Mobility, Health and Healthcare Systems


This Duke in Madrid course reflects on the relation among health as a collective process, with healthcare systems as one element of a whole ecology of care, where global and urban structures determine both people's health and the organization of healthcare systems. Drawing on contemporary situations (pre-covid, covid, and post-covid) and diverse contexts (primarily European, but also North American and Latin American), we will explore the social components of health and how inequality (class, race, gender) affects the health of individuals and groups of population by exploring the role of the state, the market, and other actors (humanitarian, activist actors) in health provision.
Curriculum Codes
  • FL
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • GLHLTH 350A
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring