October 12, 2018

Global health is influenced by so many aspects of life and is, by its scope, interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral in nature. How can faculty provide the needed disciplinary breadth in global health courses? How can they enable students to do place-based study-with or without travel-using digital and other sources? What kinds of community engagement and cultural humility/ethical skills are needed?

This webinar will begin with an overview of the challenges associated with global health education, and will provide guidance for instructors who want to develop effective interdisciplinary global health courses.

The webinar’s goal is to share best practices in global health education so that the next generation of global health leaders are prepared for effective and mutually beneficial collaboration with each other for the benefit of all.


Lori DiPrete Brown, editor of the recently published Foundations for Global Health Practice (Wiley, 2018), will draw on 15 years of interdisciplinary global health teaching experience to make recommendations related to training of undergraduates, MPH and health professions students.

Ann Kurth, chair of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health and dean of the Yale School of Nursing, will talk about essential global health competencies, and recent recommendations for interprofessional curricula and teaching technologies.

Quentin Eichbaum, a professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University, who plays a leading consultative role in medical education in Africa, will help us to expand the conversation beyond education in the US and global north, with his insights about essential skills and educational innovations.

Brian W. Simpson, editor-in-chief of Global Health NOW, will moderate the session and audience Q&A.