Georgetown University takes a multidisciplinary approach to global health research and teaching.
Undergraduate and graduate students can work with faculty on research projects, participate in global health-related events, and network with one another and scholars in the global health field.
If you’re a Georgetown student interested in learning more about global health and exploring careers in the field, check out the programs and opportunities.
Georgetown Law and USAID have launched the Law of International Development Initiative (LIDI) at the O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law, led by Susan Keller Pascocello.
Shreya Arora (NHS'24) recently founded a chapter of Project RISHI at Georgetown. Through Project RISHI—Rural India Social & Health Improvement—she hopes to improve menstrual health and empower women in rural India.
Georgetown Law students in the Human Rights Fact-Finding Practicum spent the 2020-2021 academic year interviewing victims of the Syrian civil war to create "No Choice: Analyzing Attacks on Health as a Driver of Forcible Displacement in Syria."
GHI Student Fellowship Unites Student Researchers and Faculty Mentors to Advance Georgetown’s Global Health Efforts
As the academic year comes to an end, the spring 2021 GHI student fellows are wrapping up a semester of hard work and invaluable mentorship. Read reflections from students and faculty mentors on their diverse research projects and experiences.
Alyssa Erin Kardos Loera (NHS’21) is a senior global health major who has received a Fulbright Award to teach English in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. “While the [global health] major gives us a taste of every global health sector, I still had a very personalized experience,” she says.
In memory of former GHI executive director Maeve McKean’s legal career devoted to serving others, the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program and the O’Neill Institute will support a fellow each year to work in a Washington, DC, organization focused on intractable public health issues.
Dr. Debbie Barrington, assistant professor of human science, is teaching a new spring 2021 course she developed on the social determinants of COVID-19, explaining that “We keep reproducing our social inequalities, and we have to train people how to think about them in real time.”
On April 30, join the English Graduate Student Association (Online & Asynchronous) Conference on the roles and responsibilities of the humanities during the age of COVID-19. Participants are invited to submit papers that consider these questions through multivalent and interdisciplinary approaches.
Georgetown University has seen a 70% increase in students declaring a minor in public health since last spring compared to the previous year, even attracting students from many different disciplines.
Professor Ellen P. Carlin and student research assistants Mackenzie S. Moore and Emily Shambaugh (Center for Global Health Science and Security) worked with EcoHealth Alliance to identify ways in which the defense, military, and security sectors can step up global health security efforts.
Medical Humanities Initiative Creates Novel Learning Opportunities with Interdisciplinary Students and Faculty
For years to come, the social, cultural, and historical contexts of the coronavirus pandemic will be subjects of intense interest and study. In the fall semester of 2020, several Georgetown students started to dive into these areas through the recently established Georgetown Medical Humanities…
Samantha Schlageter (NHS’21), a health care management and policy major, has pursued several academic and extracurricular opportunities at Georgetown, including COVID-19-related research with Dr. Rebecca Katz and Dr. Michael Stoto.
Since March, Maggie Raymond (NHS’13) has been working in New York City on the front lines of the COVID-19 response. Raymond says that “Georgetown and emergency nursing have both taught me how to have grace under pressure, a skill that I’ve relied on heavily this past year.”
Lara Adekunle (NHS’22), a global health major, shares how her Georgetown experience is helping to prepare her for a career in health policy or international development.
This year GHI launched a virtual open house page offering a variety of ways to learn more about global health opportunities at Georgetown. Check out videos featuring faculty leaders describing their academic programs, information on global health academic programs, and links to research centers…
The O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law interviewed New Delhi lawyer and alumnus Kashish Aneja about his experience as an international student interested in global health law to help students learn more about Georgetown's LL.M. program.
Sara Rotenberg, a 2018 GHI student fellow, and her faculty mentor John F. May recently co-published the paper "A Call for Better Integrated Policies to Accelerate the Fertility Decline in Sub-Saharan Africa" in Studies in Family Planning.
Each fall and spring semester, the Global Health Initiative selects a cohort of undergraduate and graduate students to conduct global health research alongside faculty mentors through the GHI Student Fellows Program.
Each fall, seniors majoring in global health conduct field research or assume policy-based internships in Asia, Africa, or Latin America as part of the annual Global Health Practical Experience Abroad.