Department Overview

The Hubert Department of Global Health (HDGH) seeks to improve health services and delivery systems around the world through innovative research, excellence in teaching, and engaged service. With this mission, the global health department offers an ideal opportunity for students passionate about learning public health through a global lens.


  • HDGH OVERVIEW WEBINAR: "Virtual Coffee Chat with current GH students" (Date delivered: April, 2019). Participants: four current GH students Jacob Clemente, Shanaika Grandoit, Maddison Hall, Sukyi Naing


Collaboration is a key component to our program. Our diverse faculty and students work closely with local and international organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Gates Foundation, the Global Health Institute, as well as various others, to remove public health inequities and improve public health around the world. Learn about Rollins' research centers 


Among the Rollins School of Public Health’s 169 full-time faculty, 46 hold primary appointments in the Hubert Department of Global Health. Our primary faculty are complemented by 46 jointly appointed faculty (with other departments at RSPH, Emory Medical School, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and other schools in the University) and more than 100 adjunct faculty (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, CARE, and others). Our faculty have been recognized with numerous national and international teaching, research, and service awards.

 Notable National Awards: 

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Our department hosts the Humphrey Fellowship program. Humphrey fellows are mid-career professionals from developing countries who are selected for their leadership potential. Additional international fellows are funded by the Foege, Fulbright, CDC, King Abdullah, and Muskie Programs.

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Degree Offerings

The master of public health (MPH) degree in global health provides students with applied public health training in a global context. This program is offered in both a traditional, 24-month format and an accelerated, 3-semester format (Fall, Spring and Summer).

All students enrolled in the traditional MPH choose a concentration in

Infectious Disease (ID);

Community Health Development (CHD);

Public Health Nutrition (PHN); or

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Population Studies (SRP). 

Customized Learning

To personalize and strengthen their training, students in global health have the flexibility to take elective courses at Rollins, or in some cases, from other graduate programs within Emory University or other Atlanta Universities. Also, many of our students decide to enhance their degree with a certificate in one of nine specialized areas. Our certificate program provides students with the opportunity to build their expertise in pressing public health issues (including human rights, mental health, complex humanitarian emergencies, maternal and child health, socio-contextual determinants and more) through course work, an applied practice experience, and a culminating experience tailored to their area of focus.



Graduates of the program find employment abroad with international and bilateral agencies, government departments, nongovernmental organizations, and research and academic institutions. Many also work with US-based organizations concerned with global issues. Some graduates go into clinical fields and others go on to pursue a doctoral degree.      

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For answers to specific questions about our degree programs, please contact the Associate Directors of Academic Programs (ADAPs).

ADAP, Theresa Nash (L-Z)

Phone: (404) 727 5724


ADAP, Theresa Nash (L-Z)

ADAP, Flavia Traven (A-K)

Phone: (404) 712 8110


ADAP, Flavia Traven (A-K)