Global Health Equity Scholars Program

Salvador, Brazil

First Collaborative Course on Ecological and Social Determinants of Health sponsored by Berkeley, Fiocruz and Yale

The Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) program offers a unique international experience for postdoctoral fellows, and advanced PhD and professional school students. It provides one-year research training fellowship opportunities in global health at top-ranked, NIH-funded centers abroad.

The GHES program is one of five supported by the Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars funded by the Fogarty International Center at NIH. This program brings together a consortium that includes the University of California, Berkeley, Florida International University, Stanford University, and Yale University.

This program supports a one-year mentored research fellowship for trainees to study slum-related health topics/challenges. Fellows will spend eight to ten months in low-resource settings at one of the 20 program project sites. The research topics can range from infectious diseases to non-communicable chronicle diseases, environmental health, mental health, urban planning, engineering, education and others.

This fellowship is designed for citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Low- and middle-income country scholars who work at a pre-approved fellowship international site are also eligible. The deadline for this round of awards is November 2, 2015. For more information on eligibility, specific aspects of the fellowship award, and an application, please visit

Yale Sites



Urban Slum Health



Tuberculosis in Neglected Populations

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Vector-borne and emerging infections

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Cancer and environmental health

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Health systems research and implementation



HIV, Tuberculosis and Viral Hepatitis Prevention and Treatment in Criminal Justice and Community Health Settings

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HIV prevention and treatment among men who have sex with men (MSM)



Working towards protection and improventment of public health, with an emphasis on HIV.

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South Africa

Community based strategies to confront epidemics of tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and drug resistant tuberculosis

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Human African trypanosomiasis

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HIV prevention and treatment in prison populations

Additional sites include:

  • Bangladesh: International Center for Diarrheal Diseases Research (Michele Barry and Steve Luby, Stanford)
  • China: Environmental health and dam construction (Robert Spear and Edmund Seto, UC Berkeley)
  • India: Environmental health and air pollution (Kirk R. Smith, UC Berkeley)
  • Kenya: Infectious diseases in urban vs. rural slums (Michele Barry and Brian Blackburn (Stanford)
  • Nicaragua: Dengue, influenza transmission (Eva Harris, UC Berkeley)
  • Zimbabwe: AIDS prevention; STDs (David Katzenstein, Stanford)


Program Director
Albert Icksang Ko, M.D.
Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine
Yale School of Public Health
60 College Street
P.O. Box 208034
New Haven, CT  06520-8034
Tel: +1 203 785 6269
Fax: +1 203 785 6193

Application Guidelines

The main contact for the program is the University of CA Berkeley. Information on the application procedure:

Important Dates  

  • Application deadline is November 2, 2015
  • Fellowship July 2016 - May 2017