Category: Global Health Studies

Managing Global Health Challenges: Cultural Competency and Health Disparities

Dr. Sonja Boone, the chief medical officer of Alegis Care, spoke to more than 20 students about cultural competency and health disparities in the United States in Annenberg Monday, February 8th, as part of Professor Michael Diamond’s “Managing Global Health Challenges” course. Boone opened the lecture by breaking down the factors that influence doctor-patient relations,

Global Development Roundtable: Cultural Competency

At the Buffet Institute on Thursday night, students of all disciplines came together to discuss issues of cultural competency in international aid and research. The roundtable discussion— organized by Engineering World Health, Engineers Without Borders, and Global Brigades—provided the opportunity for both undergraduate students and professors to share their experiences and opinions on the matter.

Jeffrey Sachs: SDGs and the Path to Universal Healthcare Coverage

We live in a dangerous world, according to Jeffrey D. Sachs, with “horrific” terrorism attacks such as those in Paris and Beirut challenging our trust in humanity. However, it is in these moments when the world must come together in solidarity and peace, as 150 world leaders are converging in Paris for the next two

Working Toward Positive Change — A Global Health Alumna Interview with Grace Galloway (WCAS 2013)

Grace Galloway, WCAS ’13 Major: Psychology Minors: Global Health, English Grace Galloway has always known that she wanted to work internationally, to join the fight to make the world a better and more equal place. However, she said it wasn’t until she studied abroad through the International Program Development office’s Public Health in Uganda program

Radulovacki Global Health Research Fellows Anna Rietti and Petrina LaFaire And Health Care For All

This summer, Anna Rietti and Petrina LaFaire traveled to Cape Town, South Africa to research whether noise levels harmed infant health at a local hospital as part of the Radulovacki Global Health Research Fellowship, which helps fund student research. Tell us about your project. What inspired your work? For 10 years, students from Northwestern University enrolled in the University