Public and Global Health

In collaboration with faculty in the Rollins School of Public Health and across the university, as well as with community partners, we are developing a broad-based program focusing on ethical concerns of health and illness at the community or population level, including social determinants of health, human rights during health crises, international challenges to health promotion and disease treatment, and the tensions between community health and individual liberty.

Global health ethics is the process of applying moral value to health issues that are usually characterized by a global level effect or require action coordinated at a global level. This encompasses large-scale phenomena, such as pandemics, natural disasters, poverty, and other events that affect large populations, as well as identifying global health wrongs related to health.