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About Us

In the pursuit of well-being, worldwide, we share knowledge, equip leaders and build interdisciplinary, multisectoral teams to address urgent global health challenges.

A Note from our Founder


The Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health strives to enable collaborative programs in global health for residents, medical students, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and undergraduates by reaching across geographic, cultural, economic, and gender boundaries to inspire a new generation to work for social change, justice and increased equity in global health outcomes.


Michele Barry

Director of Stanford Global Health

Our areas of focus

Planetary Health

As global warming advances and environmental systems change, human health is threatened. Stanford’s interdisciplinary teams seek to understand the impact of our changing world and to find solutions that help people and protect the planet.

21st Century Leadership

We address the challenges to global health and work to resolve inequities in health outcomes by unleashing the power of a more diverse talent pool. Our programs help ensure that decision makers in global health better represent the people whose lives and well-being depend on their decisions.

Global Health Equity

We connect Stanford clinicians to the world by working with local partners to expand their clinical and research capacities. Our faculty fellows focus on empowering communities with limited resources who are most affected by climate change and left out of the highest levels of decision-making.

Meet the team

We are more than an academic center; we’re a community. With more than 180 faculty fellows from across all seven schools within the university, Stanford Global Health teaches groundbreaking courses on campus, sends scholars around the world, and supports research on five continents. Meet the people who share our passion for increasing well-being, worldwide.

Our Team

Cross-cutting strengths

Interdisciplinary + Multi-sectional Collaboration

Stanford University brings together expertise from a variety of disciplines and multiple sectors to tackle the most complicated challenges and solve the most stubborn problems. Stanford fosters creative collaborations with local partners, academic experts, leaders of NGOs, and heads of state to translate knowledge into action.

Technological Innovation 
to Generate Solutions

Stanford created Silicon Valley and remains a nexus for the brightest minds in tech—from academia and industry. At the center of this prolific ecosystem, we can identify and influence technological strategies that can be scaled and shared to improve global health.

Excellence in Research Teaching and Clinical Care

Stanford’s founding charter pledges “to promote the public welfare by exercising an influence in behalf of humanity and civilization.” A purposeful university with a longstanding reputation for excellence, our name opens doors to decision-makers and attracts collaborators worldwide.