About GPSA

GPSA for Health is a hands-on, academic, service-learning program for high school and college students, and works in educational collaboration with Duke University and Johns Hopkins University.  Participants on our programs provide hands-on help, tackling real-world problems with the environment and healthcare in Guatemala, Belize, North Carolina and West Virginia and Thailand.  Our founder, Dr. Robert Malkin, started Engineering World Health, taking college undergraduates to Nicaragua, in 2002.  EWH has since expanded to have college chapters in over 60 countries with trips throughout the world. Wanting to afford some of the same opportunities to high school students, Dr. Malkin created GPSA and started taking high school students to Guatemala in 2010. GPSA has since expanded to many countries and projects. 


GPSA’s Teaching Assistants (TA) are Graduate students from Duke University specialized in Global Health. They work, one-on-one with GPSA participants on project development, career advice, and their course work.