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About Global Health @ FSPH

The last several years have seen major transformations in global public health, requiring major expansion and reconstruction of the international public health work force.  Many emerging health problems require timely and sustained research efforts and require application of the best scientific knowledge and focused training and continuing education for the global public health work force. 

At the Fielding School of Public Health our approach to global health is multidisciplinary, integrating social, behavioral, cultural, epidemiologic, biologic, economic and political aspects of health. We seek to translate our research to impact that improves the health of populations around the world.

We seek to translate our research to impact that improves the health of populations around the world.

We work to unite faculty with research and teaching interests in global health from all departments within the School of Public Health, and to forge interdisciplinary collaborations with others working on global health issues at UCLA, such as the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing. We also have a strong focus on training students to become future global health leaders.

Additionally, we work to forge ties with organizations and institutions around the world who are working on pressing global health issues. 

A pillar of global health at the Fielding School of Public Health is the Global Health Certificate, which recognizes students’ capacity to work as a public health or health care professional with a global health perspective. Matriculated students from any department at UCLA can earn this certificate as long as they complete the requirements.

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