Global and Community Health
Quarterly Grants and Publications Review
Learn more about the Fall 2021 grants and publications from Global and Community Health affiliated faculty.
UCSC researcher explores drug use, harm reduction in San Francisco’s Latino/x community
December 17, 2022
Carlos Martinez, a UCSC GCH faculty member in the Latin American and Latino Studies Department, leads a report on drug use and the gaps and barriers to harm reduction services for the Latino/x community in San Francisco
Q&A: Exploring the Global Classrooms student experience
May 04, 2022
The Global Classrooms Initiative, launched by the Division of Global Engagement in 2020, endeavors to increase opportunity and access to global learning. In an effort to explore the impact Global Classrooms might have on a student’s personal and academic growth, two students were interviewed.
New global and community health majors available this fall
April 29, 2022
UC Santa Cruz students who want to build a future with better, more equitable health outcomes will have the option to declare one of two new global and community health majors, starting in fall 2022.
UC Santa Cruz’s New Global and Community Health Program Will Work at the Intersection of Social and Natural Sciences
March 30, 2022
UC Global Health Institute story about how UCSC’s new program, offering both a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) in Global and Community Health (GCH), will integrate a set of shared courses putting health and disease in social, political, and economic context.
This Study of COVID Deaths Among Ethnic Groups May Surprise You
February 03, 2021
Los Angeles Magazine covered new research on COVID-19 mortality trends by Assistant Professor of Sociology Alicia Riley, who is also a core faculty member in UCSC’s Global & Community Health Program.
Stem cell agency funds research training program at UC Santa Cruz
September 29, 2021
A $4.9 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine supports a pre- and postdoctoral training program in systems biology of stem cells at UCSC.
Prepped to fail: why countries must learn hard lessons from Covid
September 14, 2021
Article from Owain Williams and GCH Executive Director Matt Sparke on how Australia, the US and Ecuador – alongside many other countries – were hobbled by public health cuts when the coronavirus pandemic struck.
Video: Talking about Chronic Illness, Care, and COVID: An Evening with Jennifer Brea and Megan Moodie
January 14, 2021
As the numbers of the chronically ill grow rapidly worldwide due to what is being called “long Covid,” there is much to be learned from the experience of those who were grappling with the effects of difficult-to-diagnose, understudied, and invisibilzed diseases long before the appearance of the novel coronavirus.
Think local, go global
Ten ambitious UC Santa Cruz research fellows—the first cohort of the new Global and Community Health Wellbeing Awards program—are being trained to recognize essential connections between community issues and worldwide health concerns.
County, UCSC partner to expand local testing capacity
August 07, 2020
UC Santa Cruz has received CARES Act funds from Santa Cruz County to enable the purchase of new equipment for the UCSC Molecular Diagnostic Lab
Contextualizing Coronavirus Geographically
This article highlights geographies of COVID infection, vulnerability, resilience, blame, immunization, interdependence and care, with resources for online teaching about the pandemic.
New program advances global and community health
April 07, 2020
The university’s new global and community health program will offer a multidisciplinary bachelor of arts degree and a bachelor of science degree. The program will also coordinate university-wide community and global health research efforts.