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Global Health Collaboratory

The Edson Global Health Collaboratory is dedicated to extending Edson programs beyond organizational or geographic boundaries. Our work connects existing programs with new partners and develops innovative new ways to train health professionals worldwide. Edson currently has programs and partnerships in twelve countries, spread across five continents. Our programs are connecting Edson with local, national, and international communities.

Under the leadership of Dr. Craig Thatcher, the Global Health Collaboratory team is developing global collegiate partnerships, expanding non-credit education programs to nontraditional students and growing international student and faculty exchange opportunities.  “Our new unit aligns with the university’s goals related to global engagement, and while we’ve done some of this work in the past, we want to be more proactive and strategic going forward.” – Craig Thatcher, May 9, 2019, Edson College News

Craig D. Thatcher
DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACVN
Senior Associate Dean and Professor
Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Study Abroad and Service Learning

Edson Study Abroad and Service Learning programs take students out of the classroom, and around the world.

International Partnerships

Our partnerships with universities and medical organizations worldwide create opportunities for collaboration and exchange of ideas on a global scale.

Continuing and Professional Education

Programs designed for working professionals to sharpen and expand their skills in a variety of health-related topics.


Contact us

For more information, please contact us at 602-496-0008 or EdsonGlobal@asu.edu