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Global Health News

From study abroad programs to multi-national research projects, Arnold School faculty, staff, and students are engaged in global health initiatives throughout the world. We address public health issues on a global scale and contribute to USC's growing international presence.


Deborah Keen and host mom

Public health student gains hands-on experience in infectious diseases and global health through study abroad programs

Now a junior studying public health with a minor in statistics, Deborah Keen has known she wanted to pursue a career in epidemiology since her junior year in high school. It was around that time that she first traveled to Kenya—a country to which she would later return as a college student. 

Caroline Pascal

Public health graduate joins Peace Corps to kick off career improving maternal and child health around the world

She chose UofSC for her undergraduate degree due to the welcoming campus, opportunity to walk on the track and field team and its status as home to the only accredited school of public health in the state.

Ma Siblings

Siblings earn doctoral degrees in epidemiology from Arnold School to improve health in China

Growing up in a small town in northeast China, Max (Xiaoguang) and Flora (Xiaonan) Ma shared experiences, ideas, and stories—even similar personalities. They also share degrees: master's in public health and soon, Ph.D.s in epidemiology from the Arnold School.

Ryan Anderson

Public health senior wins Rotary Scholarship to support master's degree in his quest for universal health equity

The senior public health major has already founded two nonprofit organizations (one on his own and a second with fellow student J.P. Prohdoel) and built relationships with communities in the Caribbean, Central America and Africa. 

Engineers Without Borders

Bringing diverse disciplines together to improve public health

Engineers Without Borders is a non-profit humanitarian organization that is committed to partnering with lower-income communities around the world in the areas of water supply, sanitation, energy, agriculture, civil works, structures and information.

Jim Burch

Laying the groundwork for collaborations in Chile

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Jim Burch used a Fulbright Specialist grant to travel to Chile and build collaborative opportunities with the Austral University of Chile.

Xiaoming Li

Study to examine HIV stigma/outcomes in China

Xiaoming Li, HPEB Professor and Director for the SmartState Center for Healthcare Quality (CHQ), and Shan Qiao, Assistant Professor of HPEB and CHQ, have received a $1 million grant NIH's U.S.-China Program for Biomedical Collaborative Research. 

China photo

Building ties with Chinese universities

A group of leaders from the Arnold School, School of Medicine, and Office of the Provost/Global Carolina Program spent nearly two weeks overseas, fostering relationships with several health sciences universities in Taiwan and mainland China.

Costa Rica

Making an impact through USC in Costa Rica: Global Health

The Arnold School supplied two of the founding courses in the new USC in Costa Rica: Global Health Maymester program, including an epidemiology course that conducted a model service learning project. 

Jim Thrasher

Faculty receives international award

HPEB Associate Professor Jim Thrasher has been recognized by WHO/PAHO for his contributions to tobacco control. 


Comparing health professions abroad

Exercise science undergraduates blogged their way through health professions in the United States and Ireland with their study abroad program.

christine blake

Researchers receive award to support new research on food choice

HPEB Associate Professor Christine Blake and Professor Ed Frongillo have received an award to manage a competitive grants program aimed at understanding food choice in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.