Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences

Global Health

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Definition of Global Health

"Global health is an area for study, research, and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people world-wide. Global health emphasizes transnational health issues, determinants, and solutions; ..... promotes interdisciplinary collaboration; and is a synthesis of population based prevention with individual-level clinical care."

[Koplan et al. (2009). Towards a common definition of global health. Lancet,375(9714), 1993-1995.]

Contact Us!

Jeff Hartman

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Co-chair NUPT Global Health committee
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences
645 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1100 
Chicago, IL 60611 
Phone: 312-503-2529


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