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Program Overview: Global Health Online Certificate Programs

Watch as Faculty Director Dr. Ann Evensen discusses the Global Health Online Certificate Programs including the curriculum, field experiences and application process.


Global Health Field Course Info Session recording is now available!

Click here to watch the info session that took place on Tuesday, October 17.

Reminder: Application deadline for Service Learning in Guatemala as well as Thailand and Ecuador field courses is December 15, 2023. For more information:

For Ecuador click here.

For Thailand click here.

For Guatemala click here.


Welcome to the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Office of Global Health (OGH).

The OGH opened in 2017 and builds on the long history of global health programs at SMPH and the previous UW-Madison Center for Global Health at SMPH which was created in 2005.  The OGH is directed by Dr. James H. Conway, and is administered through the SMPH Department of Academic Affairs, under the leadership of Senior Associate Dean, Dr. Elizabeth Petty.  The primary function of the OGH is coordination of a variety of educational activities for health professional, graduate, and capstone students.  It also serves as a hub to enhance collaboration and communication among related global health programs in the SMPH, such as departmental-level global health activities and postgraduate global health training of MD clinical residents and fellows.  The OGH also serves as an important link for the SMPH to the UW-Madison Global Health Institute and its array of global health programming and opportunities.

For information regarding the online global health certificate programs for graduate/professional and capstone students and other educational opportunities, please go to the Education tab at the top of the page.

COVID-19 Notice

As circumstances surrounding the global SARS-CoV2/COVID-19 pandemic continue to evolve, our first priority remains the health and safety of our faculty, staff and students.  The SMPH Office of Global Health will follow guidelines and policies established by UW-Madison and the University of Wisconsin System Authority, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of State (DOS).

Updated 5/12/22