Framework in Global Health Program

The Interdisciplinary Framework in Global Health Program

The Global Health Initiative builds upon model programs that already are highly successful endeavors. A centerpiece program is the Interdisciplinary Framework in Global Health Program. Originally supported by a 2008 educational grant from the Fogarty International Center at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the Framework for Global Health Program encourages students and faculty to engage in interdisciplinary global health activities. Interdisciplinary global health emphasizes the joint importance of biomedicine, public health, social science, engineering and the humanities in understanding global health inequalities. Interdisciplinary perspectives are also necessary for designing interventions to reduce health inequalities.

The Program supports global health scholarships for students and medical trainees, and provides funding for curriculum development grants to faculty who are developing coursework that brings global health content to bear on the subject matter of the course. 


(at left) Prajula Mulmi (MPH 2012) was awarded a Framework Global Health Scholarship for her research project, "Nutritional Status and Social Influences in Dalit and Brahmin Women and their Children in Lamjung Using Mixed Methods".(at left) Prajula Mulmi (MPH 2012) was awarded a Framework Global Health Scholarship for her research project, "Nutritional Status and Social Influences in Dalit and Brahmin Women and their Children in Lamjung Using Mixed Methods".