The Hubert Department of Global Health (HDGH) seeks to improve health services and delivery systems around the world through innovative research, excellence in teaching, and engaged service. With this mission, the global health department offers an ideal opportunity for students passionate about learning public health through a global lens.
- HDGH OVERVIEW WEBINAR: "Learning about HDGH" (Date delivered: October 2019). Participants GH Faculty Members: Dr. Juan Leon & Dr. Karen Andes and one GH student Anjum Mandani
- HDGH OVERVIEW WEBINAR: "Virtual Coffee Chat with current GH students" (Date delivered: April, 2019). Participants: four current GH students Jacob Clemente, Shanaika Grandoit, Maddison Hall, Sukyi Naing
Collaboration is a key component to our program. Our diverse faculty and students work closely with local and international organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Gates Foundation, the Global Health Institute, as well as various others, to remove public health inequities and improve public health around the world. Learn about Rollins' research centers
Among the Rollins School of Public Health’s 169 full-time faculty, 46 hold primary appointments in the Hubert Department of Global Health. Our primary faculty are complemented by 46 jointly appointed faculty (with other departments at RSPH, Emory Medical School, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and other schools in the University) and more than 100 adjunct faculty (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, CARE, and others). Our faculty have been recognized with numerous national and international teaching, research, and service awards.
Notable National Awards:
- ASPPH Early Career Public Health Teaching Award Winners: Since this award began in 2007, five HDGH faculty have won it (Dr. Stephenson in 2007; Dr. Leon in 2012, Dr. Ali in 2013; Dr. Winskell in 2016; Dr. Evans in 2018 and Dr. Webb-Girard in 2019)
- Dr. McFarland won ASPPH's highest honor, the “Teaching Excellence Award” in 2017.
- Dr. Evans won the APHA Mid-Career Award in International Health in 2017.
- Dr. Narayan was awarded the American Diabetes Association Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology.
- Dr. Stein won the E.V. McCollum International Lectureship in Nutrition in 2018
Our department hosts the Humphrey Fellowship program. Humphrey fellows are mid-career professionals from developing countries who are selected for their leadership potential. Additional international fellows are funded by the Foege, Fulbright, CDC, King Abdullah, and Muskie Programs.
The master of public health (MPH) degree in global health provides students with applied public health training in a global context. This program is offered in both a traditional, 24-month format and an accelerated, 3-semester format (Fall, Spring and Summer).
All students enrolled in the traditional MPH choose a concentration in
Infectious Disease (ID);
Community Health Development (CHD);
Public Health Nutrition (PHN); or
To personalize and strengthen their training, students in global health have the flexibility to take elective courses at Rollins, or in some cases, from other graduate programs within Emory University or other Atlanta Universities. Also, many of our students decide to enhance their degree with a certificate in one of nine specialized areas. Our certificate program provides students with the opportunity to build their expertise in pressing public health issues (including human rights, mental health, complex humanitarian emergencies, maternal and child health, socio-contextual determinants and more) through course work, an applied practice experience, and a culminating experience tailored to their area of focus.
Graduates of the program find employment abroad with international and bilateral agencies, government departments, nongovernmental organizations, and research and academic institutions. Many also work with US-based organizations concerned with global issues. Some graduates go into clinical fields and others go on to pursue a doctoral degree.