Welcome to
the Department of
Global Health
801 Massachusetts Avenue, Crosstown Building, 3rd Floor
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Your Multidisciplinary Faculty
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Anthropologists
Demographers
Economists
Epidemiologists
Lawyers
Nurses
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Physicians
Policy Analysts
Social Epidemiologists
Sociologists
Writing Specialist
Pharmacist
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(CGHD)
• Conduct policy and program relevant
research that improves health status of
populations
• Serve as advisors to governments,
agencies, and organizations
• Strengthen national capacity to conduct,
analyze and communicate applied research
• Bring the results of field research and
advising into DGH classrooms and activities
• Creates practicum opportunities
• Come to the upcoming CGHD Forums
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Global Health Competencies
In low- and middle-income settings, graduates will be able to:
• Use program and budget management skills to design and
implement health programs
• Apply a multidisciplinary approach to analyze health
systems and institutions involved in financing and
providing preventative and curative health services at the
multilateral, bilateral, national, and community levels
• Integrate information and apply models from
epidemiological, economic, behavioral, and cultural
perspectives to promote social changes required to
improve the health of populations
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Key People to Know
(besides your GH Faculty Advisor…..)
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Taryn Vian, PhD
Associate Professor,
Global Health
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Rich Feeley, JD
Associate Professor and
Department Chair
ad interim,
Global Health
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Jon Simon, D.Sc.
Robert A. Knox Professor
Director, CGHD
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Joe Anzalone
Senior Manager,
Academic Programs
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Travis DiJoseph
Academic Services
Coordinator
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Carey Howard
Academic Programs
Coordinator
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Advising &
Communications
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Navigating the MPH Program
•Check the Concentrators’ Guide
•http://www.bu.edu/ghblast/gh-advising/
•Degree Requirements
o Check Degree Advice on StudentLink
o Travis DiJoseph: routine academic information
o Joe Anzalone: academic/practicum advising
o Rich Feeley: complex issues/career advice
•Course Fair
•Career Goals
oUtilize Career Services
 Jeff Waller: Advises GH concentrators
oConnect with your GH Faculty Advisor
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Infectious &
NonCommunicable
Diseases
Monitoring &
Evaluation and
Research
Methods
Dr. Nancy Scott
Dr. Chris Gill
GH
Emphasis
Areas
Health
Program
Management
Dr. Jim Wolff
(Wolffy)
Lead Faculty
Sex, Sexuality,
Gender and
Health
Dr. Lisa
Messersmith
Managing
Disasters and
Complex
Humanitarian
Emergencies
Dr. Monica
Onyango
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Global Health Mentor Program
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New students connect with a continuing student mentor to
ease the transition into BUSPH and Boston
• You will receive an Eventbrite invitation today to the Meet
your Mentor Mixer
• RSVP if you are interested in participating in the
program
• Meet your Mentor Mixer is Friday, September 19 from
2:15-3:30pm
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The GH Blast: www.bu.edu/ghblast/
GH Blast resources include:
• Events and Presentations of GH
interest:
• at BUSPH
• Elsewhere in Boston
• Academic program information
• Concentrator’s Guide
• Culminating Experience Guide
• Deadlines and Updates
• Practicum Opportunities
• Job Opportunities
If you’re not receiving weekly updates, contact Carey Howard at [email protected]
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Fall 2014 GH Meetings & Events
SPH/MED Meet & Greet
September 8th, 5-6pm at MED School
GH Concentrator’s Meeting: Practicum Poster
Share Fair
September 19th, 12:30-2pm in Crosstown
GH Concentrator’s Meeting: Spring 2015 Course
Fair
October 17th, 12:15-2:00pm in CT460/460A
GH Concentrator’s Meeting: Check-in with the
Chair
November 5th, 5-5:50pm in CT305
GH Concentrator’s Meeting: Culminating
Experience
December 2nd, 1-2pm in L301
Check the GH Blast & Student Insider for more events!
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Practicum &
Special Programs
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Pharmaceuticals Program
… to provide students with the knowledge and expertise to address
pharmaceutical issues from a public health perspective.
Application Process
www.bu.edu/pharm
All students who have been accepted to BUSPH
for the MPH program are eligible to apply.
Information Session Sept 5th at 5pm in L109
Applications due September 17th!
Requirements
12 credits, Pharmaceuticals related practicum, attendance at Seminar
Series
Director: Dr. Chris Gill, Associate Professor (DGH)
Program Manager: Carey Howard
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GH MPH Practicum
• Over 60% go overseas
• 112 hours minimum
• Complete 12 credits prior
to beginning
• Santander Fellowships
available
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Peace Corps/ MPH
Master’s International Program
Earn up to 5 credits while in PC
BUSPH MI’s currently in (update):
Cameroon, Madagascar,
Mozambique, Senegal, South
Africa, Uganda
Meets Practicum Requirement
Contact: Joe Anzalone ([email protected])
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IH707 Kenya: Field Practicum in Public Health
& Environment
Community-based research
• Late May to early July
• 5-weeks, 6-credits
• 25 students from BU & 5
from Kenyan Universities
• Info Session in December
Meets Practicum Requirement
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Philippines Summer Program
Runs late May through mid-August; six credits
Three Components:
• Parasitology Field Course
(UP College of Public Health)
• Community Health Financing
Study Tour (INAM)
• Individual Field Practicum
w/Organization in Philippines
• Information Session in Dec/Jan
Meets Practicum Requirement
Summer Exchange with INSP, Mexico
Runs late May to early August; 6 credits
Components:
• Conduct Public Health Field Assessment in
Mexico, with INSP students
• Spanish Fluency Required
• Spring Semester (Boston) preparation for field
work, under direction of Dr. Veronika Wirtz
• Information Session in
Dec/Jan
Meets Practicum Requirement
Santander Universities
Scholars Program
Funds to grow our International Field Practice Programs:
• Latin America Scholarship (Ten @ $2,500)
• Need-Based Scholarship (Ten @ $4,000)
• Kenya Field Practice Program (Twenty-five @ $3,000)
• Two Applications cycles/year; closing dates:
 Spring practicums: Nov 7, 2014
 Summer and Fall practicums: February 17, 2015
Apply Online
http://www.bu.edu/ghblast/gh-practicum/santander-app/
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Language Resources
Language Link (bu.edu/erc/link/ ): small, informal, conversation groups led
by native and accomplished speakers - 13 languages.
BU Howard Thurman Center Rosetta Stone Program
http://www.bu.edu/thurman/programs/rosetta-stone/
BU African Studies Center (http://www.bu.edu/africa/) offers courses in
several African languages, as well as a certificate program and funding
opportunities
French Cultural Center (http://www.frenchculturalcenter.org/index.cfm)
Boston is a global city: you will find many more opportunities to learn a
language with a little effort!
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Boston-Area University Resources
• Take courses at New England Consortium Schools:
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Tufts University
Boston College
Hebrew College
Brandeis University
Women’s Studies Program at MIT
(Must be graduate level courses and must be pre-approved.)
• Libraries: Countway Medical Library at Harvard
https://www.countway.harvard.edu (All BU Medical Campus students have
access.)
• Boston Library Consortium: Access to a large number of Boston
area libraries (ask a BU Librarian about this)
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Professional Organization Memberships
American Public Health Association - apha.org
Annual Meeting: New Orleans, Nov. 15th-19th 2014
http://www.apha.org/meetings/annual/
Massachusetts Public Health Association mphaweb.org
Student memberships available, including a discounted
membership to both Associations
Global Health Council globalhealth.org
Student Memberships available, (recently revived)
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Student Responsibilities
 Make use of your advising resources
 We all are responsible for creating and maintaining a
respectful environment for learning with integrity
 Make the most out of your time as an MPH student
Grab it for all it’s worth both inside and outside the
classrooms!
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