Global Health Academic Community

Faculty Lead: D. Troy Moon, M.D., MPH


  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of challenges and strategies for Global Health and Development
  2. Critically assess complexities of global health issues, particularly those most applicable in low-resource settings
  3. Develop the ability to practice patient-centered care by improving awareness and communication skills with culturally diverse patient populations and staff
  4. Demonstrate cultural competency and engage in appropriate discussions about different perspectives and approaches to patient management and medical system design
  5. Describe the role of a visiting health care professional in maintaining a sustainable, ethically-responsible, and mutually beneficial relationship with the host institutions
  6. Complete a global health academic project/scholarly activity
  7. Demonstrate peer teaching of Global Health issues


  1. Resident Initiated Project
    All residents in the Global Health Academic Community will be required to complete a scholarly project or activity.  This will be planned with Dr. Moon and the help of your international or local field site's assigned Faculty supervisor.  This project will be presented either in poster or oral presentation format at local (including Vanderbilt Department of Pediatrics Research Retreat) and/or national meeting
  2. Required Reading
    a.  Reimagining Global Health by Farmer, Kim, Kleinman, and Basilico
    b.  Additional readings will be assigned for each session below
  3. Required small group sessions for first two months of each calendar year
  4. Required monthly sessions for the remaining 10 months of each calendar year

Please visit the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health for more information.