We work to expand knowledge, capacity and equity in global health through transdisciplinary research and education partnerships.
What We Do
Center for Global Communicable and Emerging Infectious Diseases
We research and investigate the pressing challenges related to communicable diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and HIV, as well as global emerging infectious diseases.
Center for Global Health Education
Through training at every level, we aim to create knowledge, capacity and equity in global health through partnerships in transdisciplinary education at Northwestern and across the globe.
Center for Global Surgery
We aim to improve access to essential surgical care by addressing the barriers to care through innovation, research, education, policy, advocacy, by training the next generation of global health leaders and building sustainable capacity in regions with health inequities.
Buehler Center for Health Policy & Economics
Amplifying the institute's mission to foster healthy populations, promote health security, and lead in public health science and practice globally through policy.
Center for Global Oncology
Over 80 percent of cancer deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. We look to bring cancer education, research and treatment to underserved areas.
Center for Global Cardiovascular Health
We seek to improve global cardiovascular health and healthcare across the spectrum of disease prevention.
Center for Pathogen Genomics and Microbial Evolution
We look to provide specialized expertise in pathogen-specific sequence analysis and bioinformatics for emerging and ongoing infectious disease threats.
Ryan Family Center for Global Primary Care
We aim to strengthen the global and local effort to improve global primary health care quality, access, and impact through partnerships and innovations in research, education and service.
Center for Innovation in Global Health Technologies
We seek not merely to develop, but bring to market comprehensive, context-appropriate healthcare solutions that integrate seamlessly with the lives of patients and medical practitioners in the developing world.
Annual Havey Institute for Global Health Event
The 16th Annual Havey Institute for Global Health Benefit Dinner took place on Wednesday, September 27, 2023. The event supports Northwestern's commitment to improving health worldwide. Those able to join the event in person heard remarks from Havey Institute leadership and current students, and watched this video sharing our recent achievements and global projects.
Membership is open to faculty, students and staff involved in research, education and outreach in the field of global health. Members receive access to specialized resources and services that support research infrastructure.
Northwestern COVID-19 Vaccine Communication and Evaluation Network (CoVAXCEN) brings together a panel of experts from across specialties to achieve consensus on issues related to the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines and then share conclusions with audiences ranging from investigators to the general public.
Physician-Scientist Training & Resources
We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and training to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.