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Division of Global Health

The Story

The Division of Global Health in the Department of Population Health focuses on leveraging education, research and service to advance health equity for people in Central Texas and worldwide.

Co-directed by Tim Mercer, M.D., and Laurie Young, the division’s programming intersects the missions of Dell Medical School and Texas Global at The University of Texas at Austin to cultivate globally minded leaders; improve overall health outcomes in Texas and partner communities; and build cross-disciplinary collaboration to address social and structural determinants of health. As a key member of the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) Consortium, the global health division’s impactful partnerships span from Austin, Texas, to Eldoret, Kenya, and Puebla, Mexico.


  • MS-1s: Foundations of Global Health enrichment elective
  • MS-4s and residents: Global Health Kenya clinical rotation
  • All students: The COVID-19 Pandemic: Global Health on the Front Lines
  • Quarterly Global Health meetings for faculty and staff
  • Global Health student interest group
  • Global to Local Conference
  • Global Health Grand Rounds

Get Involved

To request more information about opportunities with the Division of Global Health, email the team.

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