Grand Valley State University Global Health

The mission of the Global Health (GH) Taskforce is to coordinate the research, service, and educational global health-related activities of Grand Valley State University's College of Health Professions.

What is Global Health?

Global health differs from public health and international health. It involves global cooperation on the issues of disease prevention and clinical care. The aim of global health is to achieve health equity among nations, and its approach is multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary.

College of Health Profession's Global Health Mission

The mission of CHP’s Global Health Task Force is to coordinate the research, service, and educational global health-related activities of Grand Valley State University’s College of Health Professions.

Global Health Objectives

  • Develop and nurture global health partnerships
  • Foster global health research and scholarship
  • Train the next generation of global health leaders

Save the Date October 2nd, 2020

Dr. Arlene Blum

2020 Keynote Speaker Dr. Arlene Blum

Dr. Arlene Blum is biophysical chemist, author, and mountaineer and a research associate in chemistry at UC Berkeley. She is the executive director Green Science Policy Institute.

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Past Global Health Showcase Highlights

Past Keynote Speakers

Keynote speaker for the 2015 Global Health Showcase

Keynote speaker for the 2015 Global Health Showcase


Christopher P. Weis, Ph.D. DABT Toxicology Liaison/Senior Advisor Office of the Director
National Institute of Environmental Health Science National Institutes of Health

Keynote speaker for the 2016 Global Health Showcase

Keynote speaker for the 2016 Global Health Showcase


Nkechy Ekere Ezeh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director of Early Childhood Education at Aquinas College
CEO/Founder of Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative

Keynote Speaker for the 2017 Global Health Showcase

Keynote Speaker for the 2017 Global Health Showcase

Stephen Hodgins, MD, Dr.PH
A Behavioral and Global Health Expert
Faculty at the School of Public Health in the University of Alberta and Senior Technical Advisor with Save the Children