Center for Public Health Sciences

2013 Summer Institute in Global Health

Make Change Happen – Locally and Globally

Birla Institute for Technology & Science (BITS-Pilani)
Goa Campus, India

June 24 – July 6, 2013



Gain an Introduction to Global Health Research Methods, Opportunities and Challenges in India

  • Spend two weeks of instructive and experiential learning in India, to understand health in a global and local context.
  • Learn about the global health research challenges in India, and the impact globalization has on the country.
  • Earn three credits of course work (which can also be applied toward the 11-credit Certificate in Global Health).
  • Study with faculty from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and BITS-Pilani.
  • Learn with students from the United States and India.

Study and Conduct Research in an International Setting

The program is designed to teach advanced undergraduate students, graduate students and young professionals interested in global health, the major global health issues surrounding India and the United States.

instructive learning 

experiential learning 

This provided me with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the problems in health and health care from a totally different perspective. Learning about both the differences and the similarities between India and the U.S. was eye-opening."

– Emily, Senior, Psychology major
2013 Winter Institute student

"The participants and the faculty were so friendly that it helped to break all the regional and cultural barriers. All of us worked as a team to develop the project ideas."

– Dr. Blesson, junior research fellow, ICMR
2013 Winter Institute student

"I learned how to work with a diverse team of doctors, psychologists, statisticians dentists, physical therapists, biologists, community leaders and many others. Learning to see things from multiple perspectives is an asset and having more practice with compromise and teamwork is something every profession will need."

– Amina
2013 Winter Institute participant
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