:
- Education for training future leaders to serve California and the world;
- Research that galvanizes science across multiple disciplines to address global health problems;
- Partnerships for action-oriented collaborations and interventions that improve health of vulnerable populations everywhere; and
- Innovative uses of technology to enable collaboration across campuses, learning across the globe, and research in remote settings.
Recognizing the long-standing and emerging challenges to global health, the University of California Global Health Institute has created multi-campus, transdisciplinary Centers of Expertise (COEs) to address these challenges through a novel problem-based and action-oriented approach.
The COEs — Migration and Health; One Health: Water, Animals, Food and Society; and Women’s Health and Empowerment — form the foundation of the UCGHI’s transdisciplinary education, research and partnership programs.
By integrating and leveraging the diverse intellectual capacity of faculty on the 10 UC campuses, this groundbreaking University-wide initiative focuses on producing leaders and practitioners of global health, conducting innovative research, and developing international partnerships to improve the health of vulnerable people and communities in California and worldwide.
The UCGHI is led by Haile Debas, MD, Senior Global Health Advisor at UCSF, and Tom Coates, PhD, the Michael and Sue Steinberg Professor of Global AIDS Research at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.