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Global Scholars

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The Global Scholars Program aims to produce agents of change who will be committed to strengthening health systems, with consequent benefits for the most vulnerable populations, especially children. This is achieved through the two parts of the Global Scholars Program: the Master of Science (MSc) in Global Child Health and the Scholars Projects.



Master of Science in Global Child Health


Every year, 10 working professionals from around the world are selected to participate in the MSc in Global Child Health degree program, which is offered through the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. 


Developed in collaboration with St. Jude Global, the unique interdisciplinary degree program seeks to prepare these professionals to be leaders and innovators in child health locally, regionally and globally. The program integrates traditional academic training and experiential learning, taking advantage of global partnerships and utilizing the exceptional resources and faculty of the St. Jude Graduate School.


The MSc in Global Child Health is offered as a two-year, part-time program, with online classes blended with on-campus workshops and seminars.


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Scholars Projects


As a part of the MSc in Global Child Health, students will write a thesis consisting of a project proposal. These projects provide an opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills and tools acquired through the program to real-world problems.


After students’ successful degree completion, a selection of their theses will be considered for two years of funding by St. Jude Global. Theses selected for funding will be implemented as Global Scholars Projects.


Meet the Global Scholars


Program Contacts 


Shaloo Puri, MBBS, DTCD, MPH, MPA

Associate Dean, Global Child Health

MSc Program Director, Global Scholars Program

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Julie Laveglia, MA

Assistant Dean, Global Child Health MSc Program

Program Manager, Global Scholars Program

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Brooke Happ, MPH

Project Coordinator, Global Scholars Program 

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