Division of Global Health Equity


The Division of Global Health Equity is committed to training, research, and service in healthcare to reduce disparities in disease burden and to improve treatment outcomes both domestically and abroad.


The Doris and Howard Hiatt Residency Program in Global Health is a unique multidisciplinary program that combines rigorous training in internal medicine with the advanced study of public health to train the next generation of global health practitioners.

Strengthening Health Systems

Under the leadership of Division Chief Paul Farmer, the Division fosters the work of faculty committed to meet the needs of populations in the world's poorest areas to practice medicine and strengthen health systems through numerous partnerships and initiatives domestically and globally. The Division focuses on infectious diseases like HIV, tuberculosis and Ebola, as well as non-infectious diseases such as coronary artery disease, diabetes, addiction, and other critical health problems.


Division faculty undertake essential research using insights from anthropology, history, sociology, epidemiology, statistics, economics, and other social sciences to improve medical care in the world's poorest areas.

Global Health Delivery Partnership

The Division works in close collaboration with Partners In Health, a non-profit organization, and the Harvard Medical School Department of Global Health and Social Medicine to create an integrated Global Health Delivery Partnership.

The Annual Reports detail Division accomplishments in education, strengthening health systems through clinical care, and research.

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