Michael Sweat, Ph.D.

Name: Michael Sweat

Role: Faculty Director MUSC Center for Global Health / Director Division of Global and Community Health in Dept. Psychiatry

Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.

When did you join MUSC? 2007

What’s your favorite part about working in global health? The ability to have such a significant impact on improving heath. Also, interacting with people from different cultures and the knowledge I gain from that.

What advice would you give to an international student or faculty member coming to MUSC for the first time? Being in a new culture and away from friends and family can be hard. But the best thing is to dive in and get involved in local activities. Soon Charleston will feel like your new home.

How do you like to spend your free time? Being outside and active maintaining my small farm.

What is your favorite place to travel? East and Southern Africa (Tanzania / Kenya / South Africa).