Brown School > Academics > Master of Public Health > Global Health Specialization Brown Page Content 1Global Health Specialization The Global Health specialization prepares students to confront complex issues primarily impacting resource-poor populations around the world. Understanding and confronting global health issues often requires transdisciplinary approaches that integrate multiple sectors working together for creative solutions. Strategies focus on vulnerable groups such as pregnant and lactating women, infants, young children, adolescents, internally displaced persons, refugees, persons with disabilities and older adults. The specialization provides students with knowledge about major infectious and chronic diseases, as well as other health conditions. Students learn to deconstruct and analyze mainstream development discourse and develop a context-specific understanding of the root causes that lead to health outcomes. Students also create program and policy solutions to address global health problems. Graduates are prepared for careers in multilateral organizations, the United States federal government, and nongovernmental organizations based in the U.S. and abroad.