Global Health

Globalization has linked our health more closely to one another than ever before. The rapid movement of people and food across borders means that a disease can travel from a remote village to an urban hub at breakneck speed. Global public health meets the rising health challenges that transcend national boundaries. Examples of current research by CPH faculty include water quality, smoking patterns in other countries, air pollution in Beijing, and the effects of peak oil on human health.

Our Work in the News

Jacob Gayle, PhD, MS ’82 (Photo courtesy of Jen Kelly, KeliComm Headshots)
July 12, 2019

College of Public Health alumnus Jacob Gayle works to increase access to health care for underserved populations around the world.

For College of Public Health alumnus Jacob Gayle, PhD, MS ’82, home is not an address.

After living abroad on long-term assignments in South Africa, Switzerland and across the Caribbean, Gayle’s home is beyond the scattered plane tickets,...

A mass rabies vaccination training in Addis Ababa, January 2018. (Photo credit: Maria Belu)
January 11, 2019

The relationship between regional development and public health can be a rocky one. On the one hand, economic growth offers more opportunity for prosperity, which can lead to better health care and longer life expectancy. On the other hand,...

Ohio State's Puerto Rican Student Association
May 17, 2018

It’s autumn semester. The sun is still shining, the leaves are still on the buckeye trees and Liane Davila-Martin was settling in to the final year of earning her master’s degree in epidemiology at Ohio State.

That’s when the hurricane hit, and Davila-Martin found herself 2,000 miles away from home with little to do to help her friends and family.

On September 21, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Flooding in...