Mission, Vision & Core Values

The Center for Global Health was established at the University at Albany School of Public Health in September 2008 by Dean Philip Nasca under the direction of Professor Carol Whittaker. The purpose of the Center for Global Health is to serve as a focal point for international education, research collaborations, and programs.

Our Mission
The Center for Global Health works with partners across the university, in the local community and around the world to create opportunities for faculty and students to engage in academic programs, innovative research, capacity building, and experiential learning. We prepare current and future leaders with the knowledge and skills they need to address critical global health challenges.

Our Vision
Creating a healthier world for all through effective public health practice, a world in which health is acknowledged as a human right, disparities are eliminated, and social justice prevails.

Our Core Values

  • Collaborations and Partnerships: Build and support global collaborations and partnerships with accountability and long-term commitment.
  • Discovery and Inquiry: Nurture the spirit of individual inquiry and discovery by fostering innovative and creative thinking.
  • Excellence and Commitment to Quality: Pursue excellence by following the highest standards of conduct, professional integrity and best practices.
  • Education and Leadership Development: Create global pioneers and leaders in public health research and education by enriching program quality and delivery methods.
  • Impact and Measurable Results: Impact the health of global communities through cutting-edge research, education, public service, outreach and advocacy.
  • Mutual Respect: Treat colleagues in the global community and their diverse values and beliefs with trust, honesty, compassion, equity, and dignity.


Click here to download a copy of our 2016-2020 Center for Global Health Strategic Plan.