Peter Small is the founding director of the Global Health Institute at Stony Brook University. His notable expertise includes seminal work on clinical, epidemiologic, evolutionary, and genetic aspects of tuberculosis. He has deep expertise in translating cutting-edge science into drugs, diagnostics and vaccines as well as the business and public health processes to get innovative tools to those in need. He currently leads the Global Health Institute’s health science research that spans from the molecular level to point of delivery, and encompasses fundamental work on ecology, developmental economics, and disease, largely focused on Madagascar.
What is global health diplomacy and why is it so important for global health professionals to identify and understand it? Gabrielle Fitzgerald and Peter Small explore how global health diplomacy represents the reality that health issues are inherently political and offers a way to address major global health challenges.