Ali Mokdad Named Chief Strategy Officer for Population Health Initiative

By Jackson Holtz / UW News

Ali Mokdad has been named the chief strategy officer for Population Health at the University of Washington, President Ana Mari Cauce announced today. In this new role he will be responsible for collaboratively setting and executing the UW’s vision and strategy for the Population Health Initiative, a 25-year effort to create a world where all people can live healthier and more fulfilling lives.

Congratulations, 2018 Graduates!

On Thursday, June 7, 2018, the Department of Global Health celebrated our 11th graduation since our founding in 2007. Over 140 students received degrees and certificates, including 3 graduates of the PhD programs, 53 graduates of the MPH program, 43 undergraduates with a Minor in Global Health, 17 graduates of the medical school on the Global Health Pathway, 8 Post-Bachelor Fellows, and 13 students that received a graduate certificate in Global Health.

Can lay people provide mental health care in Kenya?

By Duke University 

The majority of the world’s population lives in low-income countries with extremely limited access to mental health care. This gap is largest in African nations, which have the world’s lowest ratio of mental health professionals: just 1.4 per 100,000 people.

For more than a decade, researchers have been exploring ways to close that gap for nearly 50 million orphans in Africa who are grieving the loss of one or both parents. HIV/AIDS and respiratory infections are the leading cause of death.

Thirty-five outstanding UW Students Receive Global Travel Fellowships in 2018

The Department of Global Health awarded 35 international travel fellowships this spring to support the projects and research of graduate and professional students and medical residents at UW for the next academic year. Thirty-five students from varied disciplines across the University, including global health, nursing, epidemiology, medicine, anthropology, psychology, and pharmacy, will travel to  seventeen countries pursuing fieldwork experience.

OP-ED: Dear UW Faculty: VOTE. This one really matters.

The faculty senate is currently voting on an amendment to the UW Faculty Code mandating the consideration of faculty contributions to promote diversity and equal opportunity as part of the promotion and tenure process. This means that along with the typical considerations of research, teaching and service, activities to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion will also be considered as meritorious activities worthy of assessment, but will not be required components.

Advancing Access, Opportunity, and Justice for All: UW’s Endowed Fellowship for Global Health Excellence, Equity, and Impact

May 21 is World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, a day for people around the globe to celebrate diversity in their own contexts, whether locally or globally. To mark the day, UW Department of Global Health (DGH) highlights the views and experiences of UW students who are recipients of the Endowed Fellowship for Global Health Excellence, Equity and Impact and some ways that we can all get involved in promoting diversity at UW.