In today’s world, health issues have now become globally interconnected.
The last several years have seen major transformations in global public health, requiring significant 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 for the global public health work force.
The UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health was established in 2008. The Center includes faculty from all of the departments in the Fielding School of Public Health as well as the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing and the California Center for Population Research, all of whom have research or teaching interests in global and/or immigrant health. Participating faculty have active research collaborations in more than 50 countries throughout the world, and several work both with immigrant communities in California and in the countries of origin of these communities. The Center offers a Certificate in Global Health available to students in any of UCLA's degree granting graduate and professional programs.
Our students learn from faculty representing all of the departments in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health as well as the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing and the California Center for Population Research, all of whom have research or teaching interests in global health. Best of all, they get hands on experience in one of the most diverse cities in the country.
The UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health is dedicated to developing and implementing collaborative approaches to research, education, and policy to improve the health of populations worldwide, and among immigrant communities at home and abroad. Our primary stakeholders are FSPH faculty and students who seek transformative opportunities to scale up the impact of their work globally.
The center seeks to become:
- The focal point for networking, information, and shared resources on global health.
- The major catalyst for multidisciplinary collaborations in global health.
- The place to launch and nurture international and transnational educational and field experiences.