A Multi-disciplinary Approach to Assessing Healthcare in Brazil

Program Overview

BrazilType: Vanderbilt Initiative Award (ViA)

Health is closely linked with social, political and economic conditions.Yet, scholars and health care professionals often focus on quantity of interventions rather than the holistic quality of impact. International organizations (e.g. USAID) have recognized the critical impact of multidimensional determinants on health and disease. Still lacking, however, is an integrated approach to measuring and evaluating the impact of public health interventions from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The most populous country in Latin America with an emerging economy and diverse, complex society, Brazil, is an important and model setting to study such questions. Vanderbilt is uniquely poised to be a global leader in shaping this conversation due to a nucleus of expertise found only at Vanderbilt, through its renowned faculty in infectious diseases and global health (specifically in HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis), Brazilian studies and survey research.

Faculty Participants

Lead Faculty in bold

Central Library

Owen Graduate School of Management

  • Bart Victor, Cal Turner Professor of Moral Leadership

College of Arts & Science

School of Medicine

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