Center for Global Health

Putting People First

The promise of global health requires us to address some of the most complex and difficult challenges facing humans. From water insecurity to obesity, sustainable solutions will need to address not just the medical, but also the social, cultural, political, ecological and economic challenges we face in a globalized era. Our research, training, and outreach efforts in global health are about understanding and supporting communities confronting global health challenges. Located in the school that has the nation’s foremost research-intensive anthropology program gives us a unique means to build the global health solutions that put people first.

Our Center Theme for 2018-2019

Citizen Social Science and Global Health

Cindi Sturtzsreetharan on the subway

Each year our center pushes forward one ground-breaking and important theme that we believe can reinvent and reimagine how we do global health. Citizen Social Science is about non-experts working with experts to make our global health action bigger, bolder and more relevant. Under the lead of linguist Cindi SturtzSreetharan, this year we are testing new and ambitious projects that involve a wider array Arizonans as fellow social scientists, scaling our ability to research and address the social dimensions of health.