Research undertaken in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine is done with the aim of “clinical relevance,” that is, to affect medical treatment practices and health care policies at local and global levels.
Social science research on the culture and political economy of the profession of medicine and health care
Addressing the significant global health “delivery gap” that, despite unprecedented new financial resources and medical advances, prevents care from consistently reaching patients who need it/p>
A program strongly committed to teaching and research that places the development of medical knowledge and practice into broad social and cultural contexts
Research related to treatment approaches and outcomes and epidemiology of HIV/AIDS and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDRTB)
A collaboration between the Rwanda Ministry of Health and a consortium of American hospitals in which medical professionals teach in Rwanda to build capacity in medicine there..
The study of illness and medical systems cross-culturally
Research, training and advocacy programs for advancing mental health on the global health agenda
Building greater awareness and understanding of the critical moral, ethical and social dimensions of medicine