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Evaluation: Division of International Epidemiology and Population Studies (DIEPS)

A review committee assessed the status and future trajectory of the Fogarty International Center (FIC) Division of International Epidemiology and Population Studies (DIEPS), based on an extended videoconference with DIEPS and FIC staff and reading of associated background papers and bibliometric analyses. Groups of reviewers then drafted assessments of the four individual programs and recommendations for future directions in research, training, and outreach.


The review committee found that the current combined trajectories of the DIEPS programs both justify their excellent reputation and reflect a vibrant and unique contribution to the overall mission of FIC. The committee also made suggestions of areas for future development. These recommendations are summarized below for each individual program, grouped under the following headings: research directions; program size and networking; training, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Evaluation Committee

  • Bryan T. Grenfell (Chair)
    Kathryn Briger & Sarah Fenton Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
    Email: grenfell@princeton.edu
  • David R. Franz, DVM, Ph.D.
    Principal SBD Global
    Email: davidrfranz@gmail.com
  • Wondwossen A. Gebreyes, DVM, Ph.D.
    Professor, Executive Director of Global One Health Initiative, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Ohio State University
    Email: gebreyes.1@osu.edu
  • Lee Hall, MD, Ph.D.
    Chief, Parasitology, and International Programs Branch, NIAID
    Email: lhall@niaid.nih.gov
  • Maureen Lichtveld, M.D., MPH
    Dean, Graduate School of Public Health, Jonas Salk Professor of Population Health, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Pittsburgh
    Email: mlichtve@pitt.edu
  • Judith N. Wasserheit, M.D., MPH
    Professor, Global Health, Medicine - Allergy and Infectious Disease, Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology, University of Washington
    Email: jwasserh@uw.edu

Updated June 22, 2023