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Stanford medical student Lillie Reed at the 2023 Research Methods workshop


our approach

We train and inspire a new generation of global health leaders by creating meaningful global health learning opportunities for Stanford students, trainees, continuing learners, and our global community partners.

Learning at Stanford

We design and offer classroom-based courses in global health for Stanford undergraduates and graduate students, and our Global Health Faculty Fellows offer many other global health courses. We support Stanford students with their global health education through the Human Biology Minor sub-track in Global Health for undergraduates, and the global health track in Epidemiology for graduate students. We lead the Global Health Track for Residents and the Underserved Populations and Global Health Pathway of Distinction for the Department of Medicine, training the next generation of physicians in global health.

CIGH-Hosted Courses

Explore courses designed or hosted by our center.

Explore Global Health Courses at Stanford

We’ve compiled dozens of global and planetary health courses offered each quarter at Stanford.

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Humbio Minor

This interdisciplinary minor with a sub-track in Global Health introduces students to concepts, challenges, and opportunities in global health.

Scholarly Concentration in Global Health for Med Students

This concentration exposes students to the primary issues in Global Health and offers tools to begin addressing them through hands-on field research.

Residents Bright Zhou and Celeste Witting in Rwanda

Global Health Track Residency

Stanford’s global health track residency offers customized experience working overseas and one-on-one mentorship with one or more of Stanford’s many Global Health Faculty Fellows.

Human & Planetary Health Course LIstings

We curate a list of courses across Stanford’s disciplines that pertain to the health of the planet and the people who call it home.

Continuing Learning Opportunities

We offer numerous continuing learning opportunities for physicians, researchers, and trainees looking to deepen their knowledge, experience, and engagement in global health.

Stanford African Scholars in Global Health

Mid-career physicians from African countries travel to Stanford for six weeks, gaining a skill set needed to improve health outcomes at home.

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Research Methods Workshop

A two-day intensive seminar devoted to developing research skills applicable to global health.

Medicine for a Changing Planet

Medical Education for Planetary Health

Resources to support health professionals in addressing planetary health challenges in the clinic and beyond.

Ethical Challenges in Short-Term Global Health Training

This course introduces some ethical issues that trainees in biomedical research and practice may face in resource-limited settings.

Dr. Sherry wren advises two students on a procedure

International Humanitarian Surgical Skills Course

This annual CME activity helps prepare the International Humanitarian volunteer for delivering surgical care in low-resource settings.

PAICE Global

PAICE Global partners with medical systems in low-resource environments to grow their knowledge and skills to transform local care delivery processes.

Experiential Education and Clinical Rotations

We offer experiential-based education opportunities, including numerous fellowships and overseas clinical rotations in Africa, Asia, South America, and Indigenous American reservations for residents, clinical trainees, and med students (pediatrics only).

Global Health Equity Scholars

 A 12-month, NIH-supported, mentored training in global health research designed to address health inequities and improve population health.

Global Child Health Travel Scholarship

For Stanford Medicine pediatric trainees, clinical medical, and MSPA students committed to improving quality of life for children around the world.

Global Health Media Fellowship

This year-long fellowship teaches physicians-in-training to use various media channels to advocate and inform on global health issues.

Planetary Health fellowship

This 2-year fellowship supports early-career researchers in conducting mentored research on cutting-edge human & planetary health challenges.

Stanford/Yale Global Health Scholars

This program annually selects residents and career physicians for six-week rotations at one of our mentored sites outside the US.

CIGH Global Scholars

This fellowship supports residents, fellows, and faculty committed to working in overseas settings.

Links & Resources

Pathway to publishing

Access resources to support medical communication, including op-ed writing guidance.

Lane Medical LIbrary

Stanford’s Lane Medical Library offers curated research resources for Global Health and Population Health.

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