The Program for Global Public Health and the Common Good was established in 2018. It is based in the Boston College Connell School of Nursing and affiliated with the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society.
The program offers a 6-course minor and 12-course major in Global Public Health and the Common Good that is open to students from schools across Boston College.
The program offers a 6-course minor and 12 course major in Global Public Health and the Common Good that is open to students from schools across Boston College.
Our researchers study the spread of pandemics, nutrition and health, the health impacts of pollution and climate change, and the ethical foundations of public health.
The program is highly interdisciplinary. It draws on faculty from Boston College’s Schools of Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Education, Management, Theology & Ministry, Law and Social Work.
Reflecting Boston College’s Jesuit, Catholic tradition, the program is rooted in a philosophy of social justice. It seeks to understand, quantify and eradicate inequalities in health. It embodies a preferential option for the poor.
"We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice."