Drs. Ben & A. Jess Shenson Professor
Senior Associate Dean, Global Health
Director, Center for Innovation in Global Health
We enable emerging leaders and multi-disciplinary researchers to solve global health challenges and improve health equity.
We regularly assemble and connect the faculty, staff, students, and trainees to develop new, interdisciplinary collaborations and learn about myriad topics in global health.
We disseminate evidence and raise awareness about global health inequities and injustices.
We leverage Stanfordʼs interdisciplinary strengths to increase global health knowledge, create solutions, and effectively disseminate them.
We create meaningful global health learning opportunities for Stanford students, trainees, and our global community partners.
CIGH was formed by Dr. Michele Barry in 2010. After being recruited to Stanford from Yale, Dr. Barry drew on her experience as a tropical disease physician and global health leader to foster a thriving global health community at Stanford, and to build a center focused on excellence in clinical training and capacity building in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). CIGH quickly grew to become a university-wide hub that brings all students and faculty together to pursue training opportunities and research in global health.
Overseas clinical rotations supported in partnership with underserved communities
Global Health Faculty Fellows supported in global health research, education, and impact
Global Health Seed Grants awarded to interdisciplinary research teams
Postdoctoral fellows trained in hands-on global health research in partnership with universities in low-income countries through NIH grant
School of Medicine departments now active in global health training and clinical work
Student groups supported in their work around global and planetary health
Learn more about our work, direction, and strategic planning in this infographic outlining our goals and priorities between 2023-26.