2012-2013 Fellows

The Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) program is pleased to announce the selection of the 2012 GHES Fellows. Funded by the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health this fellowship program, which is in its first year, provides year-long global health mentored research traineeships. The first cohort of fellows includes 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: Identification 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