Global Affairs and Planetary Health

The Yale School of Nursing’s Office of Global Affairs and Planetary Health (GAPH) promotes education and engagement in activities that advance population-level improvements in health of communities around the world and the Earth’s ecosystem on which they depend. As the central coordination point for all international activities at YSN, GAPH develops and organizes educational programming on topics related to global health and serves as the liaison office for the wide array of activities and opportunities offered through the Yale Institute for Global Health. Faculty, staff, and students can consult GAPH on ideas involving global-focused service or local and international scholarly activities. In cooperation with the Office of Research, GAPH hosts international scholars for research capacity-building and collaboration, and it offers consultation to YSN faculty regarding their interests in or plans to conduct research that involves international engagement. GAPH also helps to facilitate successful engagement of partners to collaborate and support faculty research. The office also oversees the Global Health Track: see Global Health Track under Curriculum in the chapter Master’s Program (M.S.N.). For more information, contact Mary Ann Marshak (, senior administrative assistant for global affairs and planetary health.