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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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

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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

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