Faculty join systemwide effort focused on global health

Several faculty members have joined the new UC Global Health Institute, which was launched November 9 at UC San Francisco.

The goal of the institute is to galvanize and harness the educational, research, and health care expertise of hundreds of UC faculty across the 10-campus system to address complex global health problems and the needs of the world's most vulnerable populations.

To that end, the institute is launching three multi-campus, multidisciplinary Centers of Expertise.

Three UCSC faculty members are affiliated with the UC San Diego-based Center for Migration and Health: professors Patricia Zavella and Jonathan Fox, and assistant professor Shannon Gleeson, all of in Latin American and Latino studies. Ben Crow, associate professor of sociology, is an affiliate of the new center called One Health: Water, Animals, Food and Society, led by UC Riverside and UC Davis.

The new Centers of Expertise were created to lead UC-wide education programs, develop research projects, and form partnerships for implementing programs and interventions.

Read more about the UC Global Health Institute online.