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Institute for Excellence in Health Equity Research Pillar Section for Global Health

Section for Global Health

NYU Langone’s Section for Global Health in the Institute for Excellence in Health Equity aims to generate equitable and improved health outcomes for individuals and populations around the world. Populations globally face significant structural challenges that have major impacts on health and wellbeing, including climate change, discrimination, water supply, food quality, built environments, institutionalized inequities, and inadequate implementation of evidence-based policies and programs.

We aim to address these issues by conducting innovative and groundbreaking research, as well as building capacity worldwide. In addition, we work with policymakers and program implementers around the world to improve population health and reduce disease burden across the entire life course.

We focus on the science of discovery and delivery, informed by a commitment to health equity, in order to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities, and populations.

Our Vision

Our vision is to improve population health by becoming a center of academic excellence in transdisciplinary research in global health that emphasizes community engagement, local priorities, and reciprocal learnings.

Our Mission

Our mission is to advance our vision in the following ways:

  • decolonize the theory and practice of global health as an academic discipline
  • work within ourselves, across our team, and with our collaborators to eliminate racist and discriminatory practices in the field of global health
  • partner with low- and middle-income country investigators and trainees
  • work with program implementers and policymakers to strengthen health systems and improve population and global health
  • facilitate collaboration among faculty representing disciplines, departments, schools, and colleges across the entire NYU system
  • provide research training to learners at multiple levels across the NYU system

Contact Us

For more information about the Section for Global Health, contact Kimberly Carney, MBA, program manager, at