Global and Community Health Division

Improving Outcomes in Women's Health


Photo of surgeryThe Division of Global and Community Health is a pioneering initiative positioned within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. The Division builds on the Department's longstanding commitment to service. Grounded in the pillars of an academic medical institution—clinical care, medical education, and research—the Division seeks to address health disparities and to transform the way care is delivered in underserved communities, both locally and globally. 

We are committed to advancing women's rights and improving health outcomes in obstetrics and gynecology by providing human-centered care, building capacity through education, and developing innovative approaches to health delivery in collaboration with communities.

Our core activities in global and community health include:

  • Clinical care and innovation
  • Research Investigation
  • Medical education
  • Multi-disciplinary collaboration
  • Advocacy and community engagement