UC Global Health Institute

The UC Global Health Institute (UCGHI) is a UC-wide initiative that stimulates, nurtures, and promotes global health research, education, and collaboration to advance the University’s global health agenda.


Advances in Global Health: A Q&A with Editor-in-Chief Craig Cohen

UC Press checks in with Editor-in-Chief Craig Cohen on the vision and aims guiding the new open-access global health journal.

3 UCSF faculty named to Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have announced the establishment of a coronavirus advisory board, a panel of public health and scientific experts that will include three UCSF faculty members.

Development and validation of a person-centered abortion scale in Kenya

UCGHI Deputy Director Sun Cotter, MPH co-authored a manuscript with UCSF and UCLA co-authors on a person-centered abortion care scale in Kenya.

GloCal applications for 2021-2022 fellowships are now open

Now accepting applications for its 2021-22 program, the UCGHI GloCal Health Fellowship is recruiting US doctoral students, professional students, postdoctoral fellows and foreign postdoctoral fellows from affiliated international sites in low-and middle-income countries. Application deadline: Nov. 2, 2020.

2020 Election Series: The next president needs to think globally about COVID-19

UCGHI Director, Tom Coates, new piece released (Oct. 13) featured in Pacific Council on International Policy Magazine on multilateral health collaborations will provide a clear roadmap for COVID-19. 

"Learning from the Past and Working in the Present to Create an Antiracist Future for Academic Medicine"

Executive Vice President, Carrie Byington, MD, FAAP, FIDSA and colleagues identify individual, institutional, and community actions to create an antiracist future for academic medicine published in Academic Medicine Journal.

UC Riverside is the first UC campus to teach the Cahuilla language

Cahuilla, the language of Southern California Cahuilla Indian Nations, is offered by the Department of Comparative Literature & Languages at UC Riverside.

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health researchers awarded funding for work to reduce gun-related intimate partner homicides

Led by UCGHI Women’s Health, Gender and Empowerment Center of Expertise Deputy Director, Dr. Jennifer Wagman, researchers from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health have received funding for work to reduce gun-related intimate partner homicides in Los Angeles.

Rethinking Wildfire | Cultural burning and the art of not fighting fire

For thousands of years, Native Americans in what is now California and across the West treated and nurtured fire like the natural resource it is through the practice of cultural burning.

All nine UC undergraduate campuses rank among the nation’s top 40 public universities, top 100 of all schools

In addition to all undergraduate campuses making the national top 100, UC also took four of the top 5 spots for social mobility.

Structural Racism, Lack of Hospital Access Leads to Higher Rates of Severe Maternal Morbidity for Black and Native American Women

New UC Berkeley School of Public Health and Stanford University School of Medicine study has determined that higher severe maternal morbidity rates for Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, and mixed-race women may be reduced if they had delivered in the same hospitals as non-Hispanic White women. 

Comparing face coverings in controlling expired particles

UC Davis researchers show laboratory tests of surgical and N95 masks that they do cut down the amount of aerosolized particles emitted during breathing, talking and coughing. 

International Institute webinar series focuses on global BLM conversation

The UCLA International Institute's “Black Lives Matter: Global Perspectives ” webinar series will draw connections among unique, but interlinked, anti-racist struggles in the context of the global histories of colonialism, imperialism and internationalism.

How UCR became a national leader in enrolling Chicanx/Latinx students

UC Riverside's Chicanx/Latinx population growth over the last half century has been driven by students.

Do masks provide a just-right amount of COVID‑19?

UCSF infectious diseases expert explores the idea that one of the benefits of masks may be that they provide exposure to enough coronavirus to build immunity.

Past wildfires offer future roadmap for forest management’s effects on water

New UC Merced research from the Sierra Nevada Research Institute (SNRI)  provides a method to monetize the water-related benefits of forest thinning.

UCSD and SDSU awarded $10M to bring COVID-19 testing to underserved communities

UC San Diego plans to deliver COVID-19 tests to regions that have been hit hard by the pandemic.