Improve health for a better world.About us
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, with multidisciplinary and bidirectional partnerships, through innovation, research, education, policy, advocacy, by training the next generation of global health leaders and building sustainable capacity in regions with health inequities.
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.
2020 GHI Gala
The 13th Annual Global Health Initiative (GHI) Event will be taking place on Tuesday, November 10th from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. CST. Presented virtually, the event supports Northwestern's commitment to improving health worldwide. Hear from fellow global health leaders, faculty, and students who will share our recent achievements, global projects, and how the Institute is helping in the fight against COVID-19.
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.
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.