This fall, the Department of Global Health is proud to welcome 53 new graduate students into our community. Of the 53 students, seven will begin in the Pathobiology PhD program, six will commence in the Doctorate of Global Health Leadership and Practice (DrGH) program, eight will begin their studies the PhD in Global Health Metrics and Implementation Science program, and 32 will start in the Master of Global Health program.
Keeping true to our global nature, our student population comes to us from all across the globe. Approximately 60% of new students come from countries outside of the United States. This year’s incoming class is the most diverse class yet with international students representing 21 countries. New student home countries are: Argentina, Bangladesh, Cameroon, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, East Timor, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Togo, United States, and Uganda.
This new cohort of students will examine and tackle the newest complexities in global health in support of the department’s pursuit of #HealthForAll.
The UW Department of Global Health is world-renowned for its ground-breaking discoveries, research methodologies, and education and training programs. Our network of nearly 1,500 alumni from more than 30 countries are making meaningful impacts to global health through multilateral and bilateral agencies including WHO, UNAIDS, and CDC; non-governmental organizations including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH, and Partners in Health; ministries of health; and local organizations worldwide. DGH’s alumni include 4 ministers of health in countries in Africa and South America.