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Student Resources


Affiliated Organizations

VIGH is a member of several global health organizations and membership privileges are extended to students.


Tennessee Public Health Association (TPHA)

TPHA is the official professional organization for those engaged or interested in public health services and is endorsed by the administration of the Tennessee Department of Health.


Consortium of Universities in Global Health (CUGH)

CUGH builds collaborations and exchange of knowledge and experience among interdisciplinary university global health programs working across education, research and service.


Global Health Education Consortium (GHEC)

GHEC is a non-profit organization committed to improving the health and human rights of underserved populations worldwide and the ability of the global workforce to meet their needs through improved education and training.

Faculty Speakers

VIGH has access to local, national and international leaders in the field of global health. If you are looking for a speaker on a given topic, contact Marie Martin at for guidance and recommendations.

Collaborate with the Council

The Council is always looking for ways to lend support to student organizations involved in global health initiatives. If you would like to collaborate with members of the council or VIGH please send an email to and tell us how we can help.

Student leaders representing Vanderbilt's many global health organizations met in March 2011 and launched the Global Health Alliance, a coordinating body to enhance collaboration and dissemination of information among Vanderbilt students interested in global health. Participating student organizations include:

Alpha Epsilon Delta     Manna Project International - Vanderbilt (MPIV)
Engineering World Health (EWH)     Pre-Nursing Society
Global Health Committee     REMEDY
Global Health Council     Student National Medical Association (SNMA)
Global Medical Brigades     Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM)
GlobeMed at Vanderbilt     Vanderbilt Blood:Water Mission
Healthy Head Start     Vanderbilt CARES
Inter-American Health Alliance (IAHA)     Vanderbilt Project Pyramid

Visit our online calendar for upcoming global health related events on campus and in the Nashville area. Email us to have your event added.

Global Health Courses

VIGH provides a variety of courses in global health for undergraduate and graduate students from all Vanderbilt University colleges and schools. Click here for more information on courses currently offered.

The Graduate Certificate in Global Health is open to all Vanderbilt University degree-seeking graduate and professional students. The interdisciplinary program prepares students for internationally-focused careers in academia, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, immigrant health agencies, philanthropic foundations, and industry.

The Vanderbilt Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) program's Global Health track is designed to educate innovative public health leaders to manage global health initiatives and to contribute to public policy that improves global health. Applicants may have a doctoral or other professional degree, or have exceptional qualifications with a bachelor’s degree. The Vanderbilt MPH program is accredited through the  Council on Education for Public Health  (CEPH).

Careers and Opportunities

This list contains links to career and internship opportunities in Global Health. Check back regularly for updates.

CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship

This fellowship provides third- and fourth-year medical and veterinary students with valuable public health experience in an international setting. The main focus of the fellowship is a 6- to 12-week field assignment. Fellows are mentored by experienced CDC staff and learn through hands-on experience while working on a public health project in a developing country.

Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI)

The Global Engagement Studies Institute at Northwestern University is a study abroad program that prepares undergraduates and recent graduates with the knowledge, tools, and experiences to confront shared global challenges. Through international service-learning in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, India, Nicaragua, South Africa, or Uganda, students partner with organizations in the developing world to advance community-driven change.

USAID Global Health Fellows Program II (GHFP-II)

GHFP-II Fellows work in a variety of global health technical areas ranging from maternal and child health to nutrition to HIV/AIDS. Each fellow has a specific scope of work and placement site within USAID or with one of its implementing partners. GHFP-II Fellows work full time for two years with the possibility of extending their fellowships for an additional two years. During their placements, fellows gain valuable experience and expertise in global health development. Placements are made both in Washington, DC and in developing countries. Applicants must have a master's degree in a relevant field and U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency status.

KaiserEDU Fellowships and Internships Database

This database summarizes and links to fellowships and internships in health policy and related fields. The database includes fellowships located across the United States that are available to undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals.