Global Health Equity Scholars Program

The GHES Program supports one-year research training of post and predoctoral fellows at 12 partnering international institutions. The goal of the program is to generate a new and young cadre of global health researchers, educators and professionals from diverse disciplines to address health needs and promote social equity. A major focus of the program is the health challenges which have emerged due to the rapid growth of slum settlements in both urban and rural settings of low and middle-income countries.

Yale Sites



Non-Communicable Diseases (Diabetes, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease)

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Vector-borne and emerging infections

Ethiopia - 2016


Health systems research and implementation


Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases

Serap - Kenya

Kenya - NTDs

Lab and field-based aspects of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)

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HIV prevention, treatment and care


Neurology and Mental Health in People Living with HIV

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Malawi–Liverpool–Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme



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

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Infectious and Chronic Disease

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

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Samoa (Apia)

Chronic disease and perinatal epidemiology


St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Non-Communicable Diseases (Diabetes, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease)

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South Africa

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

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South Africa

HIV and TB

Serap - Uganda


Vector Biology

Davis - Uganda


Lung disease research

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Uganda Initiative for Integrated Management of Non-Communicable Diseases (UINCD)

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HIV prevention and treatment in prison populations

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HIV and TB

Program Coordinator
Elsio Wunder, DVM, PhD
Associate Research Scientist
Yale School of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Disease
60 College St. 319A LEPH / 607 LEPH
New Haven, CT 06510 USA
Phone: +1 203-785-3927/ 203-737-6412
Fax: +1 203-785-6193

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 opens October 1, 2016
  • Application deadline is December 1, 2016
  • Fellowship August 2017 - June 2018