Global Health Collaboration: Challenges and Lessons

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Margaret S. Winchester, Caprice A. Knapp, Rhonda BeLue
Springer International Publishing, May 24, 2018 - Medical - 107 pages

This stimulating open access volume details the innovative work of the Pan Institution Network for Global Health in creating collaborative research-based answers to large-scale health issues. Equitable partnerships among member universities representing North America, Africa, Asia, and Europe reverse standard cross-national dynamics to develop locally relevant responses to health challenges as well as their underlying disparities. Case studies focusing on multiple morbidities and effects of urbanization on health illustrate open dialogue in addressing HIV, maternal/child health, diabetes, and other major concerns. These instructive examples model collaborations between global North and South as meaningful steps toward the emerging global future of public health.

Included in the coverage:

  • Building sustainable networks: introducing the Pan Institution Network for Global Health
  • Fostering dialogues in global health education: a graduate and undergraduate approach
  • Provider workload and multiple morbidities in the Caribbean and South Africa
  • Project Redemption: conducting research with informal workers in New York City
  • Partnership and collaboration in global health: valuing reciprocity

Global Health Collaboration will interest faculty working within the field of global health; scholars within public health, health policy, and cognate disciplines; as well as administrators looking to develop international university partnerships around global health and graduate students in the areas of global health, health administration, and public health and related social sciences (e.g., sociology, anthropology, demography).

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About the author (2018)

Margaret Winchester, PhD, is an assistant research professor in the Department of Health Policy and Administration and the coordinator of the Pan Institution Network for Global Health at The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA, USA. She is a medical anthropologist, and her work focuses on HIV, healthcare access, and vulnerable populations, both in the US and globally.
Caprice Knapp, PhD, is a health economist who is passionate about improving the health of America's children. She is research associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Administration at The Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA, USA. Dr. Knapp has worked in government, policy, and academic arenas. She has more than a decade of experience in researching the health outcomes of children with special healthcare needs and life-limiting illnesses both in the US and globally.
Rhonda BeLue, PhD, is professor in the College of Public Health and Social Justice and chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy at Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, and director of the Pan-University Network for Global Health. She was associate professor with tenure in the Department of Health Policy and Administration & Demography, and associate professor of Public Health Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA, USA. Dr. BeLue is a health services researcher who studies access to care and chronic disease management in vulnerable populations in the global South and the USA.

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