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Non-Communicable Diseases

gh topics insetEGHI supports Emory faculty and students investigating non-communicable diseases around the world. Specific projects focus on a variety of topics including diabetes, breast cancer, and genetic testing.

Bahamas

Addressing Chronic Disease in Eleuthera, Bahamas: Developing Targeted Educational Interventions in School, Church, Community, and Clinical Settings, 2013 Student Field Scholar Project.
When Technology Meets Community: Implications of Genetic Testing in Eleuthera, Bahamas, 2010 Student Field Scholar Project.

Guatemala

Collaborative Adaptation and Implementation of a Community Health Promoter Intervention for Diabetes Self-Management among the Tz'utujil Maya of San Pablo and San Juan La Laguna, Guatemala, 2012 Student Field Scholar Project.

India

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 Health and an EGHI Faculty Distinction Fund Awardee, received a 2007 EGHI Partnership Program Grant to establish the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF)-Emory Population-Based Global Diabetes Research Center.

India, Mexico

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.

India, Pakistan

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.

United States

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 Developing User-Friendly Tools to Aid State Policy Makers to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this study synthesizes high quality data to produce estimates that are accessible to state officials and other interested groups to aid in the evaluation of the health and cost burdens imposed by cardiovascular risk factors. The study will also produce a flexible data infrastructure and methodology to monitor state-level trends and rankings in cardiovascular risk factors and related health outcomes.

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 Assessing the Impacts of Implementing Diabetes Prevention and Hypertension Control Globally. Funded by the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, the study involves compiling literature and quantitative analyses to develop and validate an efficacy-to-effectiveness conversion tool to be used on two test cases (diabetes prevention and hypertension control) to estimate the avoidable burdens of disease and mortality worldwide.

 

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