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Global Health Program

A collaboration between Dell Medical School’s Department of Population Health and Texas Global, UT Austin’s Global Health Program tackles the world’s toughest health challenges.

At a Glance


Faculty, Dell Medical students, and Dell Medical residents


Population Health

Program Features:

Education, research and service


Dell Medical School Department of Population Health


Sarayu Adeni
Global Health Program Coordinator

About the Global Health Program

The practice of global health embodies the principles of population health, taking responsibility for the health of whole communities and working to prevent disease by addressing the social injustices at the root of health inequities. Our multidisciplinary Global Health Program leverages trifold channels of education, research and service to cultivate 21st century leaders, improve overall health outcomes, and promote health equity for vulnerable populations in Central Texas and globally.

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Global Health on the Front Lines

Our groundbreaking elective brings together Dell Medical faculty and medical students via virtual learning and local pandemic response placements, jointly addressing knowledge gaps and workforce needs during a real-time global health crisis.

While supporting faculty and Austin community initiatives with COVID-19 contact tracing, triage and information management, medical students participate in community education and interdisciplinary capstone projects. They examine current and past lessons on the coronavirus and pandemic response and build international case studies that dive into COVID-19's context around the world.

Download and explore content from the students' spring 2020 virtual presentations.

Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH)

The Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) is a global health partnership model that leverages the inherent power of academic medical centers to respond to health needs of local and regional populations. The Global Health Program currently collaborates with Moi University in Kenya and the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla in Mexico.

For Dell Medical School Residents Traveling Abroad

Learn more about the Global Health Program and the Dell Medical School Division of Global Health.