GHIC 2019: Global Health & Innovation Conference
April 13-14, 2019
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Web-Based Social Enterprise Pitches: Ideas in Development

"The Global Think Forum," Kevin Xu, Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Global Health; Undergraduate, Columbia University

Kevin Xu, Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Global Health (JGH), presented a global health online think tank, GlobalThink. Headquartered at Columbia University, JGH is Columbia University’s premier undergraduate public and global health journal, featuring original student research in public health. GlobalThink, one of the many facets of JGH, is itself a two-part project: 1) the GlobalThink forum, and 2) WiGH? The Podcast. The GlobalThink forum, modeled after The New York Times' “Room For Debate”, features student essays in response to controversial and time-sensitive global health problems. GlobalThink also features a weekly podcast, “What is Global Health?” (WiGH?), which brings together the voices of prominent scientists, activists, thinkers and student leaders representing the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. By fostering greater interdisciplinary dialogue on the fundamental moral questions in health, WiGH? seeks to synthesize cross-curricular and cross-cultural solutions to major public health problems in a globalized world.