We have a direct impact on the health of the global population.
We are working to improve global health care by addressing key global health issues ¬– inside and outside of the classroom. We promote the need for global health with our students through classroom environments that promote a global experience and develop cultural sensitivities.
Our faculty is conducting research and putting interventions and solutions into practice to solve current global health issues. Students from across the college are taking advantage of our faculty’s relationships and connections to serve the global health community through practicum and fellowship experiences, extending their Mason education well beyond the classroom. Learn more about one of our students.
HIV and AIDS in Africa
R. Kevin Mallinson, associate professor of nursing, has dedicated his career to improving HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment, and care, focusing on capacity building of health care workers in Sub-Saharan Africa. He recently completed a three-year grant for this work in Swaziland, South Africa, and Lesotho, funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
Mallinson is using his work and experience with HIV and AIDS treatment and prevention to help support cultural immersion experiences for nursing and master of public health students. These students, and future students, gain clinical experiences and conduct projects focused on capacity building and preventing and treating HIV and AIDS. Learn more about Mallinson’s work.