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Global Health

About the Course

With a focus on clinical and research endeavors in Central and South American countries, this course will provide a foundation in interprofessional teamwork and international healthcare for health professions students. Themes of cultural competency, determinants of health, clinical skills, and ethical issues are interwoven throughout the course. This 1-credit course, which takes place on MCV Campus, is designed to prepare professional students in medicine, pharmacy, and physical therapy traveling to the Dominican Republic, Honduras, or Peru with the Humanitarian Outreach Medical Brigade Relief Effort (HOMBRE).


Steven Crossman, M.D.

Associate Professor
School of Medicine

Steven Crossman is an associate professor of family medicine. He is Director of Medical Student Education in the Department of Family Medicine and Population Health and co-coursemaster of the Population Health and Evidence-Based Medicine course in VCU School of Medicine.  He is active in interprofessional teaching in the clinical setting as well as teaching in the Foundations of Interprofessional Practice course.


Emily P Peron, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, FASCP

Assistant Professor
School of Pharmacy

Emily P. Peron is an assistant professor of geriatrics in VCUSchool of Pharmacy. Dr. Peron’s clinical practice experience spans the continuum of care for older adults, and she currently precepts students at Bremo Pharmacy in Richmond. Her research interests include drug-induced urinary incontinence, medication use in Parkinson’s Disease, and the intersection of global health and geriatrics.