The Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD) is one of the three institutes housed in the Schneider Institutes for Health Policy and Research within the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. The Institute for Global Health and Development works on the structure and delivery of healthcare systems, with research, thought leadership and high-level policy engagement aimed at shaping and informing the Universal Health Coverage agenda. Faculty and researchers in the Institute for Global Health and Development produce high-quality and highly relevant work in the form of peer-reviewed journal articles, reports and presentations; serve on international committees and provide technical assistance to country governments and global institutions. We do direct government advising, policy-relevant research and evaluation, and advocacy to impact policy making in partnership with like-minded institutions in the U.S., the international community and the developing world. At any given time, we are actively involved with over a dozen sponsored international health and development projects in addition to Heller's Master of Science in Global Health Policy and Management and PhD concentration in Health.

Featured Projects

Prenatal blood test given by Second Generation Health Post in Rwanda

Evaluation of Second Generation Health Posts in Rwanda

Professor Donald Shepard is leading a study of Rwanda's new model of providing essential primary health care services within a 30-minute walk of all Rwandans' homes: Second Generation Health Posts (SGHPs).

Assessment and recommendations for the integration of HIV, TB and Malaria programs in Haiti

In collaboration with Pharos Global Health Advisors, Professor Diana Bowser has been working on a Global Fund project to identify integration opportunities for Haiti’s HIV, TB, and malaria response programs.

Establishment of an Analytics Hub to support the PEPFAR program

The Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy has funded the establishment of an Analytics Hub at the Heller School to conduct economic analysis that will provide evidence needed to inform decisions around programmatic investments for PEPFAR. As part of this work, the Analytics Hub will play a central role in a multi-country effort to implement and analyze activity-based costing.