What is global health?
Global health is a field of study, research and practice that places a priority on achieving equity in health for all people.
Global health involves multiple disciplines within and beyond the health sciences, is a synthesis of population-based prevention with individual level clinical care, promotes interdisciplinary collaboration, and emphasizes transnational health issues and determinants.
What is a career in global health?
Global health is an expansive, multi-disciplinary field containing many different career opportunities. Educational requirements for global health jobs will depend heavily on the specialty and necessary skills for each position. Almost every discipline in global health will rely on a foundation of research, communication and management skills with a strong understanding of working across diverse cultures, environments and political contexts. The list below captures the general types of global health jobs and selecting each link will provide more information on the associated career track and required training for each:
Health Care Provider – clinicians and health care administrators
Research and Policy – academic research, think-tanks, federal agencies and policy groups
Program Management – technical operations for projects or programs
Program Development – fund-raising or business operations for projects or programs
Technical Advising – consulting in specific subjects or regions
To learn more about global health at Duke, visit the DGHI website.