Global Health Institute Thailand

This opportunity is made available by Chiang Mai University (CMU). Since 2012, the University of Minnesota has collaborated with CMU on this program designed to foster collective action for the benefit of public health, food security and ecosystem health.

Dates and Location

July 2-13, 2018
Chiang Mai, Thailand


Knowledge and Skills for Addressing Emerging Infectious Disease at Convergence of Animal, Human, and Environmental Health

Global Health Institute – Thailand 2018 (GHI 2018) represents an international collaboration between two World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Collaborating Centres for Veterinary Services Capacity Building: the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFS), University of Minnesota, and the Veterinary Public Health Centre for Asia Pacific (VPHCAP), Chiang Mai University, also an Excellence Centre for Veterinary Public Health at Chiang Mai University. The GHI provides an opportunity for participants from university, government and industry sectors to meet together with faculties from the University of Minnesota and academic institutions in Thailand to examine the impact of globalization on health and identify strategies that support a healthy and productive global workforce.

GHI 2018 offers 6 track courses that can be selected by each participant, including:

  • Course 1: Global health leadership
  • Course 2: Participatory epidemiology: OneHealth - EcoHealth
  • Course 3: Application of molecular epidemiology for global grand challenges
  • Course 4: To Be Announced
  • Course 5: Risk analysis in practice to improve food system
  • Course 6: Geographical information systems (GIS) and spatial analysis

Additionally, the 5th Food Safety and Zoonoses Symposium for Asia Pacific will be held during GHI 2018 on July 6-7, 2018. A call for abstracts is currently open for oral or poster presentations for the symposium. Abstracts are due to VPHCAP by April 2, 2018. Note: Applicants for the CGHSR travel award are not required to submit an abstract for the symposium, but are encouraged to do so. Depending on the number of applicants for the travel award, preference may be given to those with an accepted abstract.

Learn more on the GHI 2018 Website

Travel Award Details

A limited number of $2,000 travel awards are available for AHC students and residents to attend GHI 2018.

University of Minnesota will not offer credit for this experience. It is up to students to confer with their academic advisor as to how it may meet their specific requirements. Before applying, students are required to obtain permission from their advisors and the instructors of any courses that they may be missing.


Applications for 2018 are now closed. Applicants will be notified of their funding by early May 2018.


Questions about the Travel Award

Erin Mann

Questions about GHI Content or Logistics

GHIT 2015 Reflection

Sylvia Wanzala, a PhD student at the U of M College of Veterinary Medicine, participated in the Global Health Institute in Chiang Mai, Thailand in February 2015.