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About GHI


The Global Health Initiative of the University of Kentucky is focused on advancing research, educational programs, and service learning for our faculty and students, with the goal of improving the health of people throughout the world and promoting health equity. 

The Global Health Program was initiated in 2011, under the leadership of Dr. Susan Carvalho, Associate Provost for Internationalization at the University.  It is directed by Samuel C. Matheny, MD, MPH, Assistant Provost for Global Health Initiatives.