About the Office of Global and Border Health

Our programs expose student to high-quality, evidence-based, interdisciplinary clinical and public health care under the resource constraints typically found in developing nations.

Students have the opportunities to apply their medical knowledge to health care situations around the world and to learn from colleagues and experts abroad in the fields of tropical medicine, nutrition and public health.

These equal partnerships are aimed at promoting health equity here and abroad through shared development of best practices. Students involved in this curriculum return better prepared to provide care to patients and communities in Arizona and the Southwest border region, elsewhere in the US, or internationally.

Journal References key to our mission

  • Pust RE, Moher SP, Moher LM, Newman JS. International health: a problem-based core curriculum. Journal of Medical Education 1984;59:522-523.
  • Pust RE. US abundance of physicians and international health. JAMA 1984;252:385-388.
  • Pust R, Moher S. A core curriculum for international health: evaluating ten years’ experience at the University of Arizona. Academic Medicine 1992;67:90-94.
  • Heck J, Pust R. A national consensus on an essential international health curriculum for medical schools. Academic Medicine 1993;68:596-598.
  • Pust R, Moher S. Medical Education for International Health: The Arizona Experience. Infectious Disease Clinics of North America. 1995;9:445-51.
  • Homedes N, et al. Globalization & health at the United States-Mexico border. Amer J Public Health 2003;93:2016-22.
  • Berwick DM. Lessons from developing nations on improving health care, British Medical Journal 2004;328:1124-29.
  • Buekens P. Evidence-based global health. JAMA 2004; 291: 2639-41.
  • Pust RE. Balance of trade: export-import in family medicine. Family Med 2007;39:746-8
  • Pust R. 25 Years Preparing a North American Workforce for Global health: 543 Graduates of Arizona’s Summer Course. Global Health Education Consortium 18th Annual Conference. Seattle WA. April 4, 2009
  • Pust RE. Global Health Distinction Track at University of Arizona [In Evert J, et al. Developing Global Health Programming: a Guidebook for Medical and Professional Schools. 2013.
  • Nelson BD, Azzopardi PS, Ahn R, Drain PK, Peacock-Chambers E, Evert J, Matineau N, Kerry VB, Pust RE.[eds]  Essential clinical global health: a multi-national collaboration develops a pioneering new 2015 textbook. CUGH 6th Annual Conference. Boston MA. March 2015.
  • Pust R, Azzopardi P, Patel S. Working Clinically in Resource-Limited Settings. Chapter 1. In: Nelson B(ed). Essential Clinical Global health. London: Wiley, 2015.
  • Bhattacharyya O, Wu D, Mossman K, et al. Criteria to assess potential reverse innovations: opportunities for shared learning between high- and low-income countries. Globalization and Health 2017;13:4.