Program on Public and International Engagement for Health

Director: Bernard Appiah, Dr.P.H, M.D.C, M.S., B.Pharm
Organizational Location: SPH, Public Health Studies
Phone: 979-436-9456

The Program on Public and International Engagement for Health goals are to develop a public engagement expertise that focuses on cross-cultural competence and multi-disciplinary perspectives and to build a model research program that uses innovative public engagement approaches for addressing health challenges globally. The PIEH also aims to develop a methodology for evaluating public engagement approaches for promoting health globally. The PIEH works collaboratively with global partners such as African institutions and partner organizations within TAMU, the TAMU system, the state of Texas and the U.S.

The PIEH facilitates translational research, training, and outreach focused on public engagement globally to help address population health challenges. PIEH brings together local and international stakeholders in health research such as community members and media personnel to aid public engagement research, training and outreach locally and internationally. Furthermore, the PIEH also facilitates the involvement of researchers with interdisciplinary perspectives and expertise in the quantitative and qualitative methodologies.