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Harvard Global Health Academic Courses


Global Health Effectiveness Program

Three-Week Course in July and August

The Global Health Effectiveness Program is an intensive and rigorous three-week summer experience at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The Course is a collaboration between HSPH and the Harvard Department of Global Health and Social Medicine co-directed by Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, and Joseph J. Rhatigan Jr, MD.

The summer Global Health Effectiveness curriculum will consist of three credit-granting courses:

1. Epidemiologic Methods for Global Health

Covers introductory level epidemiology and a biostatistics primer introducing basic principles of statistics, with a specific focus on problems related to global health.

2. Principles of Management in Global Health

Trains students in the fundamental principles of organizational behavior, strategy, operations management, leadership and financial accounts relevant for work in leading global health programs.

3. Studies in Global Health Care Delivery

Engages students in the analysis of case studies that describe efforts to improve health care delivery in resource-poor settings. Classroom discussion of these cases will illuminate principles and frameworks for the design of efficient and effective global health interventions.


Humanitarian Studies Course

One-Week Course in Effective International Health and Humanitarian Work

The Humanitarian Response Intensive Course is a collaborative educational program designed to train medical residents, fellows, nurses, public health and policy graduate students along with other professionals with a vested interest in humanitarian relief operations to carry out effective international health and humanitarian work. The course includes a three-day field simulation exercise of complicated disaster and conflict scenarios. More information.   

Contact Information

Global Health Program
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
303 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-754-4677