The UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences is dedicated to improving health and reducing the burden of disease in the world’s most vulnerable populations.
Since our founding, we have sought to be a pioneer and innovator in academic global health, with a deep commitment to improving the health of marginalized communities.
To improve health and reduce inequities locally and globally.
We solve global health problems so that people can live healthy, productive lives by:
- Applying high-quality scientific evidence to inform health policies and practices
- Training future leaders in global health
- Building the capacity of our implementing partners
Learn about our seven centers of research and implementation excellence.
Meet our 370+ employees working in 50 countries.
We began as the Institute for Global Health in 1999 when Haile T. Debas, MD, and Edward Penhoet, PhD, established a joint Institute and recruited Richard Feachem, KBE, PhD, DSc, as the director.
Explore opportunities in global health at IGHS and our partner organizations.
Email, call or visit our office at Mission Hall.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
IGHS aspires to build a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty, student and staff community that reflects the partners and communities we collaborate with globally. Learn about the IGHS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.
Community and Wellbeing
IGHS aspires to facilitate opportunities for IGHS faculty and staff to engage with one another in activities that build community, enhance wellbeing and mitigate burnout. Learn about the IGHS Committee for Community and Wellbeing.