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Transcript of Global Health
“The science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals." Winslow, 1920
Public Health in China
Name: Peter Jang
Major: Biological Sciences
Minor: Global Health Studies
Hometown: Henderson, NV
Definition of Global Health.
Definition of Public Health.
Importance of Public Health.
Relationship between Public Health and Global Health.
How you can learn more about this through Global Health Minor
"Global health is the health of populations in a global context and transcends the perspectives and concerns of individual nations"
Brown (American Journal of Public Health)
Global Health issues transcends borders.
Burden of non-communicable diseases
Global Health involves international cooperation
Global Health seeks to bring health equity to all nations
Global Health utilizes various methods of prevention and clinical care
“What we as a society do to assure the conditions in which people can be healthy” (IOM, 1988)
“Society’s role in monitoring and achieving good health and quality of life” (ASPH, 2006)
Public Health is about specific communities and countries
Public Health focuses mostly on prevention
Public Health is about the big picture
How are Global Health and Public Health Related?
Global health is a global perspective on public health
Global Health Minor
Global Health is an interdisciplinary minor.
The minor provides students with a strong foundation from which to think critically about global health challenges and practices while exploring various core fields of global health such as infectious disease, bioethics, or mental health.
Take classes within departments of Anthropology, Biology, Business, Engineering, Communications, Economics, Gender Studies, History, International Studies, Journalism, Linguistics, Philosophy, Political Science, Social Policy, and Sociology
Courses I have taken
Introduction to Public Health
Instructor: Rebecca Wurtz MD, MPH
Introduction to Epidemiology
Instructor: Rowland Chang MD, MPH
International Public Health
Instructor: William R. Leonard Ph.D, Director of Global Health Studies
Public Health in Cuba (Summer)
Study Abroad Requirement: International Public Health Experience
Public Health in Chile (Summer)
Public Health in China (Summer)
Public Health in Europe (Fall)
Public Health in Israel (Spring)
Public Health and Development of South Africa (Spring)
Global Healthcare Technologies (Winter)
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Field Research in Public Health at Tanzania (Summer)