Yale Institute of Global Health

Yale’s Institute for Global Health (YIGH) is the focal point for global health at Yale, bringing together expertise and knowledge from across campus with partners around the world. The mission is to improve and accelerate health and health equity for people worldwide through high-impact research, as well as education, service, and advocacy.

Yale has a compelling legacy in the global health arena working within health systems and countries on a range of scientific and capacity-building projects. Yet, as the determinants of health are better understood as more complex and interconnected, it is increasingly clear that improving health requires interdisciplinary expertise and deep collaboration.

Saad B. Omer, PhD, MPH, MBBS is the inaugural director of YIGH. In addition to his appointment at Yale School of Nursing (YSN), Omer holds joint appointments at Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine.

In leading YIGH, Omer will leverage Yale’s preeminence in research, teaching, and clinical care for solving major global health problems. With YSN’s participation, YIGH is developing signature programs in partnership with colleagues around the world, including Yale School’s of Nursing, Medicine, and Public Health, that improve health and reduce preventable deaths.