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Profiles of Fogarty Fellows and Scholars
As a Fogarty fellow in India, Dr. Emily Mendenhall researched co-occurring epidemics of type 2 diabetes, depression and social inequality among urban patients.
Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars and
Fulbright-Fogarty Fellows and Scholars in Public Health provide mentorship and research opportunities for early stage investigators from the U.S. and low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Fogarty profiles the work and experience of these early-stage investigators trained with Fogarty support in each issue of
Global Health Matters.
Dr. Mark Brady’s experience studying tuberculosis in Peru as a Fogarty
Fellow gave him a foundation in infectious disease research that has
helped him support the U.S. COVID-19 response.
When Cambodia identified its first COVID-19 patient, former Fogarty Scholar Dr. Jessica Manning sequenced the genome of a virus sample and posted it on Nextstrain, becoming the first developing country lab to contribute to the global knowledge base.
As a Fogarty Scholar working in Ghana, Dr. Nauzley Abedini estimated the prevalence of neonatal jaundice and evaluated the ability of mothers to recognize signs of the condition in their babies.
Fogarty Fellow Jillian Armstrong is working on a research project evaluating photoacoustic flow cytometry for the non-invasive detection of malaria-infected red blood cells.
Serving as a Fogarty Fellow in both Uganda and South Africa helped prepare Dr. Lisa Bebell to successfully compete for a five-year NIH research career development grant.
Neiloy Sircar, the first lawyer to participate in Fogarty’s Fellows and Scholars program, examined consent, privacy and confidentiality in Kenya.
Dr. Leann Andrews launched a project to establish gardens to improve health in a slum community in Iquitos, Peru, as a Fogarty Fellow. She is the first landscape architect supported by the program.
Dr. Eric Coker trained local health workers and used the data they gathered to improve understanding of the complex interplay between indoor air quality and poor respiratory health.
Dr. Eric Nelson identified key factors that contributed to the understanding of cholera transmission, and developed partnerships that would lead to future research collaborations.
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Updated November 2020