Global Health


CHeSS supports interdisciplinary programming in global health, emphasizing opportunities for creative social scientific research in underresourced settings. Through the Committee on Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), we also collaborate with the University of Chicago's Global Health Initiative to offer programming for students interested in global health practices.


With support from CCTS, the Global Health Initiative (GHI) has developed a comprehensive graduate-level training program in global health. The first course in this sequence, "Introduction to Global Health," is designed to give graduate students and advanced undergraduates background in global health challenges and strategies; relevant institutions and stakeholders; environmental impacts on health; population health; maternal and child health; health and human rights; and international and legal frameworks.

We hope to eventually offer a concentration in Global Health at the Master's level in conjunction with the Master's in Science for Clinical Professionals program, offered through the Department of Public Health Sciences.

CHeSS also facilitates a Global Hospital Medicine Fellowship. This one or two year fellowship in Hospital Medicine trains hospitalists to lead practice and research in medical education, care delivery, and quality improvement in underresourced settings. The core of this fellowship is a six-month rotation with partners in resource-limited settings, away from the University, and builds on a foundation in quantitative research methods and clinical practice at the University of Chicago. The Global Hospital Medicine Fellowship is ideal for early-career hospitalists or graduating residents pursuing careers in global health.

For more information about the Global Hospital Medicine Fellowship, contact faculty director Evan Lyon, MD, at


CHeSS supports research in global health through pilot grant programs funded by the University of Chicago Program in Pharmaceutical Policy (UCP3) and the Chicago Center of Excellence in Health Promotion Economics (CCEHPE). Examples include:

  • Vineet Arora, MD (Department of Medicine)Policy Makers, Researchers and Providers of Patient Care: New Roles for Medical Representatives in a Rising Pharmaceutical Economy in India?
  • Daniel Bennett, PhD (Harris School), Quality and Information among Indian Retail Pharmacies
  • Emily Oster, PhD, (Department of Economics & Becker Fellow, Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory)Menstruation and Education in Nepal