City street very crowded with pedestrians, tall buildings with signs and merchandise line the street

Building research capacity to fight noncommunicable diseases

Fogarty's Chronic, Noncommunicable Diseases and Disorders Across the Lifespan program is building the ranks of researchers and expanding knowledge of chronic diseases in LMICs. Many behaviors that cause NCDs are the result of urbanization, where people adopt more sedentary lifestyles and diets shift to primarily processed, low-fiber foods.