Center for Global Public Health

The Tufts Center for Global Public Health is strategically invested in the current and future global health issues. As the world population undergoes demographic, social economic and epidemiological transitions, our research is evolving to stay ahead of the curve. These transitions are in a place where both the current (stunting, infectious diseases, poor water) and the future (obesity, hypertension, aging population, malnutrition in the elderly) co-exist.


Our research is motivated to understand the underlying factors that lead to the observed inequities or high disease burden with a main aim to formulate practical, cost-effective and sustainable solutions. We conduct quantitative and qualitative research as needed. Whether observational studies or clinical trials, our research is designed to generate evidence and address issues with the local input and context by working with local collaborators and communities.


We are engaged in collaborative capacity building in research and research education in multiple countries to ensure sustainability. We are also involved in implementation science, focusing on how to scale up and effectively deliver research findings in the real world. This involves research collaborations with international organizations, non-governmental organizations and local government entities to update and inform monitoring and evaluation strategies, operational research and assessing impact of policies and strategic interventions.

Faculty Profiles

 Photo of Odilia Bermudez, Public Health faculty member

Odilia Bermudez, PhD, MPH, LND, is the Concentration Leader of Global Health for the MPH program within the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine. 

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