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Division of Health & Behavior Section for Global Health

Section for Global Health

Many low- and middle-income countries around the world face rising rates of chronic conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes, in addition to existing health challenges. However, many low-resource settings worldwide are constrained from developing, evaluating, and expanding strategies to prevent and treat these illnesses.

NYU Langone’s Section for Global Health in the Department of Population Health works to change this dynamic by bringing together various academic disciplines to conduct research and build 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, in line with the World Health Organization’s Sustainable Development Goal 3 to “ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages.”

We do this by strategically focusing on six pillars that impact the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities, and populations. These six pillars can be grouped into three categories—analytics (connection, location, and resilience), action (creation and delivery), and ambience (structure)—with the ultimate goal of enhancing discovery, delivery, and equity.

  • connection: network analysis, systems analysis
  • location: spatial analytics, vectors/zoonoses
  • resilience: resilience analytics, asset-based interventions
  • creation: design and design thinking, global engineering
  • delivery: implementation research, delivery science
  • structure: policy, trade, ethics

Our Vision

Our vision is to improve population health by becoming a center of academic excellence in transdisciplinary research in global health.

Our Mission

Our mission is to advance our vision in four ways:

  • facilitating collaboration among faculty representing disciplines, departments, schools, and colleges across the entire NYU system
  • providing research training to learners at multiple levels across the NYU system with a focus on implementation science
  • partnering with low- and middle-income country (LMIC) investigators and trainees
  • working with program implementers and policymakers to strengthen health systems and improve population and global health

Contact Us

For more information about the Section for Global Health, contact Meredith Hasenoehrl, PhD, program manager, at