Course Description

Global Health Policy and Diplomacy, PUBHLTH 177

This course is one of a suite of courses developed in partnership with the UC Global Health Institute (UCGHI). Dedicated to training the next generation of global health leaders, UCGHI harnesses the expertise of faculty and programs across the UC system to improve the health and lives of people in California and around the world. 

Fundamental principles and consequences of global health policy and diplomacy, including governance structure, functions, analysis, advocacy, and outcomes. Emphasizes practical application of multilateral policies for global health security and responses to transnational threats such as pandemics, climate, pollution, and migration.

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Credit: 4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units credit
UC Irvine, Public Health

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Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

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UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
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UC Irvine:
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UC Los Angeles:
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UC Merced:
units toward degree (see your advisor)

UC Riverside:
General Education: Elective units

UC San Diego:
General Education: TMC 1 course toward upper division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major, Seventh - 1 course towards Alternatives - Social Science

UC San Francisco:
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UC Santa Barbara:
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UC Santa Cruz:
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Course Creator

Oladele Ogunseitan

Oladele Ogunseitan (‘dele) holds the University of California Presidential Chair at UC Irvine where he is Professor and served for more than a decade as founding chair of the Department of Population Health & Disease Prevention.  He is the author of Microbial Diversity (Blackwell-Wiley, 2005) and editor of Green Health (Sage, 2011). His articles have appeared in Science, Nature, The Lancet Global Health, Bulletin of the World Health Organization,Environment International, and Environmental Health Perspectives. He has Board Certification in Environmental Science from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, and he is Certified in Public Health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

Dele serves on the Board of Directors of the University of California Global Health Institute; and Directs Workforce Development for the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science.  He coordinates the Training and Empowerment workgroup for USAID’s One Health Workforce|Next Generation. He is an alumni faculty fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. In 2016, he received the Jefferson Science Fellowship from the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. In 2018, he received a meritorious honor award from the U.S. Department of State for exceptional teamwork and contributions to the successful achievement of U.S. goals at the third United Nations Environment Assembly. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, elected for "distinguished contributions in studies using fundamental science to inform impacts of toxic components in manufacturing on human and environmental health with significant societal impacts."

Oladele Ogunseitan (‘dele) holds the University of California Presidential Chair at UC Irvine where he is Professor and served for more than a decade as founding chair of the Department of Population Health & Disease Prevention.  He is the author of Microbial Diversity (Blackwell-Wiley, 2005) and editor of Green Health (Sage, 2011). His articles have appeared in Science, Nature, The ...

Oladele Ogunseitan (‘dele) holds the University of California Presidential Chair at UC Irvine where he is Professor and served for more than a decade as founding chair of the Department of Population Health & Disease Prevention.  He is the author of Microbial Diversity (Blackwell-Wiley, 2005) and editor of Green Health (Sage, 2011). His articles have appeared in Science, Nature, The Lancet Global Health, Bulletin of the World Health Organization,Environment International, and Environmental Health Perspectives. He has Board Certification in Environmental Science from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, and he is Certified in Public Health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

Dele serves on the Board of Directors of the University of California Global Health Institute; and Directs Workforce Development for the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science.  He coordinates the Training and Empowerment workgroup for USAID’s One Health Workforce|Next Generation. He is an alumni faculty fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. In 2016, he received the Jefferson Science Fellowship from the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. In 2018, he received a meritorious honor award from the U.S. Department of State for exceptional teamwork and contributions to the successful achievement of U.S. goals at the third United Nations Environment Assembly. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, elected for "distinguished contributions in studies using fundamental science to inform impacts of toxic components in manufacturing on human and environmental health with significant societal impacts."


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