The Center for Global Health

The Center for Global Health proactively engages with a wide range of partners around the world to create educational programs, collaborative research initiatives, and health promotion interventions to help solve today’s most critical global health problems.

Promoting and ensuring good health is vital not just to the growth and stability of individuals and their families. Good health is also vital to the economic growth and social stability of nations and the world as a whole. We believe that working collaboratively across borders and cultures to address today’s global health challenges is an imperative of our time.

We work in close collaboration with our School of Public Health faculty, partner organizations based here in the Capital Region, including the New York State Department of Health, and global partners from around the world to create meaningful learning experiences for our students and to fund innovative collaborative research opportunities and program interventions focused on key global health challenges. The Center also plays a vital role in helping the School’s numerous international students as they integrate into life here at the university and into their new communities

Experiencing Global Health and Bringing the World Within Reach

During a recent Service Learning Trip, our Master of Public Health students collaborated with University of Costa Rica to deliver parasite prevention measures.

University at Albany School of Public Health alumni who were trained under a NIH Fogarty International funded program guided by faculty from the SUNY Downstate Medical Center and the School of Public Health in Albany now use their public health training to lead the International School of Public Health in Tbilisi, Georgia.