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 treat and prevent 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 transdisciplinary research and build capacity worldwide. In addition, we work together 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 well-being for all at all ages.”

NYU Langone’s Section for Global Health will do this by strategically focusing on six “pillars” that impact health and well being of individuals, communities, and populations.

  1. “Connection”: social networks, connectedness and health, group, community, family, genomic influences and systems analysis.
  2. “Location”: global Information System (GIS) databases, spatial analytic and vectors/zoonoses.
  3. “Resilience: class, race/ethnicity, social position, education, socio-economic status.
  4. “Creation”: design and design thinking, global engineering, information technology, tinkering/Maker Movement.
  5. “Delivery”: implementation research, delivery science, supply chain, process evaluation.
  6. “Structure”: agriculture, urban planning, trade, health, food regulation, 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

We advance our vision in four ways:

  1. Facilitating collaboration among NYU faculty representing disciplines, departments, schools, and colleges across the entire NYU system
  2. Providing research training to learners at multiple levels across the NYU system with a focus on implementation science
  3. Partnering with low- and middle-income country (LMIC) investigators and LMIC trainees
  4. 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 Milena Dalton, MPH, program coordinator, at milena.dalton@nyulangone.org or 646-501-2583.