Global Health Studies Senior, Sarah Luke, Wins 2021 Stanley Award for Research on Palliative Care in India

Palliative care provision is a growing issue in India. A majority of the Indian population with chronic, terminal, or life-limiting diseases live in a persistent state of pain and suffering.  Palliative care is a specialized form of medicine focusing on symptom alleviation for those with serious illnesses.

GHS Cert Alum, Dr. Julie Reynolds, Receives Grant for Maternal and Child Healthcare Study

Dr. Julie Reynolds, research fellow in residence in the Health Policy Research Program, was awarded a $99,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services for a Maternal and Child Health Field-Initiated Research Program. She will be studying access to Medicaid dental care among pregnant women and young children.

GHS Senior Hallie Lartius Named Outstanding Sustainability Leader

This year’s Outstanding Sustainability Leader, Hallie Lartius, was nominated by her supervisor, Blake Rupe.

Spring 2021 Global Health Studies Honor Spotlights

Congratulation to the four GHS honors students who successfully completed their honors theses and earned honors in the Global Health Studies major in May 2021.

Honors Global Health Studies Senior Charlotte Lenkaitis awarded the Campus Compact Presidents’ Student Leadership Award

Honors Global Health Studies senior Charlotte Lenkaitis won the Campus Compact Presidents’ Student Leadership Award for the University of Iowa. Presidents’ Awards recognize outstanding contributions in civic and community engagement by students, faculty, staff, collaborative teams, and community organizations on individual member campuses.

GHS Professor Dr. Waltraud Maierhofer's Article Published in NORA-Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research

GHS Professor Dr. Waltraud Maierhofer's article "Abortion in Sweden in in Henning Mankell's Before the Frost" is published in NORA-Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research.

Barriers to Health Equity in Iowa City: Centering Diverse Community Voices on February 3rd, 2021

In this panel, we bring together individuals who work along the spectrum of care for disadvantaged groups to speak about their experiences while striving to improve health outcomes for all individuals in Iowa City.

2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration of Human Rights: January 25-31, 2021

2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration of Human Rights is Sunday, Monday, January 25th through Sunday, January 31. Please visit to see events and activities.

Global Health Studies Program Annual Report 2019-20

The Global Health Studies Program is pleased to share the 2019-20 GHSP Annual Report.

Global Health Studies Assistant Professor Carly Nichols Receives Funding for Food Systems Research

Dr. Carly Nichols, Assistant Professor in Global Health Studies, has received funding through the Interdisciplinary, Scalable Solutions for a Sustainable Future Project for the 2020-21 academic year for research on sustainable food systems and COVID-19. ISSSF grants provide seed funding for the development of major external grant proposals in the environmental and sustainability sciences. The project is supported by the Office of the Provost, Provost Investment Fund and administered by the Office of Sustainability and the Environment.