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LSE Director announces Global Health Initiative

Prozac_pills_croppedLSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun has announced the formation of a new School-wide Global Health Initiative.

The LSE Global Health Initiative will take a multidisciplinary approach to global health research by incorporating a social sciences and policy focus alongside population health research.

This major initiative will incorporate perspectives from researchers across the LSE on topics from good governance and regulation to reforming failing health care systems, and from capacity building to social and political determinants of population health.

The LSE Global Health Initiative will be chaired by Professor Elias Mossialos (Director of LSE Health) with Professors Tim Allen, Catherine Campbell, and David Lewis acting as vice-Chairs. It will bring together members from the departments of Social Policy, International Development, and Social Psychology in the first instance, but will seek to incorporate input from a wider range of departments over time.

CraigCalhoun-2Professor Calhoun said: “The initiative will consolidate current global health research and catalyse new, policy-relevant work at LSE, while developing a global health research programme within LSE Health and Social Care. By applying LSE’s tradition of rigorous social science research to emerging global health challenges, the LSE Global Health Initiative will uniquely address and influence barriers and opportunities to progress and the role of social and political action in improving global health.”

LSE staff interested in joining the Initiative should contact Professor Elias Mossialos at e.a.mossialos@lse.ac.uk.

1 October 2014