Global Health

We aim to raise the level of health care for underserved populations worldwide by enhancing primary care through medical education, improving health systems management, and promoting research and evaluation.

In resource-poor areas, we’re converting scientific discoveries into practice, improving health and achieving health equity for people around the world.

We offer an experiential model for teaching cultural competency and recruiting medical students and residents who have a commitment to humanism and primary care careers.

Research Projects

This center serves refugee survivors of political and state-sponsored torture living in Western New York through an intensive case management and strength-based, client-centered model. The goals of the program are to increase self-sufficiency and self-efficacy and to support survivors in their healing process.

Education and Training

Whether you’re caring for underserved patients in developing countires or helping patients here in Buffalo, as a global health scholar, you’ll refine your core primary care skills and enhance your cultural competency.


Griswold, Kim Strong

Kim Strong Griswold, MD, MPH, RN, FAAFP

Professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry, and Public Health and the Health Professions

UB Downtown Gateway, Department of Family Medicine Primary Care Research Institute, 77 Goodell Street, Suite 220U Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 816-7248