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About the Program

Engage in collaborative, transnational research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide.

This advanced degree is an innovative, multi-institutional program jointly offered by the UAB Heersink School of Medicine and the UAB School of Public Health. Collaborations amongst the Sparkman Center for Global Health, the Mary Heersink Institute for Global Health, the Global Health Consortium, and other international partners make this a truly global program. You’ll learn from an array of elective courses on maternal child health, international partnerships and policy, and health equity; plus, you’ll have opportunities for hands-on learning through cutting-edge global health research and practice. Finally, you can choose between two program formats: a 36-credit hour Scholarly Project Track or a 38-credit hour Thesis Track. The scholarly project is built within the curriculum track, while the thesis track allows for more time one-on-one with an established researcher.

Delivery Methods


This program delivers most of its content via on-campus, in-person meetings.

100% Online

This program can be taken completely online.

Program Directors

Meredith Gartin, PhD
Matt Heimann, MD

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