The Program in Critical Global Health Studies recognizes that the impediments to health equity globally cannot be solved by any particular medical specialty alone or without the inclusion of the social sciences, ethics or humanistic inquiry. Solutions to the most challenging global health problems will require the engagement of all these parties and formative and important contributions must be made to all fields. While the field of social medicine has exposed the importance of thinking about the structures and systemic issues that affect health, our affiliates seek to think about these structures globally.  

Our areas of expertise, from global health clinical practice, international public health, anthropology, sociology, history and bioethics convenes diverse perspectives to confront challenges at the level of patient care, policy, and historically produced inequities emerging from the legacies of colonialism, contemporary power inequities and health challenges. Our approach aims to provide humanist and social science informed analysis and to identify sites of social intervention.