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Free online courses/lectures

- Global Health eLearning Center: offers courses aimed at increasing knowledge in a variety of global health technical areas in early childhood development, maternal health, infectious diseases, health systems, gender and health, etc.

- Coursera: offers courses from top U.S. universities, including Stanford, in a wide range of topics, spanning the Humanities, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, etc.

- Online courses from top U.S. universities including UC Berkeley available free or at low cost for a certificate.

- Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health offers free online courses:
Courses are available on their OpenCourseWare program, Coursera, and iTunes U

Other Global Health websites and opportunities

UC Berkeley Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases:

UAB Sparkman Center for Global Health:

Burke Family Global Health Faculty Scholars Award:

UCSF Global Health Sciences:

Afya Bora Fellowship in Global Health Leadership:

Fogarty International Center

Information on the Fogarty International Center Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars can be found here.


Read about the research, local life, and other stories past fellows have blogged about!

2015-2016 GHES fellow Prajakta Adsul, Ph.D.
Cervical cancer screening and health disparities using community-based participatory research, Mysore, India.

2014-2015 GHES fellow Dionne Stephen, Ph.D.
Research on dating and sexuality in Mysore, India

2013-2014 GHES fellow Enrique Rojas, Ph.D.
Research on the ecological dynamics of cholera epidemics, Bangladesh.

2012-2014 GHES fellow John Openshaw, Ph.D. 
Research on emerging novel zoonotic infectious agents, Bangladesh.