The Harvard Global Health Institute is committed to surfacing and addressing broad challenges in public health that affect large populations around the globe. We believe that solutions that will move the dial draw from within and beyond the medicine and public health spheres to encompass design, law, policy, and business. We do that by harnessing the unique breadth of excellence within fields at Harvard and by being a dedicated partner and convener to organizations, governments, scholars, and committed citizens around the globe.
To help deliver this mission, all of HGHI’s work will adhere to 3 strategic principles:
- It will be multi-disciplinary
- It will involve external partners whenever possible
- It will systematically measure impact of its work and change course as needed
HGHI Focus Areas:
- Connect the students, faculty, and thought leaders across the University and its affiliated hospitals who are working in global health, and facilitate the exchange of ideas across disciplines, as well as new projects and collaborations. Encourage impact through conversations, not lectures.
- Enhance the University’s capacity to conduct and disseminate research, particularly on topics that are too complex and interdisciplinary to have a natural home with any one researcher, Department, or Harvard School. Seed and foster ambitious research programs that address some of the biggest challenges facing the globe, such as how climate change is likely to impact the health of the world’s population, how health systems will prepare and manage the world’s aging population, and how technology can be a transformative force for improving health.
- Support and expand creative, collaborative educational efforts in global health. Provide opportunities for students at every level to experience and understand the challenges facing the world’s populations, and consider new ways to address those challenges.
In each of these focus areas, the Harvard Global Health Institute will create and pursue opportunities to convene and connect stakeholders across disciplines, geographies, and sectors.