About Us

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To collaborate with communities locally and globally to democratize education, increase service learning opportunities, and advance novel, transdisciplinary, and sustainable solutions to improve health and well-being while reducing global health disparities and inequities.


The University of Chicago’s Center for Global Health (CGH) was launched as the Global Health Initiative (GHI) in September 2009 and provides a unifying framework for students, staff, and faculty across the university with an interest in global health. Harnessing the expertise of scholars across campus, CGH takes advantage of the University of Chicago’s strengths in fields ranging from economics, computation, public policy, medicine, and more. This multidisciplinary focus encourages innovative approaches to the numerous health challenges faced by people all over the world. The global health scholarship of the university’s faculty and students has the potential to save lives and influence health practices in our country and around the world.