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 has been extended to December 15, 2014. For more information on eligibility, specific aspects of the fellowship award, and an application, please visit http://ghes.berkeley.edu/.

Yale Sites

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Brazil

Urban Slum Health

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Brazil

Tuberculosis in Neglected Populations

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Colombia

Vector-borne and emerging infections

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China

Cancer and environmental health

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Ethiopia

Health systems research and implementation

Malaysia

Malaysia

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

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Peru

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

Trainees

Russia

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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Uganda

Human African trypanosomiasis

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Ukraine

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)


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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
USA
Tel: +1 203 785 6269
Fax: +1 203 785 6193
albert.ko@yale.edu


Application Guidelines

The main contact for the program is the University of CA Berkeley. Applications for the consortium are accepted by our partners at Stanford. https://redcap.stanford.edu/surveys/?s=LLcoZfPWVN

Important Dates  

  • Application deadline is December 15, 2014. 
  • Fellowship starts July 1, 2015