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Center for Global Health Studies

As a program under Fogarty’s Division of International Science Policy, Planning and Evaluation (DISPPE), the Center for Global Health Studies (CGHS) identifies emerging research priorities to inform current and future Fogarty and NIH investments. Through exploring global health research trends, CGHS stimulates new scientific directions in global health, catalyzes multidisciplinary and multi-sector collaboration, and coordinates short-term training to enhance the pool of qualified applicants to Fogarty and NIH global health research programs. CGHS convenes leading scientists from NIH, low- and middle-income countries and the U.S. to discuss critical research priorities, opportunities and synergies around specific global health challenges.

CGHS also moves the global implementation science agenda forward by promoting relevant research methods and frameworks and fostering the development of new approaches and skills to translate scientific evidence into health policy and practice.

CGHS projects aim to generate practical, science-based deliverables, such as publications in reputable scientific journals, training materials, and research tool kits.

Current Projects

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Climate Change Adaptation Case Studies
CGHS is curating a collection of case studies that will advance research on climate adaptation strategies and their impact on public health.

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Adolescent HIV Prevention and Treatment Implementation Science Alliance (AHISA)
Supporting implementation science to address HIV prevention, screening and treatment for adolescent girls in eligible PEPFAR countries.

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Lessons from the field: case studies in global implementation science
CGHS in collaboration with partner NIH Institutes and Centers and  key external organizations has developed a collection of global implementation science case studies. 

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Promoting Equity in Global Health Research
CGHS in collaboration with partner NIH Institutes and Centers is exploring opportunities to further encourage and facilitate equity in global health research.

Three women on computers at Rakai Health Sciences Program in Uganda 

State of Data Science for Health in Africa
An African-led writing project to describe the state of the field, highlight its importance, and stimulate new thinking on the topic.

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Advancing Health Research in Humanitarian Crises
Convening researchers, humanitarian organizations and policymakers to share learning and strategies on conducting global health research in the context of humanitarian crises, such as armed conflict, natural disasters, forced displacement and disease outbreaks.

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Global Health Reciprocal Innovation
The Global Health Reciprocal Innovation project seeks to highlight how health innovations that have been researched, developed and implemented in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) can be adapted and adopted to address similar challenges in U.S. settings utilizing scientific methods such as implementation science.

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Global Food and Nutrition Insecurity
Highlighting innovative research projects on nutrition and food insecurity and health outcomes in global settings.

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Childhood Obesity Prevention Across Borders: The Promise of US-Latin American Research Collaboration
Catalyzing collaborations between U.S. and Latin American scientists on childhood obesity prevention.

Past Projects

Read about past projects of the Center for Global Health Studies.

About the Center Facilities

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The Center for Global Health Studiesis located on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Center facilities host in-person and virtual, distance-based trainings and collaborations for supported projects.

The building has three floors of office and meeting space, including a conference room with state-of-the-art videoconferencing capabilities.


To catalyze research to address global health challenges through multidisciplinary and multi-sector dialogue, collaboration and training


Nalini Anand, J.D., MPH.
Director, Center for Global Health Studies
Fogarty International Center
U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Email: Nalini.Anand@nih.gov
Phone: 301-402-7348

Rachel Sturke, Ph.D., MPH, M.I.A.
Deputy Director, Center for Global Health Studies
Fogarty International Center
U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Email: Rachel.Sturke@nih.gov
Phone: 301-496-1491

Fogarty Advisory Board Subcommittee

A subcommittee of the Fogarty Advisory Board provides strategic direction for the Center's projects and programs.

  • Chandy John, M.D.
    Ryan White Endowed Chair in Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    Director, Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease and Global Health
    Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Dr. Maureen Lichtveld
    Dean of the Graduate School of Public Health
    Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health
    Jonas Salk Chair in Population Health
    University of Pittsburgh
  • Judith N. Wasserheit, M.D., M.P.H.
    Professor, Global Health
    Chair, Global Health
    Professor, Medicine - Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
    University of Washington

Updated September 12, 2023