Global Health: Case Studies from a Biosocial Perspective is a Harvard course that is free and open to anyone who seeks to develop an interdisciplinary view of global health. It develops a toolkit of analytical approaches and uses them to examine historical and contemporary global health initiatives with careful attention to a critical sociology of knowledge. The teaching team, four physician-anthropologists, draws on experiences working in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Americas, to investigate what the field of global health may include, how global health problems are defined and constructed, and how global health interventions play out in expected and unexpected ways.

Two of the course’s instructors, Arthur Kleinman and Paul Farmer, are co-authors of Reimagining Global Health: An Introduction, which serves as a foundational text for the course.

Watch the course intro video below to learn more!