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Summer Field Experience Spotlight: South Africa to Argentina, GH Students Complete Field Experience with CFHI Program

Two UC San Diego Global Health students returned from the field this summer after completing their Field Experience with Child Family Health International (CFHI) , a non-profit organization that provides students the unique opportunity of global health education, international exposure, and a rich-immersed learning setting.  Students truly learn about the Global Health challenges of their chosen setting while living in their community. 

Two Global Health students share their experience…

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Students for Global Health – Get Involved this Fall!

The Students for Global Health organization welcomes any UCSD undergraduate student interested in international health and wellness.

Our mission is to encourage any student passionate about these issues to explore ways to give back to the UCSD community and beyond through their education and future careers. To do that, S4GH helps foster communication and ongoing partnerships between UCSD student organizations and the larger community.

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Fall Quarterly Conversations in Global Health – November 2nd – Health Inequalities from a Gender Perspective

The UC San Diego Global Health Program, Students for Global Health and the Global Forum are proud to bring you the Quarterly Conversations series, an opportunity for the Global Health community to come together to discuss relevant issues in the field from an interdisciplinary perspective and increase community interaction at UC San Diego.

Join us Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at the Great Hall, UC San Diego for Fall Quarterly Conversations in Global Health.

Opening reception begins at 3:00pm.

Topic: Health Inequalities from a Gender Perspective

Learn from leading experts about gender inequalities that exist when it comes to health.


Special thank you to event co-sponsors:


Global Health Institute

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Center on Gender Equity and Health

According to the World Health Organization, “Gender inequality limits access to quality health services and contributes to avoidable morbidity and mortality rates in women and men throughout the life-course.”  By inviting Global Health professionals to speak on this topic, our event seeks to stir discussion on the barriers and limitations to individual health that arise in relation to gender.

These biases and barriers encourages failure in recognizing women and gender-nonconforming people. This could lead to significant lack of research on their status with various diseases, leading to “sleeper” issues that may otherwise have been prevented.



  • Jennifer A. Wagman, PhD, MHS, UC San Diego Assistant Professor in the Division of Global Public Health at Department of Medicine and an active faculty member with UCSD’s Center on Gender Equity and Health. She also serves as the Deputy Director of the UC Global Health Institute’s Center of Expertise on Women’s Health, Gender, and Empowerment. For the past 17 years Dr. Wagman has collaborated with the Rakai Health Sciences Program to examine the relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV), reproductive health and HIV infection in rural Uganda.
  • Nora Vargas, Vice President of Community Engagement, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest
  • Kenyatta Parker, HIV Planning Group Support Staff, HIV, STD & Hepatitis Branch, County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency
  • Erin Falvey, PhD, Executive Director, Christie’s Place

If you would like to receive emails on upcoming Global Health Events, please join our listserv.

The views expressed at this event do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsors or UC San Diego. As a public university, UC San Diego is dedicated to the dissemination of information and ideas as protected by the first amendment.

Contact for additional information regarding co-sponsorship.

Message and Advice from GHP Student Rep, Ashley Emuka

Welcome back, Tritons! I’m Ashley Emuka, your Global Health Student Representative and I would like to share some advice with you for the year.

As the new school year debuts, it is time to dive in to our global health work once again. As we gear  up to think of new innovative ways to solve population-based health inequities, it is imperative to remember the four challenges from Dr. Brandon Kohrt, M.D. Ph.D, last years keynote speaker at the Annual Horizons of Global Health Research Symposium.

The theme was global mental health and Dr. Kohrt taught four lessons that we can take away from his presentation and reflect back on during this 2016-2017 academic year.

  1. Put in work to improve cultural competency in global mental health
  2. Find ways to compensate for sustainable growth and support for global mental health
  3. Promote compassion and empathy for strong global mental health work
  4. Take care of yourself to better take care of others

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Global Health New Student Guide

Congratulations on pursuing a major in the field of Global Health at UC San Diego!

Watch the Welcome Message from Global Health Program, Dr. Thomas Csordas:

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Julia Herskovic shares her experience as a Nutrition Intern at Feeding America San Diego

Julia Herskovic, a third year student who is a Physiology and Neuroscience major and a Global Health minor, spent six months interning at one of our local food banks, Feeding America San Diego (FASD), which aims to provide healthy food to low income families in the community.

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Spring Quarterly Conversation in Global Health Recap

Spring Quarterly Conversation in Global Health

Refugee Health

Monday May 16th, 2016

We had yet another very successful Quarterly Conversation in Global Health on Monday, May 16th on the Topic of Refugee Health!

Dr. Claire Edington, PhD and Assistant Professor of History, and Brittany Wright, Global Health Academic Advisor who was presented with an award of recognition from Students for Global Health.

Claire Edington, PhD Assistant Professor in the Department of History and event emcee, opened the event with a thank you to all of the co-sponsors: the Global Health Institute and Program, the community and student organizations who helped to put together the event, the Planning Committee from the UCSD Students for Global Health and Brittany Wright, the Students for Global Health advisor.

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UCSD Student Celia Breuer’s Firsthand Account of her Success at the Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting


Celia Breuer shares her experience attending the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGHIU), a meeting where students, university representatives, topic experts, and celebrities come together to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges.Students create their own Commitments to Action that address issues on campus, in local communities, or around the world. Since 2008, students have made more than 6,250 commitments, and nearly $3 million in funding has been awarded to these commitment-makers through the Clinton Global Initiative University. Celia Breuer is one of the fine young students who received a fellowship from this prestigious event.

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Faculty Spotlight: An Interview with Professor Claire Edington (HILD 30)

by Celia Breuer, Global Health Major

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