Global Health

Our international portfolio of research and implementation addresses sustainable health systems, disease prevention and treatment, training healthcare workers, health and digital solutions, and worldwide health crises such as HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, and maternal morbidity and mortality. Our focus on practical, scalable solutions and our truly global reach make it an invaluable resource for potential partners. Meet some of our experts.

Key Faculty

Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, is director of the Global Health Initiative at the Mailman School of Public Health and the director of ICAP at Columbia University, a global leader in the fight against HIV. ICAP provides technical assistance, supports implementation, and conducts research in more than 30 countries. El-Sadr has led numerous studies that have furthered the understanding of the prevention and management of HIV, TB, and non-communicable diseases. A 2008 MacArthur Foundation Fellow (AKA the “Genius Grant”), she is also a University Professor, Columbia’s highest academic honor. '

Joseph Graziano, PhD, professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Pharmacology, has devoted his research career to understanding the consequences of home and workplace exposure to metals such as lead, mercury and arsenic. (His laboratory developed the oral drug used to treat children with lead poisoning.) His current research is aimed at devising strategies to provide arsenic-free drinking water in South Asia. 

Terry McGovern, JD, currently serves as Harriet and Robert H. Heilbrunn Professor and Chair of the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health and the director of the Program on Global Health Justice and Governance at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health. Her research focuses on health and human rights, sexual and reproductive rights and health, gender justice, and environmental justice. McGovern was instrumental in ensuring that clinical trials include women. 

Rachel T. Moresky, MD, MPH, focuses on developing a data-driven evidence base for best practices in emergency care systems in resource-limited settings around the world. She is an associate professor of Population and Family Health and Medicine. Her clinical, engineering and public health expertise has driven her work in humanitarian assistance, disaster response, and innovative educational and health-systems interventions to strengthen acute care delivery in sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and Eastern Europe.