EGHI Announces 2021 Faculty Seed Grant Awardees

2021 FGS

The Emory Global Health Institute (EGHI) has announced the recipients of its 2021 Faculty Seed Grants. Each seed grant awardee will receive up to $20,000 to conduct preliminary research on a global health challenge, with the goal of securing additional funding from external sources to expand the research conducted during this initial pilot phase.

EGHI seed grant projects are multidisciplinary, with all projects including Emory co-investigators with appointments at different schools than that of the principal investigator. Additionally, seed grant projects often include external local and in-country partners.

The principal investigators and project titles of the 2021 EGHI Faculty Seed Grant Awards are:

Glenna Brewster, Assistant Professor, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Feasibility and Acceptability of a Virtual Savvy Caregiver Program in Jamaica

This project is a collaborative relationship focused on dementia care interventions between Emory faculty and researchers at the Caribbean region’s leading health research institute and a partnering non-governmental organization focused on mental and cognitive health in Jamaica, Jamaica Mental Health Advocacy Network (JaMHAN).

Dabney P. Evans, Associate Professor and Co-Director of Graduate Studies, Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Global Health

Adapting the myPlan Mobile Application for use among Brazilian Women experiencing Intimate Partner Violence

This project aims to create a beta version of myPlan for use among Brazilian populations, leading to the reduction of intimate partner violence and femicide in Brazil. 

Nadine Kaslow, Professor and Vice-Chair for Faculty Development in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine

Developing a Culturally Responsive, Evidence-Informed Wellness Toolkit for Healthcare Workers in China

This project aims to develop and pilot test a culturally responsive, evidence-informed wellness toolkit for the healthcare workers in 4 hospitals in two large Chinese cities. 

Gonzalo Vazquez-Prokopec, Associate Professor, Emory College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Environmental Sciences

Understanding the differential response to dengue and Zika virus infection

The goal of this project is to perform an unprecedented, in-depth characterization of the antibody response to DENV and/or ZIKV infection at the individual and population level in an endemic city.

Michael Woodworth, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Emory School of Medicine

Working towards an Ethiopia-Emory Collaborations on Antimicrobial Resistance Genomic Surveillance (WE-Seq)

WE-Seq aims to collaboratively enhance Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)) genomic surveillance capacity through peer mentored research and practical workshops, and to evaluate the perception and acceptability of microbiome therapeutics with qualitative research methods.