Global health in the 21st century is characterized by complexity, connectedness, turbulence, and adaptability. It is a constellation of economic, environmental, political, social, technological, and demographic phenomena. The Dahdaleh Institute focus on these concerns through three themes with a clear priority: the ethical application of transdisciplinary research. Our work takes place under three research themes:
Our research calls urgent attention to the health of human civilization, the state of the natural systems and ecological boundaries in which we live, and the interdependent relationships and dynamics between these interwoven processes.
Global Health & Humanitarianism
We work to improve the clinical public health effectiveness of humanitarian response with scientific research, technological innovation, an appreciation of complex adaptive systems, and critical perspectives that address the realities of humanitarian policy and practice.
Global Health Foresighting
What is the global health we want? We ask this question in multiple ways and contexts, and we pursue innovative and transdisciplinary approaches to design more effective, just, and equitable solutions that address the health challenges of the global commons.