The Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) program will support paired consortium led by a LMIC institution and a U.S. institution to plan research, research training and curriculum development activities that address and inform priority national and regional environmental and occupational health policy issues.
Initially the program will foster the planning for multidisciplinary GEOHealth Hubs, which will lead collaborative research and training for focal environmental and occupational health issues in several core science areas, including fields such as epidemiology, biostatistics, genetics, environmental science, industrial hygiene, systems science, toxicology, behavioral science and implementation science. These GEOHealth Hubs will aim to enable LMIC researchers, in partnership with U.S. researchers, to conduct a needs and opportunities assessment, plan for policy-relevant research and training in environmental and occupational health, and foster partnerships that could be sustained in an anticipated full GEOHealth Hub program.
Focal environmental and occupational health, and core science areas for each consortium will be selected by the applicants, building upon preexisting strengths within the proposed consortium and addressing priority public health needs in the region. These may include up to three focal areas including but not limited to:
- indoor and outdoor air quality
- water quality
- workplace safety
- occupational health
- agricultural health
- climate change
Fogarty developed this program in collaboration with: