Collaborations & Advocacy

The Boston College Program for Global Health works collaboratively with organizations throughout the United States and the world to serve its core mission through research and advocacy.


The Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi

The Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi is the largest, oldest, and most comprehensive university in the state of San Luis Potosí, Mexico. The university was founded as a Jesuit College in 1624.

C-Change Center, Harvard University

The BC Program for Global Public Health collaborates with the C-Change Center on projects related to climate change, air pollution, and health.

Centre Scientifique de Monaco

The Centre Scientifique de Monaco supports scientific research and actions by governmental and international organizations to protect and conserve the life of the ocean.

Collegium Ramazzini

The BC Program for Global Public Health and the Common Good collaborates with the Collegium Ramazzini, an independent, international society in environmental and occupational medicine, and with its research arm, the Ramazzini Institute.

Consortium of Universities for Global Health

Boston College is a member of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. CUGH supports academic institutions and partners to improve the wellbeing of people and the planet.

Dept. of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard University

BC Global Health collaborates with Harvard Global Health and Social Medicine.

Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco

In collaboration with the Fondation, BC is conducting a study on Ocean Pollution and Human Health.

IS Global

IS Global, the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, contributes to the efforts undertaken by the international community to close the gaps in health disparities between and within different regions of the world.

Minderoo Foundation

Through our partnership with the Minderoo Foundation, we are helping to shape the UNEP Global Plastics Treaty.

Planetary Health Alliance

The Planetary Health Alliance is a transdisciplinary education and research center based in the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health that analyzes the impacts of climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss on human health and on all life on Earth.

United Nations Environment (UNEP)

United Nations Environment (UNEP) is the environmental agency of the United Nations and is responsible for coordinating the UN’s responses to environmental challenges.

World Health Organization

The Boston College Program for Global Public Health and the Common Good works in partnership with the World Health Organization to protect the world’s children against environmental threats to health.


The Boston College Program for Global Public Health and the Common Good translates science into evidence-based advocacy to advance population health and achieve social justice.

We testify before Congress on national public health issues.

We publish editorials and advisories in major media outlets on air pollution, mercury, asbestos, lead, pesticide poisoning and global climate change.

Our faculty and students are working locally to oppose placement of a large, natural gas compressor station in a densely populated, low-income, environmental justice community in North Weymouth, Massachusetts.

We educate health professionals, parents and the public.

We work with UN Environment and the World Health Organization.