Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health

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About the certificate

The Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health is open to all undergraduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The 15-credit certificate introduces you to preventive, population-level, interdisciplinary approaches to health promotion. Working with faculty and staff from across campus, you will learn to recognize and address the root causes of health problems that cross geographic and socioeconomic boundaries.

The certificate is managed by the Global Health Institute and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences in partnership with faculty and staff from across campus. It is supported by the Madison Initiative for Undergraduates.

How the certificate helps you

Completing an Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health gives you tools to operate as a global citizen. Through courses and a field experience, you will learn to

  • discuss the global burden of disease, threats to well-being in varied settings, and the root causes of these conditions;
  • understand how practitioners from a variety of disciplines (health care, education, agriculture, engineering, nutrition, etc.) collaborate with local partners to improve health;
  • reflect on your values, ethics and assumptions, so you can practice respectful and mutual engagement with other cultures, collaborators and organizations;
  • communicate effectively with other public health professionals and with community representatives about measures being taken to address key health concerns in their communities, and
  • use your domestic and international health experience to become informed citizens in an increasingly interconnected world.

Download a brief flyer about the certificate and how to complete it.

Download a longer article describing the certificate and its field courses.

Who’s who in the certificate program

Executive Committee

TanumihardjoSherry Tanumihardjo
Director, Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health
Professor, Nutritional Sciences,
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
(608) 265-0792
sherry@nutrisci.wisc.edu
DipretebrownPhotoLori DiPrete Brown
Associate Director of Education and Engagement,
Global Health Institute
(608) 262-4801
dipretebrown@wisc.edu
ferrickJohn Ferrick
Assistant Dean, Division of International Studies,
Director, International Programs,
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
(608) 265-3705
jferrick@cals.wisc.edu

Staff

Robin_MittRobin Eric Mittenthal (advisor)
Global Health Administrative Program Manager,
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
272 Nutritional Sciences (map)
Office: (608) 262-3718; Cell: (608) 772-1091; Fax: (608) 262-5860
mittenthal@wisc.edu
sweta mug shotSweta Shrestha (advisor)
Education Programs Associate,
Global Health Institute
4256 Health Sciences Learning Center (map); (608) 262-3862
1026 Medical Sciences Center (map); (608) 263-2518
sshrestha@wisc.edu

Meet our students and alumni

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