The minor in Global Health allows students to develop an interdisciplinary understanding of health issues in a global context. Through a broad inventory of courses, the minor in Global Health provides a solid foundation in, and familiarity with, social determinants of health, epidemiology, environmental health, nutrition, data collection, and evaluation methods.

Students undertaking the Global Health Minor explore the institutional, economic, logistic, legal, social and artistic  challenges facing global health solutions, investigate the health implications of globalization, as well as address issues of social justice and development, which are crucial to understanding the determinants of health issues around the world.

Through completing the Global Health Minor, students will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental issues that affect health equity and healthcare around the world;
  • Use specific discipline-based methodologies (from engineering, political science, public health, etc.) to examine issues of health inequity and perceptions of health;
  • Understand how cultural, social and environmental factors and issues of health equity influence the patterns of disease among people and populations, with particular emphasis on health in low-resource settings for local, regional or international contexts;
  • Enhance their ability to be culturally sensitive, curious, understanding of other cultures and cross-culturally competent.

Faculty associated with the Global Health Minor come from across UCLA from such areas as the College of Letters and Science, the School of Arts and Architecture, the David Geffen School of Medicine, and the Fielding School of Public Health, allowing for a truly multidisciplinary minor. With courses from over forty departments, the minor spans the breadth of the global health field.

For Global Health Minor requirements click here 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GLOBAL HEALTH
FACULTY ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE 2019-20

Michael A. Rodriguez, Chair, Global Health

Victor Agadjanian, Ph.D., International Institute, Sociology
David H. Gere, Ph.D., World Arts and Cultures/Dance
Ippolytos Kalofonos, M.D., Ph.D., International Institute, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Michael F. Lofchie, Ph.D., Political Science
Anne W. Rimoin, Ph.D., Epidemiology
Michael A. Rodriguez, M.D., M.PH., Family Medicine

 

ACADEMIC COUNSELING

Magda Yamamoto, Undergraduate and Graduate Advisor

 

10256 Bunche Hall

Mail Code: 148703

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487

Tel: 310.206.6571

Fax: 310.206.3555

 

Drop-In Hours:

Monday-Friday, 10:00am-12:00PM and 1:00PM-4:00PM

 

Email: undergrads@international.ucla.edu

 

Students: Please include your UID# in all correspondence.

Katie Osterkamp, Undergraduate Advisor

 

10254 Bunche Hall

Mail Code: 148703

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487

Tel: 310.206.6571

Fax: 310.206.3555

 

Drop-In Hours: 

Monday-Friday, 10:00AM-2:00PM

 

Email: undergrads@international.ucla.edu

 

Students: Please include your UID# in all correspondence

Our Students

The Academic Programs offered through the UCLA International Institute allow students to focus on a particular area of study - either a specific geographic area, or a global comparative and issue-oriented approach - through a variety of disciplines across campus. The Institute also offers its own courses taught by core teaching faculty under the following subject areas: African Studies, Global Health, Global Studies, International & Area Studies, International Development Studies, International Migration Studies, and Latin American Studies.

 

B.A. just the starting point for these graduating seniors

Kyilah Terry (B.A., European Studies 2019) is headed to graduate school this fall, while Maria Amaya Morfin (B.A., International Development Studies 2019) is currently preparing for the GRE and grad school applications.
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Two projects win funding at Global Development Lab showcase

The winning projects will provide an Internet connection for Atutur Hospital in Kumi, Uganda, and deliver food and after-school tutoring to unsupervised children in Tijuana, Mexico, respectively.
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International internship: Enabled Children's Initiative

UCLA senior Kawsar Nasir Ahmad did a 10-month internship with the Afghanistan-based Enabled Children's Initiative, an experience that has only solidified her plans to work for Doctors without Borders after she becomes a doctor.
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More Student Stories>>

 

Our Alumni

Alumni of the UCLA International Institute Academic Programs live across the globe, and are involved in a multitude of fields, including the education, government, cultural, nonprofit, health, legal and business sectors and international affairs. Below are a few bios of our alumni.

  

Global Studies graduate wins UCLA Young Alumnus award

Katya Daniel (UCLA 2008) was named 2019 Young Alumnus of the Year at the annual UCLA Alumni Association awards ceremony held June 8, 2019, at the Luskin Conference Center.
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UCLA and an international career were not on his radar screen

The winning projects will provide an Internet connection for Atutur Hospital in Kumi, Uganda, and deliver food and after-school tutoring to unsupervised children in Tijuana, Mexico, respectively.
read more

   

Chasing race car dreams

UCLA senior Kawsar Nasir Ahmad did a 10-month internship with the Afghanistan-based Enabled Children's Initiative, an experience that has only solidified her plans to work for Doctors without Borders after she becomes a doctor.
read more

More Alumni Stories>>

ACADEMIC COUNSELING

New advising services due to COVID-19, learn how to reach us remotely!

Virtual Advising is here! Make an Appointment with Katie (undergrads) or Magda (grads & undergrads). 

Please note, our physical office spaces and phone lines are closed until further notice.


 

Magda Yamamoto

Graduate & Undergraduate Advising

Bunche Hall 10256

idpgrads@international.ucla.edu

Tel: (310) 206-6571

Appointment Hours: 10am-11am & 3pm-4pm

Schedule an Appointment on my Calendar HERE!
Appointments will be conducted via Zoom 

Katie Osterkamp

Undergraduate Advising

Bunche Hall 10254

undergrads@international.ucla.edu

Tel: (310) 206-6571

Appointment Hours: 11am-12pm & 2pm-3pm

 Schedule an Appointment on my Calendar HERE!
Appointments will be conducted via Zoom

 

Mailing Address:

Academic Counselor
UCLA International Institute Academic Programs
Office of Academic Advising
10256 Bunche Hall, Mail Code 148703
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487