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
Education, research and service
Dell Medical School Department of Population Health
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 be responsive to population health needs. The Global Health Program currently collaborates with Moi University in Kenya and is currently working on creating partnerships in Mexico.
For Dell Medical School Residents Traveling Abroad
- Residents are classified as "students" during travel abroad and will need to follow processes as other UT students would, including completion of Restricted Regions forms. Visit the Global Risk and Safety website to get started.
- UT Austin’s medical residents who are engaged in educational activities sponsored by the University while outside of the United States are eligible for our Student International Travel Accident and Sickness Insurance coverage.
- If your department is paying for any part of your trip, a Request for Travel Authorization (RTA) is also required.
Learn more about the Global Health Program and the Dell Medical School Division of Global Health.