Division of Global Health
and Texas Global

A collaboration between Dell Medical School’s Department of Population Health and Texas Global,
UT Austin’s Global Health Program tackles the world’s toughest health challenges.

The Story

The Division of Global Health in the Department of Population Health focuses on leveraging education, research and service to advance health equity for people in Central Texas and worldwide.

The division’s programming intersects the missions of Dell Medical School and Texas Global at The University of Texas at Austin to cultivate globally minded leaders, improve overall health outcomes in Texas and partner communities, and build cross-disciplinary collaboration to address social and structural determinants of health.



Events & Interest Groups


Global Health Electives for Students & Residents


Funding Opportunities & Internships

Interested faculty and staff meet monthly to hear and share updates and opportunities in global health.

Email globalhealthdellmed@austin.utexas.edu to be added to the listserv.

Students interested in global health meet regularly to participate in learning opportunities and service projects, advocate alongside faculty for global health efforts at Dell Med, attend CUGH, and lead the annual Global to Local conference. Current students may email globalhealthdellmed@austin.utexas.edu to be added to the listserv.

The Foundations in Global Health Enrichment Elective exposes students to core topics in global health. It is designed for a diverse group of first year medical students, including those with no global health experience to those with extensive experience or dedicated interest in a global health career track.  The elective uses discussion groups, lectures, case studies, readings, and guest speakers to provide a broad overview of core global health topics, and invites students to dive deeper through their own independent study.  The faculty director, Dr. Tim Mercer, is the Chief of the Division of Global Health at Dell Medical School. He provides mentorship to interested students, engages this cohort of students into the Global Health Student Interest Group, and supports global health service, educational and research opportunities.

Our Team

Tim Mercer

M.D., chief of the Division of Global Health

Laurie Young

director of special initiatives at Texas Global

Ricardo C. Ainslie

Ph.D., director of research and education for AMPATH México

Tim Ruttan

M.D., assistant director for pediatrics for AMPATH México

Beth Felker

program manager for AMPATH México

Bill Tierney

M.D., faculty adviser

Sarayu Adeni

global health program coordinator at Dell Med and Texas Global

Denise Dodd

program administrator in the Department of Population Health

Our Interdisciplinary Team

Our Partners

Many thanks to our philanthropic supporters — critical partners in our mission to improve health locally and globally. To meet our donors, learn more or make a gift of your own, visit Dell Med’s website.