Other UCLA Global Health/International Centers and Programs
Other University of California (UC) Centers and Programs
Global Health Centers and Programs at Other Selected Academic Institutions
Selected Key Global Health/International Medicine Websites
Global Health Education Resources
Global Health Career Resources

Other UCLA Global Health/International Centers and Programs

  • Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services (CHIPTS) CHIPTS, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, leverages world-class science to combat HIV globally, in partnership with communities, families, and individuals impacted by the pandemic.
  • Division of Infectious Diseases: Global Health The Division of Infectious Diseases is extending the reach of its mission of advancing excellent patient care, research, and education worldwide through partnerships with academic and other institutions in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Global Health Interest Groups for UCLA Undergraduate Students There are several undergraduate student interest groups at UCLA with a global health focus.
  • Global Media Center for Social Impact A center of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health whose goal is to unleash the power of storytelling to transform the world.
  • Global Public Affairs @ UCLA Luskin The Luskin School of Public Affairs’ initiative to address a range of issues of global concern.
  • Partners for Pediatric Progress A project of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. The mission of Partners for Pediatric Progress is to create and maintain educational partnerships that will ultimately have a sustainable impact on improving the health and care of children in resource-poor regions.
  • RENEW The mission of UCLA’s RENEW is to donate medical equipment to developing countries, while reducing waste. It is a program of the students of the David Geffen School of Medicine and the nurses of the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center.
  • UCLA AIDS Institute/CFAR These centers support a multidisciplinary environment at UCLA to promote basic, behavioral, clinical, and translational research in prevention, detection, and treatment of HIV infection; includes an International, Health Services, and Policy Program.
  • UCLA Art & Global Health Center Part of the Department of World Arts & Cultures/Dance at the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, the UCLA Art & Global Health Center seeks to nurture a global network of artists and advocates working in the realm of public health.
  • UCLA Bixby Center on Population and Reproductive Health Established at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, the Center promotes and supports students and faculty engaged in research and internships in the areas of population, reproductive health, and family planning. The principal focus of the program is on reproductive health issues in developing countries.
  • UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America In collaboration with Latin American institutions and more than 18 schools and centers on the UCLA campus, the UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America brings poverty and other social determinants of health to the forefront of research and training on health in Latin America.
  • UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations The Burkle Center fosters research on and promotes discussion of international relations, U.S. foreign policy, and complex issues of global cooperation and conflict.
  • UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health The UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health 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.
  • UCLA Center for International Medicine The UCLA Center for International Medicine (CIM) is a non-profit organization based out of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and dedicated to improving global health through education, training, and technology. CIM products have been used to educate and train thousands of healthcare providers worldwide on a variety of subject matter.
  • UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters The Center for Public Health and Disasters promotes interdisciplinary efforts to reduce the health impacts of domestic and international, natural and human-generated disasters.
  • UCLA Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars UCLA is home for more than 10,000 international students and scholars away from home. The Dashew Center is the place where domestic and international students and scholars meet, enhancing the UCLA experience for international students and scholars with multicultural programs and services.
  • UCLA Fielding School of Public Health: Global Health In addition to working to improve the health of populations in Los Angeles and the United States, the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health is deeply engaged in research, training, and service activities globally.
  • UCLA Global A resource hub for all of the international projects, programs, research centers, education programs, and events being conducted at UCLA, as well as a database with all of the international agreements and memoranda of understanding with our partners around the world.
  • UCLA Health: International Services Provides information for patients traveling to UCLA from other countries to seek medical care, and assists them in accessing services.
  • UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Research programs focus on critical environmental challenges including climate change, air and water quality, biodiversity and conservation, energy, coastal and water resources, urban sustainability, corporate sustainability and environmental economics.
    • Congo Basin Institute Based in Cameroon and leveraging the resources of local and international universities, industry, and development organizations, the Congo Basin Institute serves as a regional nexus for interdisciplinary research, education, training and technology development focused on critical issues facing the Congo Basin with implications for both the developing and developed world: climate change and its impacts, water and food security, and human and animal health.
  • UCLA International Institute The UCLA International Institute is the central hub for global and area studies at UCLA. Founded in 1958, the Institute educates students, champions scholarship, and builds academic partnerships here and abroad. Its more than 25 centers and programs promote innovative multidisciplinary research and educational opportunities in virtually every region of the world.
    • Global Studies Interdepartmental Program The Global Studies Interdepartmental Program provides UCLA undergraduates with a rigorous interdisciplinary education in the principal issues confronting today’s globalized world.
  • UCLA School of Nursing: Global Activities UCLA ia a leader in cutting edge nursing education, evidence-based practice, and research collaborations throughout the world.
  • UCLA School of Law: Health and Human Rights Law Project The Health and Human Rights Law Project at UCLA School of Law seeks to improve global health by using a framework grounded in international human rights law. Through multidisciplinary research, training, and mentorship, the project aims to examine the relationship between health and human rights and to foster the next generation of leaders working in this area.
  • WORLD Policy Analysis Center The WORLD Policy Analysis Center at the Fielding School of Public Health provides access to global research, data, and maps for sharing ideas and resources on social policies from around the world.

Other University of California (UC) Centers and Programs

  • University of California Global Health Institute (UCGHI) UCGHI advances the mission of the 10-campus University of California system to improve the lives of people in California and around the world. By stimulating education, research, and partnerships, UCGHI leverages the diverse intellectual resources across the University to train the next generation of global health leaders and accelerate the discovery and implementation of transformative global health solutions.
    • GloCal Health Fellowship The GloCal Health Fellowship is a career development fellowship sponsored by the NIH Fogarty International Center, as well as a consortium at the UCGHI comprised of UCSF, UCSD, UCLA, UC Davis, and 27 affiliated international sites across 16 countries.
  • University of California Global Operations (UC-GO) A project developed through a multicampus consortium and in collaboration with the UC Office of the President (UCOP) that aims to develop centralized resources to support global programs by all members of the UC community.
  • UC Berkeley School of Public Health: Global Health The UC Berkeley School of Public Health offers specialty area study in global health for students enrolled in any of the School’s discipline-based programs.
  • UC Davis Global Health The goal of UC Davis Global Health Sciences is to become an epicenter for multidisciplinary, high-quality, practical solutions to solve challenges of global health importance. Their vision of health recognizes the interconnectedness of people, animals, and the environment, and aims to identify and address the fundamental causes of poor health to improve the well-being of all.
  • UC Irvine Global Health Research, Education and Translation (GHREAT) Program UC Irvine GHREAT is committed to promoting global health awareness and developing a comprehensive global health research, education, and training program.
  • UC San Diego Global Health Initiative A UC San Diego campus-wide effort that aims to coordinate existing global health research and training efforts across the campus, and to generate new collaborations and educational programs to meet health challenges of global importance.
  • UCSF Global Health Sciences Dedicated to improving health and reducing the burden of disease in the world’s most vulnerable populations, UCSF Global Health Sciences integrates UCSF expertise in all of the health, social, and biological sciences, and focuses that expertise on pressing issues in global health. GHS works with partners in countries throughout the world to achieve these aims.
  • UCTV: University of California Television: Global Health Channel UCTV is a public-serving media outlet featuring programming from throughout the University of California, the nation’s premier research university made up of ten campuses, three national labs, and affiliated institutions.

Global Health Centers and Programs at Other Selected Academic Institutions

Selected Key Global Health and International Medicine Websites

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Program The Gates Foundation’s Global Heath Program coordinates and oversees the foundation’s work to improve health conditions in developing countries.
  • CDC: Global Health Global Health programs of, and resources from, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • CDC: Travelers’ Health Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on specific regions, health warnings, vaccinations, medical emergencies, and more.
  • Center for Global Development (CDG) CGD conducts research and analysis on a wide range of topics related to how policies and actions of the rich and powerful affect poor people in the developing world. Examples include aid effectiveness, climate change, education, globalization, health, migration, and trade.
  • CIA World Factbook The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
  • Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) A humanitarian organization whose mission is to help people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care.
  • Fogarty International Center (FIC) The international component of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, FIC addresses global health challenges through innovative and collaborative research and training programs, and supports and advances the NIH mission through international partnerships.
  • The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria An international financing institution that fights AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria through partnership, transparency, constant learning and results-based funding.
  • Global Health Council A membership alliance comprised of health-care professionals and organizations that include NGOs, foundations, corporations, government agencies, and academic institutions dedicated to saving lives by improving health throughout the world.
  • Institute of Medicine of the National Academies: Global Health The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is an independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public. The IOM’s work in the realm of global health is aimed at advancing the health of populations worldwide. It includes, among other subjects, disease and disability in developing countries, existing and emergent threats to international health, and U.S. international health policy.
  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) IFRC is the world’s largest humanitarian network, reaching 150 million people in 189 National Societies through the work of over 13 million volunteers. IFRC acts before, during and after disasters and health emergencies to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people, without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class, or political opinions.
  • Jhpiego An international, nonprofit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University, and works with health experts, governments, and community leaders to provide high-quality health care for their people. Jhpiego develops strategies to help countries care for themselves by training competent health care workers, strengthening health systems and improving delivery of care.
  • PEPFAR The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the U.S. Government initiative to help save the lives of those suffering from HIV/AIDS around the world. It is the largest by any nation to combat a single disease internationally, and PEPFAR investments also help alleviate suffering from other diseases across the global health spectrum.
  • Seed Global Health Seed Global Health partners with the U.S. Peace Corps to help strengthen health systems in Africa by deploying U.S. physicians and nurses to work with their counterparts in countries where they are most needed.
  • United Nations Global Issues: Health An overview of major UN global health initiatives, with links to key UN agencies, organizations, and programs.
  • USAID: Global Health Global Health programs of, and resources from, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.
  • The World Bank: Health In line with its global strategy for health, nutrition, and population, the World Bank Group provides financing, state-of-the-art analysis, and policy advice to help countries expand access to quality, affordable health care; protects people from falling into poverty or worsening poverty due to illness; and promotes investments in all sectors that form the foundation of healthy societies.
  • World Health Organization (WHO) WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

Global Health Education Resources

  • Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH): Educational Modules High-quality modules on a wide variety of topics which students can review either on their own or whichy can function as a resource in an instructor-led course. CUGH also features a free teaching case series “Reasoning Without Resources”. This format refocuses education in “tropical medicine” on patients and their symptoms rather than microorganisms. The cases direct critical analysis to the challenges of bedside diagnosis. Each case study is followed by questions that guide clinical reasoning, and each case is accompanied by 4-10 discussion questions that direct clinical reasoning and/or highlight diagnostic issues.
  • UCLA: Cases in Global Health To further prepare you for your global health experience, the UCLA Center for World Health has created the online learning module Cases in Global Health. This is a series of interactive medical cases that may be encountered in international settings with limited resources. Note: this module is only accessible to those with a UCLA login ID and password.
  • UCLA Center for World Health Lending Library CWH maintains a small Global Health Lending Library for use by UCLA medical students and residents. Materials may be perused on site at CHS 13-154, or checked out with your UCLA ID card and contact information.
  • Unite for Sight Global Health E-Learning Resources Offers modular, online courses to advance global health delivery and to promote excellence in global health education.
  • University of Pittsburgh Department of Epidemiology Supercourse A repository of over 5,000 lectures on global health and prevention.
  • USAID E-Learning Courses Developed by the USAID Bureau of Global Health to provide access to technical public health information. These internet-based courses provide useful and timely continuing education for health professionals, offer state-of-the-art technical content on key public health topics, and serve as a practical resource for increasing public health knowledge.
  • WHO Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children A manual developed by the World Health Organization that is highly recommended for pediatric global health electives.

Books That Provide Cultural Insight

  • Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. An unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine, and ordinary miracles – and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.
  • Dark Safari by Paul Theroux. An epic tale of epic journeys for students of exploration, British imperialism, and African history.
  • The House at Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper. A deeply personal memoir and an examination of a violent and stratified country tells of tragedy, forgiveness, and transcendence with unflinching honesty and a survivor’s gentle humor.
  • Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder. The story of Paul Farmer – Harvard professor, renowned infectious disease specialist, anthropologist, and the recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant; showing how radical change can be fostered in situations that seem insurmountable.
  • Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen. This is a true account of the author’s life on her plantation in Kenya.
  • The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. Beautiful, heartbreaking, and unforgettable epic that chronicles the disintegration of family and a nation.
  • The Shadow of the Sun by Ryszard Kapuscinski. An extraordinary depiction of Africa – not as a group of nations or geographic locations – but as a vibrant and frequently joyous montage of peoples, cultures, and encounters.
  • Twenty Chickens for a Saddle – The Story of an African Childhood by Robyn Scott. A family’s enthusiasm for the world around them, with the quirks, charms, and challenges of living in one of Africa’s most remarkable and beautiful countries as it stands on the brink of the AIDS epidemic.
  • What Is the What by Dave Eggers. Written with expansive humanity and surprising humor on the nature of the conflicts in Sudan, the refugee experience in America, the dreams of the Dinka people, and the challenge one indomitable man faces in a world collapsing around him.

Global Health Career Resources