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Global Health Studies at Miami University

Student with Kagbeni children photoGlobal Health Studies (GHS) offers a transdisciplinary minor for students interested in better understanding the complexities of global health and developing the necessary collaboration and research skills to work towards ethically addressing global health problems including:

  • pandemic infectious diseases
  • non-communicable diseases
  • food and water insecurity
  • community development

Our Mission: Miami University's Global Health Minor is a transdisciplinary minor that encourages collaboration, creativity, and ethics through a comprehensive curriculum and real-world immersion experience. The Global Health Studies faculty have come together from across Miami University to promote an engaged learning environment aimed at developing future leaders with the essential tools to understand global health issues and participate in developing solutions.

Matthew Meeks photo"I would actually love to get my Master's in public health administration ... I fell in love with the idea of providing healthcare to places that may not have the access that we have here."

- Matthew Meeks, pre-med Zoology major and Global Health Studies minor

Read the rest of Matthew's profile on the CAS website.

Why Minor in Global Health?

Minors in global health will gain the knowledge and skills to enable them to be competitive for:

  • jobs in global health/public health organizations
  • graduate work in:
    • public health
    • medicine
    • community development
    • allied fields

Understanding and developing solutions in global health requires collaboration across disciplines. The Global Health Minor is an interdisciplinary learning experience involving faculty from:

  • Anthropology
  • Architecture & Interior Design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Entrepeneurship
  • Geology & Environmental Earth Science
  • Gerontology
  • Kinesiology & Health
  • Microbiology
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy
  • Statistics
  • Theatre


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