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Who We Are



who insetThe Emory Global Health Institute was established in September 2006 as part of Emory University’s 2005-2015 strategic plan. Founding the EGHI was a natural evolution for Emory University as it builds on a strong foundation in global health research, training, and scholarship that was laid by the Emory University School of Medicine, the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, the Rollins School of Public Health, the Emory Vaccine Center, and other schools and departments such as anthropology, area studies, biology, chemistry, and theology.

Emory's relationships with prominent public health organizations and agencies also made it an ideal place to launch an academic center focused on improving global health. The University has longstanding, close working relationships with The Carter Center and the Task Force for Global Health, organizations that have formal affiliations with Emory. And Emory's faculty, staff, and students partner routinely with other Atlanta-based health-related organizations such as the American Cancer Society, CARE, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, and the Morehouse School of Medicine.

Our Goals

The primary goals of the Emory Global Health Institute are to:

  1. Develop a strong academic infrastructure in global health at Emory University,
  2. Develop and nurture global health partnerships,
  3. Foster global health research and scholarship, and
  4. Help train the next generation of global health leaders.

How We Work

To meet our goals, EGHI supports a variety of programs that assist faculty members and students across Emory University address global health problems.