The Encyclopedia of Global Health is a comprehensive A to Z, inter-disciplinary, one-stop reference to a broad array of health topics worldwide. Encompassing four volumes with some 1,200 articles in 2000 pages, the encyclopedia covers all aspects of health, including physical and mental health entries, biographies of major doctors and researchers, profiles of medical institutions, organizations, and corporations, descriptions of drugs and operations, articles on national health policies, and thematic health topics in the humanities. Pedagogical elements of the encyclopedia include an in-depth chronology detailing advances in health through history, a glossary of health definitions, extensive cross-references to related topics, and thorough bibliographic citations.
The General Editor for the Encyclopedia of Global Health will be Yawei Zhang, M.D., Ph.D. from Yale University. She teaches in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences and is well known for her research in products that have been known to cause certain types of cancer. Her international background, as well as holding an M.D. degree makes her an ideal candidate to take the editorial role for this project. She is also very well connected within her department at Yale and with faculty at Johns Hopkins Univ. - the two programs are the leading centers for Global Health research in the U.S.