2012-2013 fellows

The first cohort of fellows included 4 U.S. post-doctoral fellows, 2 U.S. Ph.D. students and 5 post-doctoral fellows from Bangladesh, Brazil, Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Shuchi Anand, M.D.
Home Institution: Stanford University
Fellowship site: Center for Chronic Disease Control, New Delhi, India
Research Topic: Chronic kidney disease and dialysis care in developing regions

Hillary Berman, M.P.H.
Home Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Fellowship site: Fiocruz, Salvador, Brazil
Research Topic: Spread of drug-resistant bacteria

Martha Bojko, Ph.D.
Home Institution: Yale University
Fellowship site: Ukrainian Institute for Public Health Policy (UIPHP), Kyiv, Ukraine
Research Topic: Assessing and expanding medication assisted therapies in Ukraine

Dickson Chibanda, M.D., M.Med. Psychiatry, M.P.H.
Home Institution: Zimbabwe University, Harare, Zimbabwe
Fellowship Site: Zimbabwe University, Harare, Zimbabwe
Research Topic: Sustainable community-based mental health program in Sub-Saharan Africa

Federico Costa, Ph.D.
Home Institution: Fiocruz, Salvador, Brazil
Fellowship Site: Fiocruz, Salvador, Brazil
Research Topic: Vector-borne diseases in slum settlements - leptospirosis

Mohammad Islam, Ph.D.
Home Institution: International Center for Diarrheal Diseases Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR, B)
Fellowship Site: International Center for Diarrheal Diseases Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR, B)
Research Topic: Food safety - dietary exposure to aflatoxin in slum areas

Amelia Kasper, M.D.
Home Institution: Yale University
Fellowship Site: Fiocruz, Salvador, Brazil
Research Topic: Dengue transmission in slum population

Anne Nalunkuma Kazibwe, Ph.D.
Home Institution: Makarere University, Kampala, Uganda
Fellowship Site: Makarere University, Kampala, Uganda
Research Topic: Human African Trypanosomiasis surveillance and diagnosis - study of the biology and epidemiology of trypanosomiasis as a disease and that of the tsetse fly

Videlis Nduba, M.D.
Home Institution: TB Research Branch, KEMRI/CDC, Kisumu, Kenya
Fellowship Site: KEMRI/CDC, Kisumu, Kenya
Research Topic: TB epidemiological studies in infants and adolescents for TB vaccine trials

John Openshaw, M.D.
Home Institution: Stanford University
Fellowship Site: International Center for Diarrheal Diseases Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR, B)
Research Topic: Identiļ¬cation of emerging novel zoonotic infectious agents

Kelly Winter
Home Institution: Florida International University
Fellowship Site: KEMRI/CDC, Kisumu, Kenya
Research Topic: Maternal and child health disparities between rural and urban areas of Kenya