The Department of Global Health Systems and Development is dedicated to improving the health of populations worldwide through strengthening health systems, building stronger communities, and facilitating healthy behaviors in an increasingly globalized world. The faculty introduces and engages students to health systems and development in a global context with an emphasis on improving the factors that drive health outcomes, including social determinants and disparities. The academic program provides a comprehensive view of varying geographical and economic contexts, while advancing knowledge and improving managerial practice.
Students with a variety of professional interests will find a home in our department as the curriculum and applied learning opportunities emphasize both domestic and global frameworks. Our degree programs draw upon the multi-disciplinary expertise of our faculty, their extensive contacts in the research and practice communities, and their demonstrated commitment to student learning. The faculty exemplifies GHSD's global perspective, with a majority working in both domestic and international contexts.
The Department of Global Health Systems and Development offers the following degrees:
News and Announcements
Health Systems Analytics Research Center participates in formation of Louisiana Clinical Data Research Network
A team led by the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) has been approved for a funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to develop and expand a health data network that will be part of PCORnet: the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network. The Louisiana Clinical Data Research Network (LCDRN) is one of 29 approved for a total of $93.5 million from PCORI on December 17 to form this new national resource that aims to boost the efficiency of health research.
The Louisiana Clinical Data Research Network (LACDRN) is based on a partnership between the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI), Pennington Biomedical Research Center (PBRC), and the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Lizheng Shi, PhD, Regents Associate Professor of Global Health Systems and Development, is a co-director of the Health Systems Analytics Research Center, which will be heavily involved in the network. Read the article by Dee Boling.
JD/MHA student K.T. Kramer wins national Winston Health Policy Fellowship
GHSD Chair Dr. Jane Bertrand proudly conveyed congratulations recently to fourth-year JD/MHA student K.T. Kramer on being selected one of two national recipients of the 2014-15 Winston Health Policy Fellowship. K.T. is an outstanding student who completed her administrative residency with the Veterans Administration (VA). She is currently participating in a public health law and systems research project with faculty members Valerie Yeager, DrPH and Mollye Demosthenidy, JD/MHA. The purpose of this award – given to students selected from the best programs in the country – is to provide a unique opportunity to learn about the political system through direct exposure to public and private sector roles in health policy development. The Fellowship is sponsored by the David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship Board of Trustees and is administered in collaboration with the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).
Honorable mention goes to Kime McClintock, MPH candidate in GHSD, for making it to the second round of consideration for the fellowship. Dr. Bertrand noted this was an excellent showing for our department, and hopes it will encourage other students interested in health policy to apply next year.
Congratulations Meredith Sugarman
GHSD Senior Program Coordinator, Meredith Sugarman, is now Meredith Sugarman, MPH. Meredith graduated in December after earning her degree while working full-time; she did her practicum at NO/AIDS Task Force. Congratulations Meredith; all your hard work and late nights paid off - we knew you could do it!
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