Training Programs

Summer 2019 trainees from the HIV Implementation Sciences and Global Infectious Disease Training Programs.
Summer 2019 trainees from the HIV Implementation Sciences and Global Infectious Disease Training Programs.

Ongoing Training Programs:

Research Training on Harnessing Data Science for Global Health Priorities in Africa (DSI-Africa)

Wafaie Fawzi

This training grant aims to build data science research capacity in Africa with UKZN as the hub, and four partners (Spokes) in sub-Saharan Africa including, Nigeria (University of Ibadan), Uganda (Makerere University), Tanzania (Muhimbili University), and Ghana (University of Ghana).

Training Grant in Academic Nutrition (08/01/2020-07/31/2025)

Christopher Duggan

The overall project goal is to train outstanding pre- and post-doctoral students at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School in nutrition sciences.

Patient-Oriented Research in Pediatric Diarrheal Diseases (09/01/2015-05/31/2021)

Christopher Duggan

The major goals of this project are to mentor junior colleagues in the fields of pediatric nutrition, gastroenterology, and global health.

Ethiopia Infectious Disease Research Training Program (3/30/20 – 12/31/24)

Wafaie Fawzi

The goal of this training program is to strengthen research capacity in Ethiopia in the area of childhood infectious diseases and nutrition. We propose to provide research training to junior- and mid-level researchers and health college faculty in substantive areas of pediatric infectious diseases, epidemiological methods, implementation science, and in career advancement areas.

Training Tanzanian Researchers for HIV/AIDS Implementation Science

Wafaie Fawzi , Christopher Sudfeld

The purpose of the project is to train a critical mass of mid-level and senior researchers to (a) Work as principal investigators leading independent research programs focused on questions of implementation and evaluation of HIV treatment, PMTCT, and nutrition interventions (b) Teach HIV-related Implementation Science, Impact Evaluation, and Health Systems Research in Tanzania.

Tanzania Infectious Disease Research Training Program

Wafaie Fawzi, Christopher Sudfeld, Christopher Duggan

The purpose of this project is to build on our past activities by developing a program to train future leaders in pediatric infectious diseases. Three major but related infectious causes of child mortality and morbidity in Tanzania will be addressed, namely diarrheal diseases, respiratory infection, and pediatric tuberculosis. Public health professionals will obtain skills in … Continue reading“Tanzania Infectious Disease Research Training Program”

HBNU Fogarty Global Health Training Program

Wafaie Fawzi, Christopher Sudfeld

Harvard University, Boston University, Northwestern University, University of Mexico

The purpose of this program is to support capacity building in lower- and middle income countries (LMICs) and the United States (U.S.) to train the next generation of public health innovators and leaders to address these challenges. The Program will provide mentored research opportunities to train and prepare a new cadre of health professionals in the U.S. and LMICs dedicated to research, health services, and academic careers. The program focused areas are: HIV/AIDS and associated co-infections, NCDs including cardiovascular disease and diabetes, mental health, and MCHN. The Program brings together four leading academic research institutions: Harvard University, Boston University, Northwestern University, University of New Mexico, and 13 research sites in well-qualified institutions in 9 LMIC countries.


Completed Training Programs:

Faculty Innovation Grant: Mentoring undergraduate students in Planetary Health (01/01/2016 – 31/12/2018)

Christopher Golden

This grant allowed me to create a program that provided hands-on research training to students from diverse disciplines to tackle problem-oriented research at the intersection of global environmental change and human health. I had more than 125 students from 22 different academic departments apply for fourteen fellowships over the course of two years. The purpose of the fellowship was to expose students to planetary health research and to prepare them for a 5-week hands-on research experience in Madagascar. Each week during the spring semester, we met in small groups to have in-depth discussions about the ecology, economics, history, health, language, and culture of Madagascar. During the summer, students were divided into small groups to take on research topics that they could finish during the summer. These projects included water quality assessments, gender analyses of various employment sectors, and mercury contamination of seafood, as examples. In the Fall, I worked with the students to analyze data, write scientific papers, and create policy briefs that were disseminated to local communities and the national government