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Archive: Stigma and Global Health Research Program

Status: Discontinued


Researchers interested in stigma-related research in low- and middle-income countries should consider applying to Fogarty's Reducing Stigma to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, and Global Brain Disorders Research programs.

Program Overview

The Stigma and Global Health Research Program aimed to stimulate interdisciplinary, investigator-initiated research on the role of stigma in health, and how to intervene to prevent or mitigate its negative effects on the health and welfare of individuals, groups and societies worldwide. This program encouraged research across a variety of scientific disciplines including the biomedical, social and behavioral sciences, to elucidate the etiology of stigma in relation to public health, and to develop and test interventions to mitigate the negative effects of stigma on health outcomes. Studies examined stigma and public health in domestic, international and cross-cultural contexts, with an emphasis on studies relevant to global health issues.

The Stigma program received significant citation in a special section of The Lancet, Stigma and global health: developing a research agenda, in February of 2006. View a full list of Stigma Lancet citations.

Stigma conference image, painting of masks on blue background2001 Stigma and Global Health Conference

In partnership with other NIH Institutes and Centers, U.S. agencies, and domestic and international organizations, Fogarty sponsored the Stigma and Global Health Conference in 2001. Focusing on stigma as it relates to public health, this conference examined the causes and consequences of stigma, both in the developing world and the United States.

Recent Awards

View a full list of past Stigma awards, including links to project information in NIH RePORTER.


Dr. Kathleen Michels
Program Director
Division of International Research and Training
Fogarty International Center
Building 31, Room B2C39
31 Center Drive MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Telephone: (301) 496-1653
FAX: (301) 402-0779
Email: kathleen.michels@nih.gov


The Stigma program is a collaboration between:


Last Updated: 4/21/2021 9:17 AM