Mount Sinai Global Health

Mount Sinai Global Health is a new institution-wide interdisciplinary program at The Icahn School of Medicine. We are working to improve the health of people around the world by building global partnerships in research, education, and patient care – in turn creating a forum for collaboration among the school’s students, physicians, scientists, and trainees interested and involved in global health.

Our goals are to:

  • Reduce infant and child mortality
  • Reduce deaths among women in pregnancy and childbirth
  • Control the global spread of infectious diseases and chronic diseases
  • Prevent diseases caused by the global spread of toxic chemicals

Student and Faculty Training

Mount Sinai Global Health will provide all of our students, residents and faculty with basic understanding of key issues in global health and encourage them to direct their careers globally.

The initiative will build stable partnerships in research, education and clinical care with selected medical institutions in developing countries - global partners where we can send our students and faculty with confidence in good mentorship. We will encourage these partners to send their select students and faculty scholars to Mount Sinai.

We’ve also helped to prevent the spread of heart disease, obesity and diabetes in the rapidly growing new mega-cities of the developing world; and trained the next generation of leaders in global health within Mount Sinai and in sister institutions in Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.

Please join us and support our work. The task is enormous, but with your support and our expertise, we can make a difference in helping people worldwide.

Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc
Dean for Global Health
Professor and Chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics