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Undergraduate Students

Everything you need to get involved in global health

"We aim to ignite lifelong passions for global health and citizenship by fostering learning and collaboration, both within classrooms and further afield, between undergraduates and global partners."

Clea Sarnquist, DrPH, MPH

Senior Research Scholar, Global Child Health Program, Department of Pediatrics

Minor in Global Health

The Human Biology Program and Stanford Global Health have teamed up to provide an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor in global health. The Minor in Global Health will introduce students to concepts, challenges and opportunities in the field of global health. Students will study health throughout the world, global disparities and possible interventions. Courses will explore  the relationship between the biological and social aspects of humanity’s origin, development and future while offering students flexibility to pursue a deeper study in a chosen field of interest. The chosen subplan will appear on the student’s official transcript.

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Undergraduate Courses in Global Health Studies

Students interested in a Global Health minor in Human Biology must declare their minor at least two quarters prior to their intended quarter of degree conferral (for example, a student must declare a minor before the end of Autumn Quarter to graduate the following Spring Quarter). Undergraduate fields of study (subplans) are declared on Axess; these subplans appear on the transcript but not on the diploma.

In order to graduate with a minor in Human Biology, undergraduates must complete the minor program of study as described here, for a total of at least 25 units, with a minimum of six courses.

You can also find more global health related courses on explore courses here.

Course Name
MED 285: Global Leaders and Innovators in Human and Planetary Health
Gordon M. Bloom & Sara Singer, PhD
CEE 374W: Advanced Topics in Water, Health and Development
Jenna Davis, PhD
COMPMED 84Q: Globally Emerging Zoonotic Diseases
Stephen Felt, DVM, MPH
ECON 127: Economics of Health Improvement in Developing Countries
Grant Miller, PhD
HUMBIO 114: Global Change and Emerging Infectious Disease
James Jones, PhD & John Openshaw
SOMGEN 207: Theories of Change in Global Health
Stephen Luby, MD
HUMBIO 122M: Challenges of Human Migration: Health and Health Care of Migrants and Autochthonous Populations
Eunice Rodriguez, MPH
MED 157: Foundations for Community Health Engagement
Catherine Heaney, PhD & Patricia Espinosa
PEDS 223: Human Rights and Global Health
Bertrand Patenaude, PhD
MED 54Q: Decolonizing Global Health
Takudzwa Shumba, MD, MPH
MED 159: Oaxacan Health on Both Sides of the Border
Catherine Heaney, PhD
HUMBIO 123E: Health Economics & Policy: exploring health disparities, child health & health care spending
Maya Rossin-Slater, PhD
HUMBIO 125: Current Topics and Controversies in Women's Health
Marcia Stefanick, PhD
EARTHSYS 125: Shades of Green: Exploring and Expanding Environmental Justice in Practice
Francisca Santana & Zoe Vangelder
EARTHSYS 196A: Environmental Justice and Human Rights Lab
Jessie Brunner, Sibyl Diver, PhD, Emily Polk, PhD & Penelope Van Tuyl
HUMBIO 121E: Ethnicity and Medicine
Moises Gallegos