Center for Global Health

Global health challenges are some of the most difficult we face. The Center for Global Health (CGH) in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) advances innovative approaches to understand and address health as a critical and complex part of the broader human condition.

The center, under the leadership of Director Amber Wutich, integrates cutting-edge methods and theories from the social and life sciences, including such fields as medical anthropology, mathematical epidemiology, genetics, history, human biology, sociology and geography. These tools are used to question the most basic assumptions about why people get sick and what should be done about it.

The mission of the center is to imagine and test better models for how scientists and scholars can work with communities across the globe to develop and sustain projects and partnerships that result in meaningful and sustainable health improvements that can transcend political, social and geographic boundaries.