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 


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

FR/EN - Bulletin Santé Mondiale Octobre 2018 / Global Health Newsletter October 2018

Consultez le bulletin Octobre 2018 du RS Santé mondiale - Read the October 2018 newsletter of the SG Global Health

Thursday, August 30, 2018

FR/EN - Bulletin Santé Mondiale Août 2018 / Global Health Newsletter August 2018

Consultez le bulletin Août 2018 du RS Santé mondiale - Read the August 2018 newsletter of the SG Global Health

Support for research / QPHRN competitions
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 to Monday, October 1, 2018

FR/EN: Subvention de démarrage en recherche en santé mondiale - Seed Grant Support in Global Health Research

Soutien à des initiatives structurantes: Subvention de démarrage pour le soutien de nouveaux partenariats de recherche en santé mondiale – Regroupement stratégique en santé mondiale du RRSPQ - $10,000. 

Support for “structuring initiatives”: Seed Grant Support for New Research Collaborations in Global Health – Global Health Strategic Grouping of the QPHRN - $10,000.

Research grants and scholarships
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 to Monday, October 1, 2018

FR/EN: Soutien aux activités de diffusion des résultats à l’étranger - Funding Opportunity: Support for Results Dissemination Activities Abroad

L’objectif de ce concours est d’offrir des bourses permettant aux étudiant(e)s de retourner à leurs sites d’études afin d’y présenter les résultats de leur recherche. A competition designed to support Québec graduate students as well as postdoctoral fellows in the dissemination of their global health research results

Thursday, June 28, 2018

FR/EN - Bulletin Santé Mondiale Juin 2018 / Global Health Newsletter June 2018

Consultez le bulletin Juin 2018 du RS Santé mondiale - Read the June newsletter of the SG Global Health

Welcome to the Global Health Strategic Group newsletter,

Your bi-monthly peek at what is happening behind the scenes in the field of global health, with trending news, upcoming events, funding opportunities and more! Read on to find out what researchers across all disciplines of global health research have been up to in recent months.