Global Public Health Summer Fellowships
The mission of the UC Berkeley Center for Global Public Health (CGPH) at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health (SPH) is to cultivate global public health education for students on the UC Berkeley campus, and to build public health education capacity in developing countries, through research and education partnerships and programs that leverage the rich and dynamic global public health expertise at UC Berkeley.
CGPH Fellow Alexander Goodell in Burundi CGPH Fellow Grace Lesser in Nepal
Since 2008, via the CGPH Global Health Summer Fellowship Program, CGPH has annually awarded faculty-mentored fellowships to students from UC Berkeley to explore complex global health challenges and gain critical research experience in developing countries. We are committed to funding 10-12 students per year to travel to low-income countries to engage in cutting edge global health research and, since 2013, global health reporting as well. For our fellows at the cusp of their global public health careers, these competitive fellowships have given students an inaugural chance to contribute to cutting edge research under a network of global health mentors and organizations; to engage one-on-one with vulnerable communities to improve population health; and to participate in knowledge-sharing, global health diplomacy, and self-enrichment. For many, it has been a critical stepping stone to their career in global public health.
CGPH Fellow Saira H. Zaidi in Dhaka (Probiotics in Blangladesh Infants)
This year marks the 10th Year Anniversary of this program. In the last decade, the CGPH has sent 91 graduate student fellows to 32 countries. With pilot funds allotted by central Campus funds and generous individual contributions, we have invested $370,000 in sending students to various countries all over the world. Through these experiences, our fellows have been given the invaluable experience to apply classroom-knowledge into real-life global health settings. They have gained diverse tools and skills in overlapping public health areas: infectious disease epidemiology, maternal and child health, health policy and systems, the environmental health sciences/WASH, and global health reporting. Many have been exposed to the importance of cultural competencies, global health diplomacy, and the values of international partnerships—cornerstones of their future careers.
Figure: 91 fellows have travelled to 32 countries
We hope to raise $45,000 for future fellowship cohorts. Help us continue the CGPH Global Health Fellowship Program! With your support we can!