Public Health Resources

15 Terms to Know in Global Health


Considering a career in global health? We've mapped out 15 key terms you need to know if you work or plan to work in the global health field.

Understanding Chronic Conditions Through Big Data

There’s little doubt that big data is more than a buzzword; it represents a cultural shift in the way many industries operate. How can the health care industry better harness data to improve the tracking, analysis and treatment of chronic conditions.

Climate Change in Real Time: Inside World Wildlife Fund’s Climate Crowd Initiative

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has created Climate Crowd, an interactive mapping platform designed to collect and share reports on how rural communities are responding to changes in weather and climate and how their responses impact biodiversity.

Are U.S. Cities Prepared for the Effects of Climate Change?

In the first of a three-part study on climate change, Sabrina McCormick, associate professor at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, and Kathleen Carlson (an MPH student at Milken SPH at the time), conducted interviews with 65 local decision-makers in six major U.S. cities to find out how social factors influence whether U.S. cities are prepared for the consequences of climate change.

The Rise of Aging-in-Place Villages

Experts anticipate that by 2050 the senior population in the United States will be 135 percent higher than it was in the year 2000. In response to such significant growth, new industries must be created to address the needs of seniors.

From the Legislature to the Field: "Return-to-Play" Laws and Youth Concussions

To address the significant public health threat posed by sports-related concussions in children, all 50 states and the District of Columbia passed so-called "return-to-play" legislation between 2009 and 2014. Some are less effective than others, however, when it comes to protecting young athletes.