The Center for Global Health (CGH) is a new interdisciplinary center at the University of Oregon (UO) that supports a wide range of scientific, educational, and service-oriented initiatives designed to understand and ameliorate the world’s most challenging health and social problems.

The CGH was launched in 2015 to provide a unifying framework for students, staff, and faculty across the university dedicated to improving health and well-being through education, research and training, and service in partnership with communities in the United States and around the world.

Because many academic disciplines are needed to address the challenges of global health, CGH leverages the unique institutional strengths of the University of Oregon to bring together faculty and students from different schools and programs on campus ranging from natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and professional schools.

The CGH is housed in and administratively supported by the UO Global Studies Institute (GSI) a branch of the Office of International Affairs. GSI supports a dozen UO international research and outreach centers and programs, seeking to expand faculty international research, global opportunities for students, and campus internationalization.

The mission of the CGH is to catalyze equitable partnerships in research, practice, teaching and service to make innovative and creative advances in addressing global challenges to health and well-being.

Center Co-Directors

Jeffrey Measelle, Associate Professor
Department of Psychology

Josh Snodgrass, Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology

Melissa Graboyes, Assistant Professor
Clark Honors College

Kristin Yarris, Assistant Professor
Department of International Studies and Women’s & Gender Studies

Center Staff

Alyssa Hardin, Student Assistant

Tessa Kehoe, Student Assistant

Lori O’Hollaren, Associate Director
Global Studies Institute


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