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Profiles of Fogarty Fellows and Scholars

Former Fogarty Fellow Abigail Link evaluates meningitis causes among patients in Uganda

Abigail Link's research will paint a more complete picture of the disease in the region by using hospital data as well as surveys and interviews with patients and providers to understand barriers to improving health outcomes.


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 these early-stage investigators trained with Fogarty support in each issue of Global Health Matters.

Portrait of Dr. Hagan works with a mother holding her infant

Eliminating vaccine-preventable diseases

Dr. Jose Hagan participated in Fogarty’s inaugural cohort of Scholars and Fellows in 2004 and then again in 2011. He is now Team lead for the WHO Disease Elimination Program

Portrait of Abigail Cortez, M.D.

Investigating trauma care in Tanzania

Fogarty Fellow Dr. Abigail Cortez spent a ​year studying surgical outcomes of patients with tibia fractures in Tanzania to see which treatment method had better results.


Dr. Moyo Sikhulile and a colleague dressed in lab coats work with sample in the lab

Fogarty Fellow recognized for omicron discovery

After decades spent using genomic sequencing to study HIV/AIDS and other diseases, ​Dr. Moyo was well-prepared to pivot to COVID-19 when it struck Botswana. He went on to identify the omicron variant.

Leah Katzelnick poses for the camera in a lab.

Investigating Zika and dengue in South America

Fogarty Fellow Dr. Leah Katzelnick’s project showed previous Zika infection increases the risk of dengue disease severity.

The photo shows a nurse interacting with a young woman at a family planning clinic within a government health care center in Uganda.

Nurse-led PrEP delivery in Uganda

Fogarty Fellow Ivan Segawa's evaluates the feasibility and acceptability of a health delivery model that integrates oral PrEP into family planning clinics.

Dr. Siana Nkya working with her colleagues in a Tanzanian lab

Tackling sickle cell disease in Tanzania

Seeing the impact sickle cell disease had on many Tanzanians, former Fogarty Fellow Dr. Siana Nkya chose to research the genetic factors that influence the severity of the disease.


Past profiles Fogarty Fellows and Scholars

East Asia and the Pacific

South Asia

Sub-Saharan Africa

Western Hemisphere

Update September 2, 2022