Global Health Perspectives and Trends


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Full course description

Self Paced 8 Weeks Digital Badge $990


Course Overview

This course introduces you to the field of global health, enabling you to have a population-based perspective to healthcare policy, practice, and research. In this certificate, we will discuss basic but essential global health concepts. You will have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals with particular emphasis on the global health agenda and the roles of the World Health Organization and other key players in global health. The certificate also covers socioeconomic determinants of health, and examines world health disparities and the global burden of specific conditions - such as infectious diseases and non-communicable diseases - as well as the broad concepts of disease prevention and health promotion, life-course approach to population health, and global health challenges. Throughout, we will share examples of strategies and interventions used in global health to improve population health outcomes.

What topics will be covered


  • Describe the major topics and strategies concerning global health leadership in the field today
  • Examine social, political, cultural and economic determinants that influence health outcomes
  • Explore global health perspectives in association with various health conditions and diseases
  • Apply practices of global health in an organizational leadership capacity




Professor Carol Baldwin

Carol M. Baldwin, Ph.D., RN, CHTP, CT, NCC, AHN-BC, FAAN is Professor Emeritus and Southwest Borderlands Scholar for the ASU Edson college of Nursing and Health Innovation. She has a diverse background in global health nursing, disaster preparedness, psychology, communication studies, family counseling, business management and complementary, alternative and holistic health practices, human health research, and JP-jet fuel effects on neuro-cognition in an animal model.


Professor Salimah Walani

Dr. Salimah Walani holds a Ph.D. in Nursing Research and Theory Development from New York University, a Masters of Public Health (International Health) from Harvard University, and a Masters of Nursing Science from Simmons College in Boston. She acquired her initial nursing and midwifery education from Aga Khan University in Pakistan before moving to the U.S. for higher education.


Professor Alexandria Drake

Alexandria Drake is a Global Health Ph.D. Candidate at Arizona State University. Her dissertation research focuses on highlighting the unmet need for medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder. Alexandria holds a Master of Public Health degree with a dual concentration in Health Promotion/Disease Prevention & Healthcare Policy/ Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Medical Anthropology from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.


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