Home Courses The Global Health Delivery Intensive Course 2022


The Global Health Delivery Project is a joint initiative of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard University. We research and write case studies about what works in health care delivery and run courses for global health professionals. Our mission is to create a global network of professionals dedicated to improving the delivery of value-based health care.

GHDI is a rigorous, non-degree summer program that trains public health leaders and health practitioners through a curriculum of epidemiology, management science and global health delivery, enabling them to effectively design and manage programs that improve health outcomes for the populations they serve. 

The program is intended for mid-career health professionals who seek training in health care delivery concepts and skills. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to health and experience in health organizations, with a substantial background in health care or a related field. Practitioners, policy leaders, and administrators are all strong candidates for the program. International candidates are encouraged to apply. Current undergraduates are not eligible to participate.

Participants take three courses, which are also part of a new, separate Master of Medical Sciences in Global Health Delivery (MMSc-GHD) degree-program offered through Harvard Medical School.

2022 Course Updates

Our faculty has been deeply involved in global COVID-19 response, and our course content will reflect the impact of the pandemic on care delivery and management processes in the US and globally. In 2022 the program will be delivered virtually

Dates & Deadlines

  • August 18, 2021: Applications open through SOPHAS Express
  • January 15, 2022: Priority deadline for applications
  • February 1, 2022: Application deadline
  • May 1, 2022: Complete form for Third Party Contract / Sponsored Billing (if applicable)
  • Mid-July, 2022: Submit full tuition payment (except for sponsored students); bill must be cleared to remain enrolled. Please review the Refund Schedule.
  • July 5, 2022: Orientation and check-in
  • July 6, 2022: Classes begin
  • July 22, 2022: Classes end

GHDI seeks individuals who have a demonstrated commitment to global health and significant experience in global health organizations or a related field. Most of our students are mid-career, typically hold a  master’s or doctoral degree in a health-related field, and/or have at least three years of relevant experience. Many students have clinical experience as physicians, nurses, pharmicists, social workers and community health workers. 

GHDI participants must have an undergraduate degree. International candidates are encouraged to apply. A strong command of the English language is highly recommended.

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