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About the Program

The Global Health Program examines the determinants and impact of health throughout the world, with a focus on neglected tropical diseases and the economics of health care policy in low-income settings. Areas of study include health and technology policy, maternal and child health, and the socioeconomic determinants of health in developing countries as well as wealthy countries such as the G-20 nations, where extreme poverty exists but is often overlooked.

In partnership with The National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, the Global Health program aims to raise awareness of neglected diseases of poverty at home and abroad while promoting initiatives and policies designed to alleviate the needless suffering they cause.

More broadly, the program conducts rigorous research on the health impact of major economic interventions and social policies. This work includes the effect of economic regulations such as minimum wage laws on income and the nutrition of mothers and children in low-income settings.

For more information:
Kaitlin May
Program Manager
Center for Health and Biosciences

Phone: (713) 348-4683
E-mail: kaitlin.may@rice.edu

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