Saint Louis University

Elizabeth Schwaab, Global Health 

Research Interest: Global Health

Courses: PUBH 235: Contemporary Issues in Global Health
PUBH 495: Global Health Field Experience
Medicine Abroad Program: Global Public Health

Education History: MPH, International Health, Boston University
BS, Investigative Medical Science, Saint Louis University 

SLU staff since: 2010 (previously the Undergraduate Studies Coordinator)

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(314) 977-4022


Elizabeth Schwaab, MPH is the Director of Global Health and an Instructor of Epidemiology and International Studies at Saint Louis University. Elizabeth is a graduate of Saint Louis University, where she received a bachelor's degrees in Investigative Medicine and Theology.

She received a Master's in Public Health from Boston University in International Health. There Elizabeth gained additional international experience working in the Philippines. Her experience has included work with the World Health Organization in the Western Pacific Regional Office in emergency management and preparation.  She has also worked for the World Food Programme with the Mindanao IDP relocation project, and Eben-Ezer Project during the post-earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. Elizabeth's other experiences include research in breastfeeding among HIV positive women in Vietnam, and child health and injury prevention work in Boston.

She is fluent in American Sign Language, and speaks French and Haitian Creole. Elizabeth is currently working on her Master's in Business Administration in International Business at SLU. During her time at SLU, Elizabeth has been involved in developing and running international immersion programs for undergraduates. She oversees the undergraduate public health program on the SLU Madrid campus. The Madrid program offers students the chance to take public health core courses while studying abroad. In collaboration with Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla, Elizabeth teaches a summer Latin American Health Systems immersion course. As the national faculty advisor for Global Public Health Brigades, she not only works closely with the staff in Honduras on project development, but she also brings students to El Canton over January break.

Most recently Elizabeth has spent time with the SLUCare physicians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, working on program sustainability in coordination with the SANRU initiative. While on the Missouri campus, she teaches Contemporary Issues in Global Health. She has also taught Introduction to Global Health. In addition, Elizabeth directs the global health programs and initiatives at the College for Public Health & Social Justice.