About Us

The Applied Global Public Health Initiative (AGPHI) is a lab within the NYU College of Global Public Health run by Dr. Chris Dickey. Overarching research initiatives focus on global public health challenges that require an applied approach to problem solving. Our mission is to develop innovative, systems-based competencies to apply needs-driven, equitable solutions for sustainable Global Public Health development.

Students working on the projects encompassed by AGPHI assist in managing programs with international and domestic agency partners (e.g., UNICEF, WFP, etc.) and further develop and utilize their skill sets in software development, communications, epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics, community health, and maternal/child health. Our mission is to provide practical and applicable real-world public health experience while tackling the public health issues we are currently facing in various areas of the world as well as right here in New York. During our weekly meetings we work together to troubleshoot roadblocks, exchange ideas, and discuss opportunities for growth.