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The Division of Nutritional Sciences Global Health Program offers students from any field of study the opportunity to explore and apply global health knowledge through experiential learning. The program is directed by Jeanne Moseley with the support and guidance of a Global and Public Health Fellow, a Global Health Student Advisory Board and faculty from across colleges and departments, representing diverse disciplines related to global health.

We define global health as research, service, and training that address health problems that transcend national boundaries and disproportionately affect the resource-poor. Our mission is to engage new researchers and practitioners in the field of global health and to establish new and unique relationships that foster a multidisciplinary approach to understanding and solving global health problems.

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One of my aspirations as an instructor, advisor and a mentor at Cornell is to challenge students to view the world with “new eyes” and to discover meaning and purpose in their academic and extracurricular pursuits.  As students engage in experiential learning in diverse locales, build new relationships across cultures and come face to face with many of the complex global and public health issues that they learn about in the classroom, it is my hope that they will integrate and deepen their learning to become more ethical, active and informed citizens in a global community.  

Jeanne Moseley
Director of the Global Health Program

Through course-based and experiential learning opportunities on Cornell's Ithaca campus and beyond, our program also supports the major in Global Public Health Sciences and the minor in Global Health . Our Global Health Partnerships and Summer Programs in India, Tanzania and Zambia engage students in a variety of opportunities ranging from health policy research, service placements, internships, and more. As a part of our collaborations, we also bring visiting faculty and scholars to Cornell, creating unique cross cultural and multidisciplinary learning experiences.

Through engagement in the Global Health Program, students will be able to:

  • Analyze global health problems, issues and controversies using multiple disciplinary perspectives and conceptual frameworks,
  • Integrate knowledge from academic study and experiential learning toward being active and informed citizens in a global community,
  • Demonstrate the capacity to critically reflect on one's own values, ethics, assumptions and actions in the context of cultures, collaborations and institutions,
  • Demonstrate the capacity to collaborate across differences (e.g. cultural, social, personal, economic, values, religious).

Student Funding

We offer several opportunities for students to receive funding to finance their global health experiences.

*Disclaimer: Keep in mind that external funding opportunities are available throughout the University and beyond, however each student is solely responsible for finding them.

We do offer limited funding through travel awards granted by the Cornell Global Health Program, especially for those pursuing the Cornell Global Health Programs. These awards are distributed as needs-based awards, if you believe you may be eligible feel free to contact anyone on the Global Health team.

See list of possible funding sources for participating in the Global Health Program

Global Health at Weill Cornell Medical College
Weill Cornell Medical College has recently launched a Center for Global Health based in the Department of Medicine. The Center stands on the pillars of the WCMC's major international programs in Haiti, Brazil, and Tanzania, and welcomes the participation of students and faculty from both Ithaca and NY who are dedicated to addressing issues of global health inequality.

Office of Global Learning
The Office of global Learning invites you to spend a semester or an academic year of study abroad worldwide - in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, or Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) - as an integral part of your Cornell undergraduate degree.

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies
The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies catalyses and supports research, teaching and outreach activities that advance international studies at Cornell, in order to contribute to our knowledge of the world.

Institute for African Development
The Institute for African Development (IAD) is focused on Cornell University’s interests, research, and outreach in the study of Africa. It also seeks to expand the depth and quality of the teaching on Africa within the University community, and to build a faculty and student constituency that is knowledgeable about issues of African development. The IAD is an area program under the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.

Peace Corps at Cornell University
There is a campus Peace Corps coordinator available for students and community members around the Ithaca area. Anyone who has questions about Peace Corps, the application process, volunteer life, available programs, including the Master's International Program, etc. are encouraged to contact the campus recruiter.

International Affairs
Promoting a university culture built on the concept that global is who we are, how we think, what we do.

Cornell University Public Service Center
The Cornell Public Service Center is committed to expand service-learning opportunities on campus. Service-learning is an experiential education approach that links academic learning with meaningful community service activities, personal growth, and social awareness and responsibility.

Engaged Cornell
Engaged Cornell seeks to build off Cornell's accomplishments in the area of engagement, and endeavors to play a key leadership role in helping the university shape and realize its visions for the 21st century engaged student, scholar and institute of higher education.

Fulbright Program
The Fulbright Program of the US Department of State is administered on the Cornell campus by the Mario Einaudi Center's Fulbright Adviser. These grants for study or research abroad are awarded on a nationally competitive basis to US citizens who are graduate students or will have earned the bachelor's degree prior to September of the year for which the grant is being awarded. Over 150 countries worldwide participate in the Fulbright Program.

Get To Know Us

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Student Involvement Makes a Difference

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To learn more about the Global Health Program or to be added to our list-serve, please contact us at DNSGlobalHealth@cornell.edu.

Jeanne Moseley
Director
B36D Kinzelberg Hall
jmm298@cornell.edu

Mia Haller
Global and Public Health Fellow
B36 Kinzelberg Hall
mah423@cornell.edu