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The new minor in Global Health offered through the UCLA International Institute starting in fall of 2015 is built upon a growing interest at UCLA for global health academic coursework and training, and the foundation in global health education established by the UCLA Blum Center's Poverty and Health in Latin America cluster course. UCLA Blum Center Director Michael Rodriguez, MD, MPH, serves as Chair of the Global Health Faculty Committee for 2015-16, and the faculty leadership of the Global Health minor reflects interdisciplinary collaboration across campus: Family Medicine, Health Policy and Management, Political Science, and World Arts and Cultures/Dance.

The minor in Global Health allows students to develop an interdisciplinary understanding of health issues in a global context. Through a broad inventory of courses, the minor in Global Health provides a solid foundation in, and familiarity with, social determinants of health, epidemiology, environmental health, nutrition, data collection, and evaluation methods. Students undertaking the Global Health minor explore the institutional, economic, logistic, legal, and social challenges facing global health solutions, investigate the health implications of globalization, as well as address issues of social justice and development, which are crucial to understanding the determinants of health issues around the world. 

For more information about the Global Health minor, visit the website or contact Magda Yamamoto, Academic Counselor, UCLA International Institute Academic Programs at