Global Health

Interdisciplinary programs

Ohio State Ethiopia One Health Initiative

The Ohio State Ethiopia One Health Partnership connects Ohio State’s health sciences to sub-Saharan Africa. Partnering with Addis Ababa University and University of Gondar, Ohio State works with 19 Ethiopian and U.S. institutes to improve health, build capacity and provide learning opportunities for Ethiopian and Ohio State students. Initiated in 2009 with two Ohio State faculty, it expanded in 2012 to include all of Ohio State’s health sciences colleges with agriculture, social work, and business joining soon after. Today more than 50 Ohio State students and 45 faculty/staff are involved, addressing cervical cancer, neonatology, food safety, rabies and learning technology.


Farm to Table program

Participants explore the food system from farm-to-table in Latin or South America while considering aspects of animal welfare and health, food safety, food protection and public health.  Site visits along the food supply chain, facilitated discussions with key government and private sector leaders, and interactive cross-culture group activities are designed to integrate knowledge and skills in food safety, animal health and public health. The program is open to food and animal health industry professionals, government regulators and policymakers, as well as students in health-focused degree programs.


Discipline-specific programs

College of Dentistry Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Rotation at St. James Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

The objective is to expose the resident to a different philosophy and treatment approach for the management of complex oral and maxillofacial surgery cases. There is a large head and neck oncology, maxillofacial trauma and orthognathic surgery experience in this rotation.

College of Medicine Office of Global Health

The Office of Global Health (OGH) provides medical students at Ohio State with the opportunity to learn about global health issues through didactic, self-study and participatory learning with the focus on developing nations. Fourth-year medical students have the opportunity to participate in a Global Health Elective (GHE) at an international site for which they receive credit and funding.

College of Nursing Outreach in Choluteca, Honduras

Starting in 2000 the College of Nursing has offered a study abroad cultural immersion experience for undergraduate and graduate nursing students. The outreach has grown from five students and one faculty member into an interdisciplinary health care team of 36 including nurses, physicians, and pharmacist, nursing students, medical students, pharmacy students and Spanish major students.

College of Pharmacy International Engagement

The college fosters opportunities for international exchange of students and faculty. Both formal and informal agreements exist which allow for internationals to visit Central Ohio and engage in pharmacy teaching and practice and for Ohio State College of Pharmacy students to visit other countries. The college has international partners in Honduras, England and Taiwan.

College of Public Health Global Public Health Undergraduate Minor

The undergraduate minor in Global Public Health focuses on health issues affecting populations in the US and low-to middle economic status countries worldwide. Students complete courses that provide content relative to presenting and discussing the type and scope of public health issues, factors that contribute to existing and emerging issues, and applicable approaches to address and intervene.

College of Veterinary Medicine Global Health Program

The Global Health Program promotes and enhances international partnerships in global health through training, service-learning, research, and outreach programs. The program office facilitated memoranda of agreements (MoA) in targeted regions in South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe.