International Activity of the Faculty : Ghana

Michael Cappello

Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Disease), of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis
Director, Yale Program in International Child Health
Director, Yale World Fellows Program

Accra, Accra and Accra, Ghana (2007)

Yale Partnershps in Global Health
The Yale Partnerships in Global Health consist of bi-directional research and training programs designed to build research capacity in diseases of major public health importance. The Ghana-Yale Partnership includes formal research and training collaborations with the University of Ghana, KNUST, the... 

Ghana (2006)

Parasitic Disease and Maternal-Child Health
Dr. Cappello is actively engaged in collaborative studies aimed at defining the role of parasitic diseases, including soil transmitted helminths and malaria, on childhood growth, nutritional status, and immune function. Field based studies focus on the epidemiology of infectious diseases and the... 

Paul Cleary

Anna M. R. Lauder Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and Professor of Faculty of Arts and Sciences and of Sociology
Dean, Yale School of Public Health
Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA)

Ghana (1997)

Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA)
The Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) was established in 1997 and is currently New England's only National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funded AIDS research center. CIRA brings together scientists from 25 different disciplines and three institutions including Yale... 

Elena Grigorenko

Emily Fraser Beede Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Psychology

Ghana (2008)

Education Quality for All
This was a large-scale project designed to evaluate types and quantities of children with special educational needs both in and out of school in Ghana, as well as to assist in developing policies for providing services for these children. The project has been completed.

Debbie Humphries

Clinical Instructor in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Ghana (2010)

Field research on parasitology and nutritional status
interested in measures of nutritional status in resource poor settings

Erika Linnander

Lecturer in Public Health (Health Policy)
Senior Technical Officer, Yale Global Health Leadership Institute

Ghana (2011)

Tanzania, Ghana, and Mozambique, Project Last Mile
Through Project Last Mile, GHLI examines how private and public sectors can work together for the benefit of the local population. We have teamed with supply chain experts in the Coca-Cola system and the country's Medical Stores Department (MSD) to improve access to critical medicines in more than... 

Elijah Paintsil

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Disease), of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Pharmacology
Associate Professor of Pharmacology

Accra, Ghana (2006)

1. Studying the effect of malaria during pregnancy on mother-to-child-transmission of HIV. 2) Surrogate biomarkers for monitoring HIV therapy and disease progression of Pediatric HIV in resource limited setting
Yale-Ghana Partnership in Global Infectious Diseases Research with the mission of accelerating progress in Infectious Diseases and Public Health research in Africa through collaborative partnerships that effectively build intrinsic research capacity, reverse “brain-drain” by strengthening academic... 

Virginia Pitzer

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Ghana (2015  - 2019)

Rotavirus vaccine impact in developing countries
We are using a combination of statistical and mathematical modeling to predict the impact of rotavirus vaccination in developing countries, then validating our predictions against the observed impact of vaccination in Malawi and Ghana.