Profiles of Fogarty Fellows and Scholars

Dr. Gigi Bastien speaks with a study participant who is seated across from her at a table

Tackling mental scars in Liberia following Ebola outbreak

Fogarty Fellow Dr. Gigi Bastien wants to improve understanding of the mental health and psycho-social challenges facing communities and individuals affected by Ebola.


Fogarty's 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 a Fellows and Scholars in each issue of Global Health Matters.

Dr Naidoo in a white lab coat seated at a desk reviews side by side chest x-rays on a computer screen

Improving HIV/AIDS treatment in South Africa

As a Fogarty Scholar, Dr. Kogieleum Naidoo contributed to a pivotal study that led to more effective treatment of people co-infected with HIV and TB.

Dr Paul Drain smiles at camera in hall of a hospital, wearing white doctor's coat, stethoscope around neck

Accelerating point-of-care diagnostics for TB

Dr. Paul Drain helped to assess point-of-care diagnostics for tuberculosis and HIV as a Fogarty scholar in South Africa.

Dr Manning in an exam room with stethoscope in ears holds it to a young boy’s back, she looks down at him

Studying malaria and bioethics in Mali

Dr. Jessica Manning conducted malaria vaccine research as a Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholar in Mali.

Dr Brie Falkard wearing lab coat and protective gloves works in lab next to fume hood, speaking with another lab worker

Investigating cholera in children

To help develop more effective cholera vaccines, Dr. Brie Falkard has studied the human immune system response in Bangladesh.

Dr. Anna Babakhanyan in white coat and gloves uses tools to examine a placenta

Assessing HIV impact in utero in Cameroon

Dr. Anna Babakhanyan studied whether HIV-free babies born to mothers with the virus receive normal or lower levels of the maternal antibodies that protect newborns from malaria.

Dr. Arti Kundu collects samples from hand surfaces using a bag of sterile water from a female study participant in a busy street

Testing water for contamination in India

Fogarty fellow and engineer Dr. Arti Kundu studies the role of unclean hands in water contamination in India.

Dr. Amy Sims, cardiologist, examines a young child patient using cardiac equipment, woman holds child in her arms in busy clinic

Researching pediatric cardiology in Malawi

As a Fogarty Fellow in pediatric cardiology, Dr. Amy E. Sims provides treatment to patients and participants in her fellowship research project on cardiac dysfunction in HIV-positive children.

Dr. Bhakti Hansoti and healthcare worker examine infant using a stethoscope

Developing triage tool for children

To help improve emergency medical care for children in low-resource settings in South Africa, Dr. Bhakti Hansoti worked to create a screening method designed for use in primary care facilities.


Dr Tang working with anatomic models to demonstrate birthing techniques to trainee

Improving women's health in Malawi

As a researcher and an obstetrician-gynecologist, Dr. Jennifer Tang helped improve the health prospects of women in Malawi as a part of her Fogarty-supported research.


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