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Opportunities and Projects

Faculty Development

The public health program is a relatively new initiative at the RIHS. Those that come to Yale as trainees spend a semester at the Yale School of Public Health taking classes with the aim of expanding their teaching skills and working on independent research with Yale scientists. For example, one trainee has focused on GIS since no one in their school has that expertise and it could quickly have a profound influence on the country’s surveillance efforts.

Internship Opportunities

Many opportunities exist for YSPH students to do internship work in Bhutan. RIHS is expanding its mission to include research. There are a number of health organizations with the capacity and expertise to host interns, as well as alumni connections.


As the country expands its public health mission to include research, Yale scientists have, and continue to, help shape a research agenda and inventory of assets. There are many opportunities for international collaboration in infectious, chronic diseases and injuries, including HIV/AIDS, malaria, diabetes, accident prevention, etc…
A YSPH and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) team are leading a 10-day exploratory mission in the summer of 2017 to transfer knowledge and skills and assess the feasibility of citizen science and entomological monitoring capacity building for mosquito control.