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The Global Health faculty have generated external research and practice funding for the Division of Public Health or for partner organizations and collaborate on various proposals. Sources include USAID, Rotary International, private foundations and donors, and internal seed funds, such as Health Studies funds, 1U4U, and ERDC (Education Resource and Development Committee), and GLAD (Global Learning Across the Disciplines).


Global Health education and research interests are listed below and generally encompass the breadth of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, general capacity building, and specific global health topics.

    • WASH – Water Sanitation and Hygiene/Environmental Health
    • Gender Fairness
    • Community Health/Field epidemiology
    • Health System Strengthening/workforce development
    • Partnership development/Collaborative leadership
    • Health Education and Behavior Change communication
    • Reproductive Health
    • Cancer Epidemiology
    • Disaster Preparedness


Global Partnerships – Community engagement is a pre-requisite of global education and research. Division of Public Health (DPH) has formal and informal community engagement relationships. Formal partnerships are relationships with the Division of Public Health, or the University of Utah, with substantive DPH involvement, that have written agreements, such as Memoranda of Agreement, or Memoranda of Understanding, and a proven commitment to an ongoing scholarly relationship.

Formal Collaborations (Academic and Community Partners)

    • Barekuma Collaborative Community Development Project Collaborative (BCCDP) – Ghana
      • Partners:
      • Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Kumasi, Ghana
      • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana
      • Communities of the Barekese Sub-District
      • University of Utah
    • Bassi Pathana Community Collaborative Development Project Collaborative (BPCCDP) – India
      • Partners:
      • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research-School of Public Health (PGIMER-SPH)
      • Mehar Baba Charitable Trust (MBCT)
      • Communities of Bassi Pathana
      • University of Utah