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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.

Meet Other Global Health Organizations 

If you are looking for other student organizations that are involved in global health initiatives, some are listed below. 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. 

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

Student organizations, aside from VIGH SAC, that deal with global health issues are:

Timmy Global Health Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health
Global Health Organization - Med School VUSM Rural Health and Medicine
Vanderbilt Global Health Chronicle Institute for Medicine and Public Health
Partners in Health Engage Humphrey Fellowship Program
Vanderbilt Global Brigades Health Professions Advisory Office
Volunteers Around the World Volunteers for Health
Project C.U.R.E Vanderbilt Business Healthcare Association
Heal VU Vanderbilt Students for Underserved Pre-Health Scholars
MHS Majors Vanderbilt Initiative for Public Health Equality
Student National Medical Association Health Law Society
Vanderbilt United Mission for Relief and Development Blair Student Health Council
VUSM Social Mission Committee Health Guardians of America
Engineering World Health Project Heal - GMMA
Health Law Society  Student Advocates for Public Health

More student organizations can be found on Anchor Link

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.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a federal agency that fights to protect the health and safety of people. Their website has an extensive list of public health fellowships and internships.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)

The CBPP works on public policy issues affecting low-income families and individuals. They have full and part-time internships in health policy.

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.

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.