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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.

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

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).

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

Jeanne Moseley
B36D Kinzelberg Hall

Kieu Anh Phan
Global and Public Health Fellow
B36 Kinzelberg Hall