Eck Institute for Global Health // University of Notre Dame

Eck Institute for Global Health

Health is a fundamental human right


The University of Notre Dame's Eck Institute for Global Health is a university-wide enterprise that recognizes health as a fundamental human right and endeavors to promote research, training, and service to advance health standards for all people, especially people in low and middle-income countries, who are disproportionately impacted by preventable diseases.

Members of the Eck Institute for Global Health are working to address global health challenges through basic and applied research. Notre Dame is a world leader in vector research and is home to VectorBase and VecNET.

HOT TOPIC: ZIKA! For more information about the mosquito-borne Zika virus and to learn about Notre Dame faculty and alumni research, click here.  


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Paul P. Weinstein Memorial Lecture – Global Health in the 21st Century

October 19, 2016

The 2016 Paul P. Weinstein Memorial Lecture presented by the Eck Institute for Global Health featured B. Fenton “Lee” Hall, MD, PhD, Chief of the Parasitology and International Programs Branch (PIPB) in the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). …

Notre Dame student research makes positive impact on health in Northern Indiana

October 04, 2016

While many of our Master of Science in Global Health students traveled internationally for their Capstone in May and June, Kaila Barber ’15, ’16 MS, a Notre Dame Varsity Track Athlete, conducted her capstone research project in South Bend, Indiana with AIDS Ministries AIDS Assist (AMAA). AMAA is a local organization that provides care coordination services for persons living with HIV (PLWH) in North Central Indiana and free HIV testing and educational outreach for the community. Through the work of Notre Dame’s Assistant Professor Heidi Beidinger-Burnett, the Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH) has developed a strong partnership with AMAA.…


Global Health Scholars Lecture

Mon Nov 21, 2016 • 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Life on the Edge (of the Science/Policy Interface)

Christl Donnelly, FMEDSCI FRS

Professor of Statistical Epidemiology

Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health

Imperial College London

Prof Christl Donnelly FMedSci, FRS is a statistician and epidemiologist studying the spread and control of infectious diseases, with a particular interest in outbreaks. Having graduated from Mishawaka High School in 1984, she studied mathematics (BA) at Oberlin College and biostatistics (MSc, ScD) at Harvard School of Public Health, graduating in 1992. Following a lecturer position at University of Edinburgh (1992-95), she joined the Wellcome Trust Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases at University of Oxford (1995-00). Since 2000, she has worked at Imperial College London. Christl has studied Zika virus, Ebola, MERS, influenza, SARS, bovine TB, foot-and-mouth disease, rabies, cholera, dengue, BSE/vCJD, malaria and HIV/AIDS. She is a leading member of the WHO Ebola Response Team (2014-). She was also deputy chair of the Independent Scientific Group on Cattle TB (1998-2007) which designed, oversaw and analysed the Randomised Badger Culling Trial. In addition to epidemiology and disease control, she is interested in conservation and animal welfare. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society, a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and an Honorary Fellow of the Zoological Society of London.…

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Karen A. Goraleski, Executive Director

Wed Jan 25, 2017 • 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Karen Goraleski is Executive Director of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Ms. Goraleski oversees all aspects of the Society’s efforts, including the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; the CTropMed®- Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health; the Annual Meeting, which attracts a global audience and is widely considered the premier meeting in tropical medicine; and a portfolio of activities that includes awards and research opportunities, policy development, advocacy, communications, and membership. Read her complete bio here

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