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Founded by Jeffrey P. Koplan and international colleagues in 2001, the International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI) connects and strengthens the government agencies responsible for public health. IANPHI improves the world's health by leveraging the experience and expertise of its member institutes to build robust public health systems. Its Emory University Office, in partnership with its membership Secretariat in Helsinki, Finland, leads capacity building projects in over 35 countries around the world. It is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other donors, its 84 members, and private-sector partners. Learn more about IANPHI’s work with India’s National Centre for Disease Control.

Education

Venkat Narayan, Ruth and O.C. Hubert Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health and an EGHI Faculty Distinction Fund Awardee, is participating in the Vanderbilt-Emory-Cornell-Duke Consortium for Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program, which supports one-year mentored research fellowships for clinical investigators studying diseases and conditions in developing countries.

Environmental Health

Paige Tolbert, Chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Rollins School of Public Health, received an EGHI Seed Grant in 2008 to establish a Global Environmental Health Partnership with the University of Copenhagen and other satellite research campuses.

Maternal and Child Health

Adolescent Health in a Globalizing World: Understanding the Impact of Behaviors and Attitudes on a Healthy Weight among Adolescents in Bijapur, India, 2013 Student Field Scholar Project.

Migrant Health

Migrant Health in Chennai, India: Assessing Diabetes Burden in Migrant and Non-migrant Urban Populations, 2012 Student Field Scholar Project.

Venkat Narayan, a Professor of Global Health and the Rollins School of Public Health and an EGHI Faculty Distinction Fund Awardee, received an EGHI Seed Grant in 2007 to establish a Research Program to Examine Globalization, Global Migration and Health.

Non-Communicable Diseases

Venkat Narayan, Ruth and O.C. Hubert Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health and an EGHI Faculty Distinction Fund Awardee, is working with the Public Health Leadership and Implementation Academy for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). Funded by the National Institutes of Health, this program will train 60 young health professionals from Mexico and India, and serve as a stepping stone for these young professionals to build careers focused on designing policies and/or interventions for NCD risk reduction and care in the population, while simultaneously building sustainable capacity at their home institutions.

Venkat Narayan, Ruth and O.C. Hubert Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health and an EGHI Faculty Distinction Fund Awardee, is working is leading the Center for Cardiometabolic Risk Reduction in South Asia Surveillance Study. Funded by the National Institutes of Health and the UnitedHealth Group, the goal of this project is to develop and implement a model sentinel surveillance scheme in three locations (New Delhi, Chennai, and Karachi) to capture population-based cardiometabolic risk factor and events data in a total of 15,000 participants to better comprehend the determinants and outcomes of cardiometabolic disease.

Venkat Narayan, Ruth and O.C. Hubert Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health and an EGHI Faculty Distinction Fund Awardee, is working on a project entitled Center for Cardiometabolic Risk Reduction in South Asia Translational Trial. The goal of this project is to test the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an intensive and comprehensive multi-factorial intervention delivery strategy, simultaneously targeting glucose, blood pressure, and lipid control, as well as processes of care (aspirin use; ACE-i Use; regular eye, foot, and urine testing) among 1,120 people with T2DM across eight states in India and Pakistan who have a moderate- to high-risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Venkat Narayan, Ruth and O.C. Hubert Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health and an EGHI Faculty Distinction Fund Awardee, is leading the Non-Communicable Diseases in India Training Program. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, this interdisciplinary training program focuses on the epidemiology and prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) across the life course in cross-connecting subject areas (e.g., child health, nutrition and lifestyle, environmental health, obesity and diabetes, stroke, and other vascular diseases) and population science disciplines (e.g., epidemiology and biostatistics, clinical trials, translational research, social sciences, and economics). The program will build a critical mass of NCD researchers and incorporate them within integrated NCD research programs in India with an emphasis on retaining talented young scientists in India, enabling them to develop world-class research skills in an Indian-based training environment, facilitating international collaborations, and providing end-of-training grants to promote in-country research projects.

What are the Causes and Consequences of Poor Health Service Utilization and Clinic Follow-up by Diabetic Patients in Chennai, India?, 2009 Student Field Scholar Project.

Venkat Narayan, Ruth and O.C. Hubert Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Healthand an EGHI Faculty Distinction Fund Awardee, received an EGHI Partnership Program Grant in 2007 to help establish the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF)-Emory Population-Based Global Diabetes Research Center.

Vaccines

Rafi Ahmed, Professor at the Emory University School of Medicine and Director of the Emory Vaccine Center, received an EGHI Partnership Program Grant in 2007 to establish The ICGEB-Emory Vaccine Center: A Collaboration between Emory University School of Medicine and the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB, New Delhi, India).