The Global Health Core

Investigator: Sriram Shamasunder, MD
Sponsor: UCSF Dept of Hospital Medicine

Location(s): Ghana; Liberia; India; Nepal; Haiti


The Global Health Core (GHC) within the Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, aims to improve the health of vulnerable populations throughout the world by adapting the unique skill sets of academic hospitalists to resource poor settings to reduce the burden of disease and realize global health equity. These skills broadly include health systems strengthening, medical education, quality improvement, knowledge sharing, and clinically competent care of acutely ill patients. Through direct experience and scholarship, these hospitalists will add depth and breadth to sustainable and innovative research, service and training in the field of global health.


Our faculty and fellows are currently collaborating with the following organizations: 

Partners in Health in Haiti 

Tiyatien Health in Liberia 

Tribal Health Initiative in India 

Centre for Public Health and Equity in India 

Ghana Health Service and the International Cardiovascular Health Alliance