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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.

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.

(photo: Cornell University & Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College Student, Faculty and Staff)

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.

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).

To learn more about the Global Health Program, ask about possible funding opportunities, or to be added to our student list-serve, please contact us at