The Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy is centered on the interdisciplinary exploration of health care, health policy, and health science. Through a curriculum that encourages experiential learning, the program enables students to explore a wide range of topics ranging from transnational health problems and social determinants to a concentrated focus on social responses, such as health systems and health policies. Upon completion of the secondary field, GHHP students have learned to actively engage with complex themes from a variety of perspectives, conduct health-related research, and critically think about the full spectrum of health issues, both domestic and global.
Cordeiro Fellowship recipient Aurelio Muzaurieta ’17 was featured recently on Brazil’s national news station, Rede Globo, for his research on Zika in Brazil. Aurelio is a rising senior concentrating in Romance Languages and Literatures with a secondary field in Global Health and Health Policy. He is spending this summer in Brazil, conducting researching about the effectiveness of strategies to control Zika virus as Brazil prepares to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Read more about Cordeiro Fellow Aurelio Muzaurieta ’17 Featured on Brazil National News for Zika Research
Each summer, Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) offers opportunities for students interested in global health to connect classroom knowledge and skills to complex issues in the field. These summer research opportunities and internships range from placements in laboratories and research groups, to field work with hospitals and community health clinics, to office-based internships with NGOS and international organizations. Students also receive funding for internships or research projects they arrange independently. Read more about Meet HGHI's 2016 Summer Fellows