As a research University such as Emory University, a highly effective means of increasing the global content of courses comes from support of the global research of faculty, PhD students
Combustion of plastic waste and human health effects in Guatemala (NIEHS; 1 R01ES032009-01A1, Thompson, contact PI; Saikawa MPI): 2021-2026
Cluster randomized trial is the first implementation science study to develop and evaluate community-level working groups that aim to reduce household burning of plastic waste, a common exposure in rural low-income communities globally. Findings will be used to develop impactful community-driven public health actions in socially- and environmentally-disadvantaged communities in rural Guatemala. It fosters collaboration between research and community groups in the conduct of community-engaged research that aims to improve household and ambient air quality.
Using repeat surveys to assess the impact of COVID-19 on household energy use in Jharkhand, India (NIH/Fogarty International; Thompson, contact PI; Pillarisetti MPI): 2020-2022
EMPHASIS - Emory-Muhimbili Partnership for Health Administration Strengthening and Integration of Services
Saving Little Lives at Birth – This project addresses minimum care package at labor and delivery; minimum care package at the NICU, and Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC)
Sponsor – UNICEF
Partners - Ethiopian government MOH, AAU, Amhara Regional health bureau, Amhara public health institute
Optimizing Care for Newborns and Children – This project is focused on building strong leadership and engagement of key stakeholders focusing on (1) building health provider capacity through training, (2) influencing demand and improved self-care behaviors through targeted health education, behavior change communications, and social mobilization, and (3) building capacity of district health systems and communities to continuously improve care through joint planning, performance monitoring, evaluation, mentoring and supportive supervision, and data for decision making.
Sponsors – UNICEF/KOICA
Partners - MOH, Benishangul and Afar regional health bureaus
Maternal vaccination in Ethiopia: understanding vaccine acceptance among pregnant women and exploring provider and practice-based barriers - Explore factors related to maternal decision-making surrounding maternal vaccination uptake during pregnancy; Assess antenatal health care providers’ perceptions, current practice, and barriers faced in regard to maternal immunization uptake.
Sponsor - Global Health Office of Pediatrics at Emory (GHOPE)
Partner - Amhara regional health bureau and Amhara region public health institute
Talk With Me Baby (TWMB) - developing early language nutrition program for vulnerable low birth weight infants at AAU and SLL hospitals; developing tools to measure maternal and infant neurocognitive and mental health.
Sponsor - Emory Global Health Institute
Determinants of Delayed First Presentation for Antenatal Care in Gasabo District Rwanda. (Emory Global Health Institute, Patricia Moreland): 2019-2020. Mixed methods study to identify the socio-demographic, cultural, obstetrical, and health system factors related to delayed attendance to antenatal care. Findings will be used to identify modifiable risk factors to facilitate the development of targeted interventions.