Improving health and reducing inequities worldwide



UCSF Global Health Sciences (GHS) is dedicated to improving health and reducing the burden of disease in the world's most vulnerable populations. It integrates UCSF expertise in all of the health, social, and biological sciences, and focuses that expertise on pressing issues in global Health.

We are a world-class interdisciplinary educational, service and research organization that harnesses UCSF’s scientific strengths to train global health leaders of tomorrow and develop solutions to today’s most pressing health challenges. Our faculty, staff and students are on the cutting edge of research, treatment, public health practice and policy development for HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, neglected tropical diseases, immunizations, women’s reproductive and children’s health, and other conditions that have a devastating impact on vulnerable populations both globally and locally. We work in more than 50 countries and partner with academic centers, international organizations, ministries of health, private industries and others to effectively deliver UCSF’s promise of advancing health worldwide.

Founded in 2003 by Haile Debas, MD, GHS is composed of an innovative team of educators, researchers and healthcare professionals working in California and around the world to train global health leaders and build sustainable solutions to improve health and eliminate disease.

Under the direction of Jaime Sepulveda, and reporting directly to the UCSF Chancellor, GHS underscores UCSF’s commitment to global health and to the care of vulnerable populations at home and throughout the world.