Division of International Health

Luz Claudio, PhD has been the Chief of the Division of International Health since 2004. She has led the Division in strengthening sustainable, long-term, and mutually-beneficial bilateral collaborations with international partners. She and her team train postdoctoral fellows and visiting professors from overseas, and deploy American students to various research sites around the globe.


The Division of International Health strives to connect and engage faculty in international collaborations that advance environmental medicine and public health among all communities, without limitation from institutional or geographic boundaries.

Improving Health Worldwide

We seek to develop and facilitate bi-directional collaboration between members of the department and researchers in other countries. This goal is founded on the principle that discoveries in environmental medicine and public health must be shared among scientists, students, and communities with similar interests, regardless of their geographic locations, in order to improve health everywhere in the world.

Since 2004, the Division of International Health has established collaborations with the following educational institutions worldwide including:

  • Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • National Institute of Public Health, Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • National Institute for Social Security, Mexico City, Mexico
  • University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
  • University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
  • Pediatric Environmental Specialty Unit, Murcia, Spain
  • H. A. Barcelo Foundation University Institute of Health Sciences, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Fundación Huésped, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Mahidol University and Chulabhorn Research Institute, Bangkok, Thailand

We also train junior- to mid-career scientists and physicians from other countries in environmental and occupational medicine and public health. We have a number of postdoctoral fellows and visiting faculty from Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Spain, South Africa, Ireland, and Thailand engaging in collaborative research projects of six months or longer.

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