HIV Implementation Science (HIS) Training Program

The HIV Implementation Science (HIS) Training Program (D43TW009775) is supported by the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health. This program aims to:

  1. Train a critical mass of mid-level and senior researchers to (a) work as principal investigators leading independent research programs focused on implementation science questions related to HIV-affected children, adolescent HIV, and integrated HIV nutrition, and non-communicable disease interventions and (b) teach and mentor junior trainees in implementation science research methods at the doctoral-level.
  2. Build a critical mass of junior public health and medical professionals who can design and successfully carry out rigorous research projects in HIV Implementation Science, Impact Evaluation, and Health Systems Research.
  3. Extend the pipeline of HIV-implementation Science Researchers by developing a new PhD program in Implementation Science at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), in Tanzania.

The research training program is structured to provide training opportunities for participants from Tanzania both in Boston and in Dar es Salaam including: i) 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships for mid-level to senior research trainees; ii) 1-year Masters Fellowships for junior researchers; iii)  the development of a PhD program in Implementation Science at MUHAS and 5 Doctoral Fellowships; and iv) short courses in Dar es Salaam in-country; and v) Annual research symposia.

The program is jointly led by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH), Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), and the Africa Academy for Public Health (AAPH), under Christopher Sudfeld (HSPH), Wafaie Fawzi (HSPH), Muhammad Bakari (MUHAS), and Ferdinand Mugusi (MUHAS).

For questions related to the HIS Tanzania Training Grant, please contact our Training Programs Coordinator, Lizi Fine, at