As people, ideas and diseases from around the world continue to become more interconnected, understanding and addressing global health is increasingly important. At IU School of Medicine, global health is about changing and improving health around the world, particularly in resource-limited places. The school’s international footprint in health care practice, policy and research spans more than ten countries on four continents.

In particular, IU School of Medicine is known for establishing the AMPATH partnership with Moi University School of Medicine in Kenya – a model collaboration between academic medical institutions that has been thriving since 1989. AMPATH now includes more than 12 North American academic institutions and has trained thousands of students. The consortium brings together hundreds of physicians and researchers and provides patient care to millions of Kenyan patients. Through this and other global health partnerships, IU School of Medicine is improving health care delivery, offering a platform for collaborative research, and enhancing medical education worldwide.

Leading Global Partnerships to Advance Health Worldwide

IU School of Medicine’s Global Health partnerships develop and disseminate relevant and timely information on health and health care systems for use by decision-makers and care providers at a global level. For example, the school’s leadership in the IeDEA consortium, which analyzes data from more than one million patients with HIV worldwide, has led to key partnerships with UNAIDS and WHO to impact how these influential organizations model HIV estimates and patient outcomes.

Also, through leadership within the Indiana University Center for Global Health, IU School of Medicine is developing mutually beneficial partnerships across disciplines, schools and countries to reduce health disparities, solve complex health problems, and train the next generation of global health leaders.

alumni with global health experience
million + dollars in NIH funding for research
active research protocols

Global Health Training Experiences

Through strong collaborative partnerships in global health, IU School of Medicine medical students, residents, fellows and faculty have opportunities to learn from and teach international counterparts to advance the discovery and treatment of chronic and communicable diseases in resource-constrained areas of the world. Participating in global health experiences help better prepare trainees and practicing physicians to care for patients at home and abroad. Programs are offered around the world with a wide range of populations and subspecialties.

Global Health Training Programs


Applying Global Models to Local Crises

Interdisciplinary teams at IU School of Medicine work with collaborators worldwide to solve complex health problems and transform medicine through research. These global health research initiatives provide a platform for reciprocal innovation, where lessons learned abroad can be applied here at home to improve health.

Establishing Health Delivery Models for International and Local Communities

By participating in the delivery of health services to patients in rural areas with limited resources, IU School of Medicine helps to build health systems that eliminate health disparities locally and worldwide. Successful health-delivery models are then applied to other communities—internationally and locally.

Clinical Care

Global Health Experts

Robert Einterz, MD

Robert Einterz, MD

Donald E. Brown Professor Emeritus of Global Health
Kara Wools-Kaloustian, MD

Kara Wools-Kaloustian, MD

David H. Jacobs Professor of Infectious Diseases