Global Health Fellows Program

The Global Health Fellows Program prepares cohorts of Yale undergraduates with demonstrated interest and commitment to addressing pressing global health challenges for careers in global health. Global Health Fellows are selected in the fall of either their sophomore or junior year to participate in the program throughout their junior and senior years. Beginning in the Fall of 2014, applications will only be accepted from sophomores. Global Health Fellows complete an interdisciplinary course of study that includes required and elective courses, research, and practice addressing fundamental and applied economic, political, social, cultural, environmental, and biological issues relevant to global health. 


Cape Town's Sanitation Problem

Cape Town's Sanitation Problem

Amelia Earnest

With the generous support of the Global Health Fellows program, Amelia spent the summer of 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa working in an internship that combined her interest in global health, social justice, and…

The Epidemiology of Hookworm Infection among School Children in Rural Communities in Kintampo North Municipality

The Epidemiology of Hookworm Infection among School Children in Rural Communities in Kintampo North Municipality

Sunny Kumar

I had the unique and fascinating opportunity to investigate the epidemiology of hookworm infection among rural school children in Ghana.The study was composed of two parts – a laboratory portion and a field portion –…

Risk Perceptions and Behaviors Related to the Transmission of Leptospirosis among Urban Slum Residents in Salvador, Brazil

Risk Perceptions and Behaviors Related to the Transmission of Leptospirosis among Urban Slum Residents in Salvador, Brazil

Joshua Ackerman

During the summer of 2013, Josh spent three months researching sources of infection risk and risk perceptions in the underserved urban slums of Salvador, Brazil. By working with the Brazilian Ministry of Health on a case…