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Regional GEOHealth Hub Centered in Peru - LMIC Award

The following grant was awarded by, is supported by, is administered by or is in partnership with the Fogarty International Center at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Funding Fogarty Program

Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth)

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Regional GEOHealth Hub Centered in Peru

Principal Institution

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Hartinger, Stella Maria; Checkley, William; Gonzales, Gustavo F; Steenland, Nelson K

Project Contact Information

Email: stella.hartinger.p@upch.pe

Project Website

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GEOHealth Peru

Year(s) Awarded



Bolivia; Chile; Ecuador; Peru


Emory University

NIH Partners


Project Description

The research builds on our previous work in the region and is designed to enhance capacity to carry out research and provide data useful to policy makers in our focus area of building capacity in Ambient Air Pollution (AAP) research in Peru and study the association between AAP and cardiovascular, respiratory, and neurodegenerative health outcomes, including COVID-19 and Alzheimer’s where the association with AAP is not well established.

Partner award: Regional GEOHealth Hub Centered in Peru - US Award

GEOHealth funding partners include NCI, NIEHS, NIOSH (CDC) and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

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