General Medical Disciplines Department of Medicine

Global Health

Global health research is a growing field that attempts to capture the health and economic consequences of policies and behaviors that affect the lives of individuals living in resource-limited settings.  Research led through the Center for Innovation in Global Health is dedicated to understanding and reducing health disparities, to strengthening human capital, and to engaging Stanford’s multidisciplinary talents to build global health capacity. Research cuts across multiple disciplines, combining epidemiology, health economics, policy, education, and operations research to understanding the causes of disease and strategies to improve health.


Bendavid in Uganda, 2009

GMD leads a variety of research initiatives in global health:


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