Indiana University Center for Global Health


Welcome to the IU Center for Global Health

Indiana University (IU) has achieved historic and globally-acclaimed success in global health through partnerships in Kenya, Honduras, Mexico, Botswana, China, the Dominican Republic, Thailand, Liberia, Jamaica and other underserved areas. The Indiana University Center for Global Health works to build upon our international leadership position in this burgeoning field and expand collaborations within our institution and beyond. This approach to furthering the health of underserved populations is based on over 20 years of action and research in this area.

Global Health Annual Report 2017-2018



The IU Center for Global Health develops mutually beneficial partnerships across disciplines, schools and countries for the primary purpose of creating and implementing sustainable programs that improve health and human flourishing in underserved areas worldwide, and preparing a critical mass of health education and health research experts in these communities to become the next generation of local, national and global health leaders.

How We Work

The IU Center for Global Health works to create an environment of trust, collaboration and shared leadership between and among partner departments, institutions and countries along with a high degree of accountability for leading in the service of underserved populations.


1. The IU Center for Global Health will collaboratively develop and implement effective and sustainable health systems, using the approach to care outlined in the Guiding Principles.

2. The IU Center for Global Health will conduct research on factors that are essential to the most effective health systems and delivery of care, as well as the larger, complex conditions that promote and support health and flourishing.

3. The IU Center for Global Health will educate, support and sustain a cadre of local and national health leaders, prepared to continue and expand partnership-founded initiatives in health care, health education, health research and health policy.

4. The IU Center for Global Health will develop the integrated technology infrastructure necessary to support these initiatives.

Statewide Multidisciplinary Collaboration

The Center will expand and support existing multidisciplinary collaboration with a variety of schools, centers and colleagues across the IU campuses, including but not limited to IU School of Medicine, IU School of Dentistry, IU School of Nursing, IU School of Health, Physical Education & Recreation, IUPUI School of Liberal Arts, and IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Additionally, IU School of Optometry, IU School of Education, IU School of Law-Indianapolis, the Center for the Study of Global Change, the Center for International Education and Development Assistance, IUPUI School of Informatics, Regenstrief Institute, IU Center for Bioethics, IUPUIOffice of International Affairs, IUPUI Binational Cross Cultural Health Enhancement Signature Center, IUPUI School of Social Work, and IUSchool of Public Health will participate.