Emory-Ethiopia Global Interdisciplinary Partnership

Summary

Principal Investigator: Carlos del Rio
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Building on unique partnerships with the CCDC, CARE, the Carter Center, and the Task Force for Global Health, Emory University is already one of the nation's leading universities for reducing disease in the developing world and for promoting health and well being. Strong programs exist in infectious diseases (including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria);chronic non-communicable diseases (including diabetes, obesity and tobacco);undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies;women and children's health;global health policy and health systems. The Emory-Ethiopia Global Interdisciplinary Partnership seeks to build upon the already excellent collaborations between Emory and Ethiopia bringing together the three schools of the Health Sciences (Medicine, Public Health and Nursing), the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and the Center for Comprehensive Informatics at Emory University in partnership with Addis Ababa University (AAU). Trainees from the US and Ethiopia will train and work together for a year so that they can begin to approach global health problems in a collaborative and interdisciplinary way. The specific aims of the proposed program are: I.T0 bring into Global Health research trainees from disciplines that have not traditionally been associated with global health research at Emory such as Mathematics/Computer Sciences and Informatics;2.To develop new training and career development opportunities in Global Health for trainees from Emory and AAU by providing multidisciplinary educational and mentored research training experience;3.To identify key strategic infrastructure needs that will enable innovative Global Health research and training as well as sustainable multidisciplinary research collaboration between Emory and AAU;and, 4.To foster innovative research on Global Health that integrates the various disciplinary strengths of the university and its partners and that considers the translation of research findings to practice. This multidisciplinary research training will foster among trainees from diverse disciplines a culture of collaboration and partnership when confronting Global Health problems. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: Multidisciplinary teams that collaborate and work together are essential to address effectively global health challenges.
Funding Period: ----------------2010 - ---------------2011-
more information: NIH RePORT

Top Publications

  1. pmc Water insecurity in 3 dimensions: an anthropological perspective on water and women's psychosocial distress in Ethiopia
    Edward G J Stevenson
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, 1518 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30022, USA
    Soc Sci Med 75:392-400. 2012
  2. ncbi Rapidly rising food prices and the experience of food insecurity in urban Ethiopia: impacts on health and well-being
    Craig Hadley
    Emory University, Department of Anthropology, 1557 Dickey Drive, ATL, GA 30030, United States
    Soc Sci Med 75:2412-9. 2012
  3. pmc Spirituality, social capital and service: factors promoting resilience among Expert Patients living with HIV in Ethiopia
    Sophia Ahmed Hussen
    a Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Glob Public Health 9:286-98. 2014

Detail Information

Publications3

  1. pmc Water insecurity in 3 dimensions: an anthropological perspective on water and women's psychosocial distress in Ethiopia
    Edward G J Stevenson
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, 1518 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30022, USA
    Soc Sci Med 75:392-400. 2012
    ..This approach highlights the social dimension of water insecurity, and may be useful for informing and evaluating interventions to improve water supplies...
  2. ncbi Rapidly rising food prices and the experience of food insecurity in urban Ethiopia: impacts on health and well-being
    Craig Hadley
    Emory University, Department of Anthropology, 1557 Dickey Drive, ATL, GA 30030, United States
    Soc Sci Med 75:2412-9. 2012
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  3. pmc Spirituality, social capital and service: factors promoting resilience among Expert Patients living with HIV in Ethiopia
    Sophia Ahmed Hussen
    a Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Glob Public Health 9:286-98. 2014
    ..Interventions designed to facilitate and/or augment these social processes in the wider community may be promising strategies for improving health among PLHIV in Ethiopia and other resource-limited settings. ..