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Global Health

Understanding the complexities of population health, for positive societal impact.

The Global Health major enables students to analyze and understand the complexities of population health across the world and apply their learning in course work, civic engagement and independent research.

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  • Health professions
  • Employee of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization or state or local health department
  • Epidemiologist
  • Community health planner
  • Health communicator
  • Research scientist
  • Health programs coordinator
  • Nonprofit worker



Global health major, communication minor
Current position: medical assistant at Forum Health LLC

  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Recipient
  • 2018 recipient of the Walker Cup
  • Posse and Bonner scholar
  • Timmy Global Health executive board member
  • Civic Fellows executive board member
  • President and co-founder of DePauw First-Generation
  • Presidential ambassador
  • Member, Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity
  • Member, Delta Upsilon International Fraternity

    Peter studied abroad in the Global Health and Development Policy Program at the School for International Training in Geneva, Switzerland. During that time, he conducted an independent study project and wrote a paper titled “Health Literacy Skills of Aging Populations and Its Impact on the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease.” He interned at the World Health Organization and at the Harvard T.H. Chans School of Public Health.


Matthew Beekley, Ph.D., Indiana University. Research interests: Hoffmann reflex, sport nutrition, carbonic anhydrase.

Susanne Biehle, Ph.D., Kent State University. Research interests: global to local health, social determinants of health, transitional stressors. Co-editor of Sex Roles issue on parenting. Created a networking platform for Academic Women in Psychology.

Sharon Crary, Ph.D., Duke University. Global Health Program director. Awarded the U.S. Health and Human Services Award for Distinguished Service on the Ebola response team in 2002 and DePauw’s G. Bromley Oxnam Award for Service in 2014.

Colleen McCracken Renick, Ph.D., Indiana University, Health professions adviser.

Mamunur Rashid, Ph.D., Bowling Green State University. Worked as a statistician at an international nonprofit, where he supported medical doctors and social scientists on health and population research. Switched to teaching to continue learning and create a good environment for students.

Naima Shifa, Ph.D., Bowling Green State University. Has supervised numerous students as they conduct research. Received a Great Lakes College Association grant to study a public health issue.

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