The doctoral program in global health leadership is designed to meet the foundational competencies outlined by CEPH for DrPH programs. In addition, program graduates are expected to apply a global perspective to their mastery of all program competencies.
DrPH foundational competencies
Data and analysis
- Explain qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods and policy analysis research and evaluation methods to address health issues at multiple (individual, group, organization, community and population) levels
- Design a qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, policy analysis or evaluation project to address a public health issue
- Explain the use and limitations of surveillance systems and national surveys in assessing, monitoring and evaluating policies and programs and to address a population’s health
Leadership, management and governance
- Propose strategies for health improvement and elimination of health inequities by organizing stakeholders, including researchers, practitioners, community leaders and other partners
- Communicate public health science to diverse stakeholders, including individuals at all levels of health literacy, for purposes of influencing behavior and policies
- Integrate knowledge, approaches, methods, values and potential contributions from multiple professions and systems in addressing public health problems
- Create a strategic plan
- Facilitate shared decision making through negotiation and consensus-building methods
- Create organizational change strategies
- Propose strategies to promote inclusion and equity within public health programs, policies and systems
- Assess one’s own strengths and weaknesses in leadership capacities, including cultural proficiency
- Propose human, fiscal and other resources to achieve a strategic goal
- Cultivate new resources and revenue streams to achieve a strategic goal
Policy and programs
- Design a system-level intervention to address a public health issue
- Integrate knowledge of cultural values and practices in the design of public health policies and programs
- Integrate scientific information, legal and regulatory approaches, ethical frameworks and varied stakeholder interests in policy development and analysis
- Propose interprofessional team approaches to improving public health
Education and workforce development
- Assess an audience’s knowledge and learning needs
- Deliver training or educational experiences that promote learning in academic, organizational or community settings
- Use best practice modalities in pedagogical practices
Global health leadership competencies
In addition to the CEPH foundational competencies, students also master the five additional global health leadership competencies listed below.
- Analyze the roles and relationships of international organizations and other entities influencing global health.
- Critique the impact of global policies on health equity and social justice across a range of cultural, economic and health contexts.
- Apply an understanding of global economic, political, and social conditions on population health worldwide.
- Apply diplomacy and conflict resolution strategies with global partners.
- Exhibit communication skills that demonstrate respect for other perspectives and cultures.