Eck Institute for Global Health // University of Notre Dame

Eck Institute for Global Health

Health is a fundamental human right


Welcome Dr. Bernard Nahlen!


The Eck Institute for Global Health welcomes alumnus Bernard Nahlen, MD, starting December 1, 2017, as our new Director with an appointment of Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. Nahlen comes to the position with vast leadership in the field of global health. He has worked with research colleagues and disease elimination programs around the world for most of his career. Most notably, Nahlen comes to Notre Dame with experience and skills to support Notre Dame faculty and their global research projects.

"I join in sharing the accolades and excitement of welcoming Bernard back to campus," states Katherine Taylor, Associate Director and Director of Global Health Training. "We were both stationed in Kenya in the 1990s where our work overlapped. To be continuing our global health work decades later and be part of the same team, at our alma mater, is something I never would have thought possible."

Join our team! We have faculty positions open with our Institute and the Department of Biological Sciences:

Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor faculty candidates interested in working directly with our Master of Science in Global Health program are encouraged to apply.

Assistant Professor of Human Pathogen or Vector Biology faculty candidates who study the biology of human pathogen, pathogen vector, or the response of the human host to infection, particularly those with cross-disciplinary research programs, are encouraged to apply.

Assistant Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology faculty candidates who use quantitative approaches to study mechanisms that influence the dynamics and/or control of human pathogen transmission are encouraged to apply.       


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.


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