Research Program on Global Health and Human Rights


About the Program

The Research Program on Global Health and Human Rights serves as a forum for the University of Connecticut’s scholarly community interested in global health, human rights, and health inequities. This program is an integral part of the Human Rights Institute, seeking to understand human rights based approaches to health challenges.


This initiative attracts an interdisciplinary audience from the School of Pharmacy, Nursing, Medical Anthropology, and the School of Medicine. The aim of this research group is to strengthen among health professionals and scholars a familiarity with international human rights standards and instruments to effect the health of individuals and populations.

Faculty and Director

The Program is currently under the direction of Sarah Willen, Associate Professor of Anthropology.

Heinz and Virginia Herrmann Distinguished Lecture

Public ListServ

To receive announcements about upcoming events of the Research Program on Global Health and Human Rights, please contact Lyndsay Nalbandian at