Stigma and Global Health Research Program (STIGMA)

Status: Closed


Program Overview

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 worldwide.

This program aims 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, and 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.

News & Information

Stigma conference image, painting of masks on blue background2001 Stigma and Global Health Conference

In partnership with other NIH Institutes and Centers, U.S. agencies, and domestic and international organizations, Fogarty sponsored the Stigma and Global Health Conference in 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 website.

Recent Awards

View a full list of past Stigma awards, including links to project information in NIH RePORTER.


Dr. Kathleen Michels
Program Director
Division of International Research and Training
Fogarty International Center
Building 31, Room B2C39
31 Center Drive MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Telephone: (301) 496-1653
FAX: (301) 402-0779


Last Updated: 1/9/2015 2:20 PM