GHS Education

Educating the next generation of global health leaders is central to the mission of Global Health Sciences (GHS). Guided by the vision of founder Haile Debas and propelled by the widespread interest and enthusiasm of students and trainees, GHS has been a leader in establishing the field of global health sciences as an academic discipline.

We provide interdisciplinary coursework, research training, and invaluable field experiences to our students, and have hundreds of graduates who are addressing critical health challenges around the world. GHS offered the nation’s first global health master’s degree; developed innovative education programs for health professionals, basic scientists, and international scholars; and recently launched a PhD program.

GHS collaborates with faculty in UCSF’s four professional schools (Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Dentistry) and the Graduate Division to teach in our programs, build a global health education network, and foster a global perspective for all UCSF students, residents, fellows, post-docs, and faculty members. GHS also partners with other institutions and international organizations to design education programs for specific needs and locations.

Current programs

Our People

Leadership and Administration

  • Molly Cooke, MD, Director of Education
  • Inez Bailey, MS, Education Programs Manager
  • Rachel Cox, MFA, Communications Specialist & Assistant to Molly Cooke

Faculty and Curriculum Support

  • Madhavi Dandu, MD, MPH, Program Director, MS in Global Health
  • Lisa Thompson, RN, FNP, PhD, Program Director, PhD in Global Health Sciences
  • Alden Blair, MSc, PhD(c), Associate Director, MS in Global Health
  • Elizabeth Fair, PhD, MPH, Associate Director, MS in Global Health
  • Natasha Mehta, MS, Course Assistant, MS in Global Health
  • Anthony Nardone, MS, Course Assistant, MS in Global Health
  • Talita D’Aguiar Rosa, MD, MS, Course Assistant, MS in Global Health
  • Emily Rosenberg, MA, MS, Course Assistant, MS in Global Health
  • Chris Stewart, MD, MA, Principal Investigator, Global Health Leadership

Student Affairs

  • Minerva Lee, Program Assistant, MS in Global Health
  • Thongdam Pathoumthong, MA, Marketing and Admissions Specialist
  • Eva Wong-Moy, Graduate Student Affairs Officer

Our Partners