The Stigma and Global Health Research Program stimulates interdisciplinary, investigator-initiated research on the role of stigma in health, and how to intervene to prevent or mitigate its negative effects on the health and welfare of individuals, groups and societies world-wide.
The objectives of this program are to encourage research across a variety of scientific disciplines including the biomedical, social and behavioral sciences, to elucidate the etiology of stigma in relation to public health as well as to develop and test interventions to mitigate the negative effects of stigma on health outcomes. Studies may examine stigma and public health in domestic, international and cross-cultural contexts, with an emphasis on studies that are relevant to global health issues. Applicants are encouraged to undertake interdisciplinary studies, where possible, using behavioral, social and biomedical science approaches.
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2001 Stigma and Global Health Conference
In partnership with other NIH Institutes and Centers, U.S. agencies, and domestic and international organizations, Fogarty sponsored a in September of 2001. Focusing on stigma as it relates to public health, this conference examined the causes and consequences of stigma, both in the developing world and the United States. Background papers, a complete conference video recording, speaker biographies, and media coverage of the conference are available on the Stigma Conference Web site.