The Global Health Residency Program will include a continuum of didactic and experiential training. Implementation science will be taught in the
Global Health Effectiveness Program or the
Humanitarian Studies Course of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.
Global Health Effectiveness Program
Six-Week Course in July and August
Global Health Effectiveness Program will be an intensive and rigorous six-week experience in July and August 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.
Three Credit-Granting Courses
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
This one-week course will be taught by experts in the field.
Effective International Health and Humanitarian Work
The Humanitarian Studies Course (HSC) 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.
Prepare Humanitaran Workers to Operate in the Field
HSC will train participants in current humanitarian issues as well as the methodologies and essential skills that best prepare humanitarian workers to operate in the field.
Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI)
The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) is a university-wide center involving multiple entities within the Harvard academic and medical community. The mission of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative is to relieve human suffering brought on by war and disaster by advancing the science and practice of worldwide humanitarian response.