Global Health Faculty

Global Faculty

The Office of Global Affairs supports faculty members who wish to develop global dimensions to their teaching, scholarship and service, whether that means teaching about or researching global health topics, leading classes or service-learning projects abroad or collaborating on interdisciplinary team projects with other U-M health professionals. 

Faculty Global Engagement 

UMSN faculty leads the way in global education and research. Here is a list of UMSN faculty currently collaborating internationally for research or practice:

Faculty global engagement

Developing new faculty-led global field experience programs

Are you interested in developing a new UMSN faculty led study abroad program?

  1. Begin by joining our UMSN Global Health Faculty monthly meetings where we discuss faculty led programs and organize workshops to prepare faculty for unique opportunities and challenges in leading study abroad programs. Email UMSN-GlobalOutreach@med.umich.edu to join the group.
  2. Please review the UMSN Global Health Faculty Criteria, UMSN Faculty Leader Responsibilities, as well the Global Program Development Timeline in the Canvas site
  3. Please submit a notice of intent form to the Office of Global affairs as soon as possible.

Global health research

The Office of Global Affairs assists faculty in identifying and applying for grants to fund international research travel, both external and through other U-M campus units:

  • The International Institute's 18 centers and programs provide expertise in specific regions of the world and in thematic issues such as international security, development, business and governance. Faculty can apply for a number of grants through the Institute, including State Department programs such as the Fulbright.
  • The University Library system has a wealth of online global health resources and a dedicated professional staff to assist faculty and students.

The Office of Global Affairs also assists in bringing international colleagues and researchers from partner institutions here as visiting international scholars to collaborate with our faculty.

Faculty Global Engagement

  1. Begin by meeting with someone from the Office of Global Affairs.
  2. Join our UMSN Global Health Faculty group where we discuss faculty led programs and organize workshops to prepare faculty for unique opportunities and challenges in leading study abroad programs. Email UMSN-GlobalOutreach@med.umich.edu to join the group.
  3. Please review the UMSN Global Health Faculty Criteria, UMSN Faculty Leader Responsibilities, as well as the Global Program Development Timeline.

Getting involved in faculty-led global experience programs

The Office of Global Affairs assists faculty who wish to incorporate global health concepts into their teaching in the following ways:

  • Identify funding sources for course development and travel (professional development and funding resources for UMSN faculty)
  • Assist in preparation of course development grant proposals
  • Identify clinical placement opportunities through partner institutions/organizations
  • Identify lecturing or guest teaching opportunities at partner institutions
  •  Explore technological approaches to connect U-M classrooms to those at partner universities
  • Assist in navigating U-M travel policy and predeparture orientation requirements
  • Identify funding sources for course development and travel (professional development and funding resources for UMSN faculty)
  • Assist in preparation of course development grant proposals
  • Identify clinical placement opportunities through partner institutions/organizations
  • Identify lecturing or guest teaching opportunities at partner institutions
  • Explore technological approaches to connect U-M classrooms to those at partner universities
  • Assist in navigating U-M travel policy and predeparture orientation requirements

Global Health Faculty Resources

The Office of Global Affairs assists faculty in identifying and applying for grants to fund international research travel, both external and through other U-M campus units:

The Office of Global Affairs also assists in bringing international colleagues and researchers from partner institutions here as visiting international scholars to collaborate with our faculty.

What to know before you go

All faculty, students, or staff traveling internationally on university business (teaching, research, conferences, etc.) should register in the university travel registry. In addition, please review U-M's travel resources which include information on policies, health and safety and tips.

Register your travel

Faculty traveling with students:

If you are traveling with a group of students, please review the requirements for group travel with students. Please consult with the Office of Global Affairs for assistance with pre-departure preparation, safety planning, travel registration, and health insurance. Any group travel involving students to a location included on the U-M travel warnings and travel restrictions list must be approved by the associate dean for global affairs. It will then be reviewed by the U-M International Travel Oversight Committee (ITOC). The Office of Global Affairs will help faculty navigate the approval process and make sure appropriate safety planning and pre-departure briefings of students take place. 

Please note: Earlier approvals may be revoked at the discretion of the associate dean for global affairs in the event that new, serious safety issues arise. Our ultimate concern is the safety of our faculty, staff, and students.

For a step-by-step breakdown of approval requirements and processes, review the faculty traveling internationally with students document.

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