Research

The Global Health Institute encourages and supports interactions among faculty and students at UGA and beyond. Our faculty are engaged in diverse research projects in many different regions and countries throughout the world, including Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and North America.

These projects cover the topics of tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, Zika, Ebola, maternal and child health, birth defects, environmental exposures and cancer, mental health, alcohol and other substance use, traffic accidents and safety, and the effects of and responses to natural disasters. Researchers are funded through federal, state, and foundation grants.

The following selection of active grants represents more than $14M awarded within the college for global health projects during the years specified.

CPH Global Health Awards
Selected Current Active Grants (October 2019)

Chris Whalen,
M.D., M.S.
Community Transmission of Tuberculosis Urban Africa, NIH, 2R01AI093856-06A1 8/10/2012 – 7/31/2022
  Computational and Molecular Epidemiology Training in TB and HIV in Uganda, NIH, D43TW010045 6/24/2015 – 5/31/2020
Juliet Sekandi,
M.D., M.S., DrPH
DOT Selfie: A Mobile Health Intervention with Transfer of Social Bundle Incentives to Increase Treatment Adherence in Tuberculosis Patients in Uganda, NIH, 1R21TW011365 7/1/2019 – 4/30/2021
José Cordero,
M.D., MPH
CRECE: Center for Research on Early Childhood Exposure and Development in Puerto Rico, NIH Subcontract from Northeastern University, P50ES026049 9/20/2018 – 6/30/2019  NCE until 6/30/2020
  Examining Sucking, Feeding, and Cardiorespiratory Patterning in Zika-Exposed Infants in Puerto Rico – Resubmission, NIH Sub from Northeastern University, R21H095321 9/21/2018 – 8/31/2020
Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes in Puerto Rico (ECHO-PRO), NIH sub from Northeastern University, 4UH3OD023251 9/21/2016 – 8/31/2019
Tamora Callands, Ph.D. Promoting Mental and Sexual Health Among Young Pregnant Women in Liberia, NIH, K01TW009660 9/20/2013 – 8/31/2019
Curt Harris, Ph.D. Ebola Emergency Preparedness Exercise Program, GaDPH, #40500-034-20192839 2018 – 2020
State of Georgia Infectious Disease Transport Program, GaDPH, #40500-034-20172199 7/01/2018 – 6/30/2020
Luke Naeher,
Ph.D., M.S.
Regional Geohealth Hub centered in Peru, U2RTW010114, NIH subcontract from Emory 9/28/2015 – 8/31/202
  Household air pollution and health: a multi-country LPG intervention trial-core, UM1HL134590 NIH subcontract through Emory University 7/1/2016 – 6/30/2021
Jia-Sheng Wang, M.D., Ph.D. Aflatoxins and Child Nutrition in Asia and in Africa Through Tufts University, AID-OAA-G-14-00003 10/4/2015 – 10/3/2020