Video feature: Princeton's involvement in global health

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Princeton's Global Health Initiative had a transformative effect on Yolisa Nalule, a molecular biology major and member of the class of 2010 who received a certificate in global health and health policy. In this video feature she talks about her "Aha! moment" while taking Professor João Biehl's medical anthropology course  -- part of the global health curriculum -- where she realized she wanted to work to advance global health policy.

Video stills courtesy of Susan Fou

Through its Global Health Initiative, Princeton strives to educate students who will become leaders in the fields of health and health care, with a focus on the policy dimensions of global health. In this short video, faculty members describe Princeton's interdisciplinary approach to global health and health policy, and undergraduate students speak about their research in countries around the world. 

"It really does bridge science into social science into public policy in a way that very few other institutions can do, and if you really want to get a handle on these issues, you need to have all of that together -- the subject matter demands it," said Christina Paxson, dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Hughes-Rogers Professor of Economics and Public Affairs. "This multidisciplinary focus is not just nice but essential. ... We can launch students into careers where they can make a difference doing something that's really, really important."

The video was produced as part of a series showcasing Princeton life and academics as part of "Aspire: A Plan for Princeton," which is the University's current $1.75 billion fundraising campaign.