Student Projects

The Community for Global Health Equity aims to advance the research and education of students from all levels and disciplines at UB through fieldwork. Our students learn from UB faculty, partners, and one another while producing relevant and sustainable global health research. 

Building Inclusive Environments

Cultivating Food Equity

Ensuring Refugee Health

  • Architecture Students Explore Housing Solutions for Refugees in Northern Uganda
    South Sudan, the world’s newest country, has experienced international and domestic conflicts since its secession from the Republic of Sudan in 2011. Fighting beginning in early July 2016 forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee to Kenya, Sudan, and other regions within South Sudan, but primarily Uganda. The number of refugees entering Uganda increased from averages of about 200 per day the first half of the year to thousands per day starting in July, including more than 8,000 on July 21. Throughout September 2016, an average of 2,829 South Sudanese refugees crossed into Uganda each day; during a similar period, refugee settlements in the Adjumani region saw an influx of nearly 1,000 refugees per day. It is now the world’s largest refugee resettlement area. As of the end of 2016, Uganda hosted more than 600,000 refugees from South Sudan alone, adding to refugees in recent decades fleeing violence and other insecurities from Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and other countries.
  • United Youth: A Social Support Network for High School-aged Refugee Students in Buffalo

    Students spent a transformative week developing and refining ideas to address a specific global health issue.


Nurturing the Global Child

Illuminating the Effects of the Exposome

Bridging Work