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NS 3090: Global Health Case Studies

Overview

NS 3090: Global Health Case Studies from Weill Cornell Medicine is a 13-week seminar style course offered to undergraduate students at Cornell University’s Ithaca campus. It is taught by Weill Cornell Medicine faculty members from multiple departments (see below), who share their experiences in global health and international work.  

The course aims to provide students with a basic understanding of worldwide biosocial factors that impact health, such as poverty and economics, gender violence, and access to natural resources. 

Course Design

Seminars are led by Weill Cornell Medicine faculty who practice medicine in developing and lower middle income countries, such as Tanzania, India, and Syria. This diverse group of physicians has experience in global surgery and anesthesia, emergency response to humanitarian disasters, and the biosocial factors that impact health. Faculty provide unique insight into their own work and experience, and demonstrate how medical treatment must be coupled with an understanding of the social context of a region in order to enact effective public health programs. 

Curriculum

Undergraduate clinical teaching methods for this course have been carefully developed under the guidance of the Cornell Center for Teaching Innovation and include seminars, case study discussions, and assigned readings. Through this uniquely designed curriculum students are challenged to describe the scope of global surgery and anesthesia, and the emergency response to domestic and international humanitarian disasters such as the Ebola and Zika outbreaks, the Haitian earthquake, and the Syrian refugee crisis.

Selected Seminar Topics Covered Include:

  • Global Surgery and Anesthesiology
  • Ebola Pandemic
  • Syrian Refugee Crisis 
  • Global Mental Health 
  • Global Cancer Trends
  • Global Health Research
  • Health and Human Rights
  • Global Health Disparities
  • Medical Anthropology

Student Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Students are able to describe the scope of global surgery and anesthesia and the emergency response to domestic and international humanitarian disasters.
  2. Students develop a basic understanding of worldwide biosocial factors that impact health and are able to describe the sustainable nature of existing initiatives, both domestic and abroad.
  3. Students are able to compare and contrast the differences between traditional medical mission style work abroad and a biosocial approach to global health.  

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Faculty

Headshot of Eric Brumberger
Eric Brumberger, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Residency Program Director
Headshot of Gunisha Kaur
Gunisha Kaur, M.D., M.A.
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, Global Health Initiative
Program Director, Anesthesia Global Health Fellowship
Headshot of Josyann Abisaab
Josyann Abisaab, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Headshot of Onyinye  Balogun
Onyinye Balogun, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology
Headshot of Madelon Finkel
Madelon Finkel, Ph.D.
Professor of Clinical Healthcare Policy and Research
Headshot of James Gallagher
James Gallagher , M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Headshot of Duncan Hau
Duncan Hau, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Headshot of Halinder Mangat
Halinder Mangat, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Headshot of Jyoti Mathad
Jyoti S. Mathad, M.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Headshot of Vivian Pender
Vivian Pender, M.D., DLFAPA
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Headshot of Joseph Shin
Joseph Shin, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Headshot of Matt Simon
Matt Simon, M.D., MSc
Assistant Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research
Headshot of Sheida Tabaie
Sheida Tabaie, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology

Contact Us

Dept. of Anesthesiology
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine
525 East 68th Street, Box 124
New York, NY 10065
Fax: (212) 746-8563

Office of the Chair
Phone: (212) 746-2962
E-mail:  Marissa Matarazzo, mam7036@med.cornell.edu

Residency and Fellowship Education
Direct all inquiries to:
Phone: (212) 746-2941
E-mail: anes-programs@med.cornell.edu

Patient Billing Inquiries
Phone: (855) 880-0343