Global Health Institute Academy

The Global Health Institute Academy offers a variety of didactic and project-based opportunities for students of all disciplines and backgrounds to turn understanding into action.

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REACH Program

Mohan Tanniru, PhD

Program Director and Professor

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The Global Research, Education and Advocacy for Community Health (REACH) Program is a strategic partnership with a network of institutions in Jordan, Iraq and the U.S. focused on creating awareness to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and antimicrobial drug resistance. Students will engage in a series of lectures and project-based learning in the areas of health sciences and technology integration. Interdisciplinary teams are expected to develop ideas and initiatives to serve their communities. Open to undergraduate students from all majors, participating students have the option of earning two units of Independent Study through their home department or through the College of Public Health. Students will receive certificates of participation from REACH and from the MEZCOPH Global Health Institute.

Program Dates:

Cohort 1: August 23 - October 15, 2021 (Session Full)

Cohort 2: October 25 - December 16, 2021

Cohort 3: February 7 - March 31, 2022

Time Commitment:

2 Hours per week in class; Mondays 8-10 AM

90 Hours Total including Team Project and Final Report

Application Deadline:

Cohort 1: Closed

Cohort 2: Closed

Cohort 3: Closed

Global Population Health

Mohan Tanniru, PhD

Program Director and Professor

Global Population Health is a program for international and domestic students and scholars focused on research, knowledge-sharing, and the education of students and professionals. The goal is to empower citizen populations in preventive care as well as care transition post hospital discharge. Scholars and public health and healthcare professionals will engage in collaborative research, participate in knowledge sharing conferences/forums, and work with students and/or sponsors in several distinct program modules that each span 3 to 4 months on average.

The focus of these programs is to leverage three pillars in support of student learning: interdisciplinary and integrative thinking, experience learning and global understanding.

  • Interdisciplinary and integrative thinking focuses on critical problem-solving skills, such as problem definition or issue identification, analysis and design of solutions using technology when appropriate, and the development of implementation strategies for clients to consider.
  • Experiential learning uses real-world projects defined by external clients and the application of project management principles, such as project planning and documentation, management of specific deliverables at various points in time, oral and written documentation and presentations, and project transition when projects span multiple modules and are managed by different teams.
  • Global understanding calls on students to addressing health and environmental challenges faced by global populations using virtual and global teamwork and overcome time, technology, and cultural differences.

Specifically, the program plans to use three programs: population health projects, global citizenship for sustainability and health, and population health in the digital age. Under the leadership and guidance of Professor Mohan Tanniru, all these programs use projects provided by external client organizations, with each project clearly defined for exploration, evaluation, and possible deployment in the citizen/patient ecosystem.

Program Focus

Population health projects

Global citizenship for sustainability and health

Population health in the digital age

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