Improving the Health and Well-Being of All

Launch your Public Health Career Near the Heart of the Nation’s Capital

Department of Global and Community Health

The Department of Global and Community Health prepares students to protect and improve the health and well-being of individuals, families, communities, and populations—locally and globally. Our alumni work in governmental and non-governmental health and social service agencies, voluntary health organizations, health care systems, and the private sector helping to solve the most pressing population and global health challenges.

Improving the Health of Populations

  • Work on programs and policies to stop current and emerging public health problems
  • Advocate to achieve health equity for populations around the globe
  • Collaborate with faculty on original health research
  • Build your network of global, community, and public health leaders
  • Develop integrated solutions to address social determinates of health

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Community Health

Improve the health and well-being of our communities.

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Apply epidemiologic techniques to solve public health problems.

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International Health Team

Global Health

Prepare and respond to emerging global health challenges.

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Public Health Practice

Implement evidenced-based public health programs.

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Health Policy

Engage in health policy improvement at the local, state, and national levels.

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Health Communication

Create social change using communication and social marketing strategies.

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Meet our Alumni

Hear from our alumni why GCH should be a part of your career pathway.

Victor Lopez

Victor Lopez
BS '14


Applicants for 2017-2018 come from 34 states and 9 countries.