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The UC San Diego Global Health Institute (GHI), is a UC San Diego campus-wide effort that aims to coordinate existing global health research and training efforts across the campus, and to generate new collaborations and educational programs to meet health challenges of global importance. Our goal is to serve as a resource for coordinating UC San Diego global health projects, courses, research, and training programs for the local global health community.

Mission Statement

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Think. Act. Impact.

In a world with constantly shrinking borders, global health is a growing concern. The University of California, San Diego is making an international impact with research and health care programs around the globe that fight diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

Our Mission

The mission of the UC San Diego Global Health Institute is to facilitate research, education and public-private partnerships across diverse disciplines to address global health challenges in the 21st century, and to serve as a coordinating body for training programs, service and global health-related curricula.

The Global Health Institute's themes of focus:
  • Global Infectious Diseases
  • Global Health Technologies
  • Global Mental Health
  • Global Migrant/Refugee Health

Global Health News and Events

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The Illusion of Inclusion- The "All of Us" Research Program and Indigenous Peoples' DNA, by Dr. Keolu Fox

Anti-racism statement by the UN Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner, June 2020

CCIS event by Dr. Al-Rousan 6/8/20 12-1:30pm: Refugees must not be left behind in the global COVID response: Public health perspectives, register here

Webinar 5/6/20, 8-10am: Structural Competency During COVID-19 Part 3: Global Responses

• GHI collaborations January 2020: UNHCR meeting to enhance health screening training for providers working at the border.


Coronavirus Resources, curated by the Center for Globoal Mental Health (CGMH) at UCSD

Coronavirus in the Navajo Nationa CBS news documentary

COVID-19 treatment for Navajo, Zuni, and Apache Peoples, a report from Dr. Don Kraitsik

• How mental health care should change as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic

• Contextualizing Coronavirus Geographically, a special virtual issue of the Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

COVID-19: Another Unforced Error, presented by Dr. Schooley at Grand Rounds

COVID-19: The Tip of the Ice Berg, presented by virologist Dr. Ho 

COVID-19: A Coordinated Boston-wide Response, presented at MGH Grand Rounds

Confronting Coronavirus, a PBS NewsHour Special

Global Health Opportunities

UCGHI Student Ambassadors Program 

See 2020 program presentations and learn more about the application cycle that begins Fall 2020.

HFIT Clinic

"The UCSD Health Frontiers is a Student-run Free Clinic (HFiT) located in Tijuana's Zona Centro. HFiT is the product of a true, binational partnership between the UCSD School of Medicine, the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California School of Medicine (UABC), and Desayunador Salesiano "Padre Chava", a community grass roots organization in Tijuana".

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GloCal Health Fellowship 

"The GloCal Health Fellowship supports a 12-month, mentored research fellowship for investigators interested in studying diseases and conditions in developing countries. The fellowship is designed for: US doctoral students (PhD, DrPH, etc.), professional students (MD, DDS, DVM, PharmD, etc.) and postdoctoral fellows, as well as foreign postdoctoral fellows from affiliated international sites in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)".

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UCSD Global Health Entities

"The CDIPD targets diseases affecting hundreds of millions of people worldwide, but which are largely ignored by traditional drug and vaccine discovery companies because they primarily affect the poor and underserved".

"The CGMH seeks to collectively find ways to improve care and treatment for mental health since currently, such healthcare systems are inadequate worldwide".

"The IPATH center is the first dedicated phage therapy center in North America, bringing innovative research and clinical practice to the field of medicine".

"The GHP offers interdisciplinary degrees (BA, BS and MA) that aid in the understanding and productively intervening in processes of health, illness, and healing across the globe".

See resources to learn more