Global Health

Global Health can be regarded as population health on a trans-national scale. It focuses on the determinants and distribution of health and disease in human populations that affect more than one country. Both inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary approaches are used with the ultimate goal of achieving equity in health across international boundaries. Much of the research focus in global health has recently been redirected to reflect the 17 Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 with the ultimate goal of reducing poverty and improving access to healthcare services for marginalized populations around the world.

The Global Health SR was established in 2005 with the aim of promoting competitive Quebec-led research in the domain, to maximize existing and emerging research potential, and to provide opportunities for networking.

Objectives of the Grouping

  • Increase interdisciplinary, interinstitutional and intersectoral research in global population health and its social determinants.
  • Support structuring initiatives in global health by fostering interdisciplinary, interinstitutional and intersectoral linkages.
  • Facilitate the exchange and utilization of knowledge stemming from global health research.


Person in charge

Lisa Merry, PhD

Professeure adjointe
Université de Montréal
Faculté des sciences infirmières

Pavillon Marguerite-d’Youville, local 6061
+1 514 343-6111 #42726


Thierry Hurlimann

Coordonnateur de recherche
Université de Montréal, IRSPUM 


Le RRSPQ lance plusieurs concours - The QPHRN annonces several new competitions

Consultez la liste de nos concours actuels: cliquez ici - Do not miss our current competitions: click here

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Friendship Bench: A community-based mental health innovation/Le ‘banc de l’amitié’: Une innovation communautaire en santé mentale

This webinar will take place on January 15 from 9 am to 10 am. / Ce webinaire aura lieu le 15 janvier 2020 de 9h à 10h. 

Support for research / QPHRN competitions
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

FR/EN: Soutien à des initiatives structurantes en santé mondiale conduites par des stagiaires postdoctoraux / Support for structuring initiatives in global health led by post-doctoral fellows

Le programme SantéCap est fier de lancer un appel à propositions visant à contribuer au développement des capacités de recherches des chercheurs émergents en soutenant des initiatives structurantes en santé mondiale conduite par des stagiaires postdoctoraux. 

GHR-CAPS is pleased to announce a call for proposals designed to further strengthen the global health research capacity of emerging researchers by supporting structuring initiatives (SI) led by postdoctoral fellows.