Introduction to Global Health

Meet the Faculty

Oladele Ogunseitan

Oladele (Dele) Ogunseitan is professor of Public Health and founding Chair of the department of Population Health and Disease Prevention at the University of California, Irvine, where he is also professor of Social Ecology. After undergraduate and graduate training at the University of Ife, Nigeria, he earned his doctorate in microbiology at the University of Tennessee, and his Master of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, where he also earned a certificate in International Health. He researches the nexus of industrial development, environmental quality and human health. He is the author of Microbial Diversity (Blackwell-Wiley, 2005) and editor of Green Health (Sage, 2011). He was the founding editor of African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. His articles have appeared in Science, The Lancet Global Health, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Environmental Health Perspectives, Environmental Management, and Environmental Science & Technology.

Created by Oladele Ogunseitan

Introduction to Global Health

Spring Quarter 2018


UC Irvine, PUBHLTH 170
4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units

This course is one of a suite of courses developed in partnership with the UC Global Health Institute (UCGHI). Dedicated to training the next generation of global health leaders, UCGHI harnesses the expertise of faculty and programs across the UC system to improve the health and lives of people in California and around the world.

Provides a foundational interdisciplinary understanding of global health issues and their importance to various societal goals, including poverty reduction, economic productivity, and peace promotion. Covers major communicable and non-communicable diseases and demographic patterns of disease burden.

Important dates: 

Registration opens: June 1, 2018 
Registration ends: Sep 26, 2018
First day of instruction: Sep 27, 2018
Last day of instruction: Dec 7, 2018


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Oladele Ogunseitan