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... 

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

Elijah Paintsil

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Disease) and of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and Assistant 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...