Founded in 2007, the University of Washington Department of Global Health is committed to preparing the next generation of global health leaders through world-class education and training programs focused on research, evidence-based practice, and policy development. Our alumni work in more than 25 countries across five continents to improve health and eliminate health disparities around the world. We’re proud that our graduates go on to lead ministries of health, direct non-profit organizations, run research labs, develop medical innovations, hold public office, and more.
The Department of Global Health’s mission to improve health for all through research, education, training, and service is exemplified each year by the department’s students, five of whom were recently named the 2020 Outstanding Students in Global Health. The Outstanding Student Awards recognizes Master’s, PhD, and medical students who embody DGH’s mission while creating tangible, positive outcomes in the field of global health.
Home to the world's first PhD program in implementation science, the School of Public Health's DeWorm3 project is turning research into action to interrupt the transmission of intestinal parasitic worms in developing countries.
The Role of Implementation Science Training in Global Health: From the Perspective of Graduates of the Field's First Dedicated Doctoral Program
Students of the University of Washington Department of Global Health's PhD in Metrics and Implementation Science are the first class of global health practitioners to combine the study of effective programming with the science of proper implementation.
Associate Professor Kenny Sherr is this month's School of Public Health Close Up. Read the interview about the purpose and passion behind implementation science, his career path and work in Mozambique, and his leadership of the implementation science emphasis of the PhD in Global Health.
By Brigid Chemweno
NAIROBI: When Dr Peter Cherutich was awarded the 2015 Gilbert S. Omenn Award for Academic Excellence at the University of Washington School of Public Health, he put Kenya on the map for his academic prowess and received a standing ovation after delivering his acceptance speech.
The Deputy Director of Medical Services at the Ministry of Health was undertaking the Doctoral Programme in Global Health: Metrics and Implementation Science at the US based university and he emerged as the sole recipient of the doctorate degree.