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Department: Medicine

Type: Clinical research

Description:
Our team has been developing, implementing, and evaluating patient-facing mobile apps for patients with chronic conditions. To date, we adapted our existing asthma app for patients in India and we are currently conducting a study to evaluate the impact on clinical outcomes. We would similarly like to adapt the apps for other countries. There are definitely publication opportunities available with this project.

MS1/MS4

Can be done virtually and in person

Department: Medicine

Type: Clinical research

Description:
HIV remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality among people who inject drugs (PWID). Between 2011 and 2017, new HIV infections among adults worldwide declined by 14%; however, there has been no decrease in the annual number of new HIV infections among PWID. In fact, the incidence appears to be rising. PWID also bear a disproportionately high burden of other blood borne infections including HCV and HBV. In an update to the 90-90-90 HIV treatment targets, the HIV epidemic by 2030. Similarly, WHO has threat by 2030. To achieve UNAIDS and WHO’s targets, innovative strategies will be required among marginalized populations such as PWID, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) where coverage of UNAIDS issued a declaration of commitment to e nd called for elimination of viral hepatitis as a major public health needle and syringe programs and medication-assisted therapy may be limited. The overarching goal of this proposal is to inform a targeted public health strategy to prevent transmission of HIV and other blood borne infections among PWID. To accomplish this, we will leverage the high transmissibility and genetic diversity of HCV to identify PWID who are of high centrality in transmission networks in Kenya, East Africa. We will then determine demographic, behavioral, virologic, and geographic risk factors and model the impact of public health interventions targeted toward high centrality PWID on transmission of HIV and other blood borne infections. The strategy we propose aims to meet a critical need by supplying new molecular epidemiologic tools to inform development and revision of national and international strategies that can maximize the impact of prevention efforts for HIV and other blood borne infections. We expect this study to provide essential information for policy makers and researchers seeking to identify key priorities and strategies for blood borne infection prevention in settings where HIV and viral hepatitis epidemics are converging among PWID. In addition to providing evidence with immediate relevance to policy, the approach developed in this study will provide a durable template for further analyses, including prospective assessment of other targeted HIV prevention and HCV elimination strategies among PWID; and monitoring of progress towards key goals for reducing the burden of HIV, HCV, and other blood borne infections among PWID in resource limited settings.

MS1/MS4

Can be done virtually and in person

Department: Family/Social Med & Peds

Type: Quality Improvement

Description:
We supported primary care services at over 20 village health centers in Northern Togo. We have engaged students in the past that partner with our host country staff to support ongoing QI initiatives that the clinical teams have identified. Some in-person time is and French fluency is required. Past experience and/or formal training in QI methods is strongly preferred.

MS1/MS4

In person only

Department: Orthopedic Surgery

Type: Service

Description
Butterfly Foundation goes yearly to Sto Domingo, Dominican Republic. We perform Scoliosis correction surgery in underserved children with severe spinal deformities. We bring an extensive (30+)

MS4

In person only

Department: Epi & Pop Health

Type: Clinical research

Description
Examine genetic and lifestyle factors associated with prostate cancer in African men. We have a large, multi-center case control study in West and South Africa. Students should be familiar with data analysis and statistical software package

MS4

Can be done virtually and in person

Department: Hepatology

Type: Educational

Description
faith-based educational and screening program for hypertension for the Bronx West African community

MS1/MS4

In person only

Department: Ob/Gyn

Type: Clinical research

Description
Hispanic Health, Health Equity, looking at issues that affect infant and maternal health in patients from different Hispanic groups; travel to Dominican Republic, Chile, El Paso/Juarez

MS1/MS4

Can be done virtually and in person

Department: PM&R

Type: Educational/Service

Description
When allowed: semi-annual service/education missions to Jamaica for 1 week. Planning period is several months before. Long-term virtual communication and education opportunities available with Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Hospital and Kingston Public Hospital.

MS1/MS4

Can be done virtually and in person

Department: Epi & Pop Health

Type: Clinical research

Description
Environmental – Woodsmoking stoves and lung cancer

“Burning wood to heat your home may cause short-term and long-term health effects. One rural community in Chile is currently improving the wood burning stoves in ~50,000 homes. This “natural experiment” is providing the opportunity to study the biological impacts, and diseases, associated with wood smoke exposure (i.e., lung cancer, COPD, low birth weight). Given the scale of this project, there are also opportunities to study additional health-related topics relevant to rural communities (i.e., cancer risk/screening, cardiovascular disease, access to care, mental health, women’s health, children’s health, etc).”

Spanish required

Department: Medicine/Endocrinology

Type: Educational/Service/Clinical Research

Description
Working with a diabetes clinic/community health in Uganda

MS1/MS4

Can be done virtually and in person

Department: ENT

Type: Educational

Description
Global health simulation in ENT in Vietnam

MS4

In person only

Department: Medicine

Type: Service, Education

Description
Kisoro

MS4

Department: Ophthalmology

Type: Clinical research

Description
Pakistan

MS1/MS4

Can be done virtually and in person

Department: Epi&Pop Health

Type: Epi research/data analysis

Description
Working with project in Peds in India

MS1/MS4

Can be done virtually and in person

Department: Medicine

Type: Clinical research, education

Description

  1. Conduct systematic lit review of MIC and use of technical and AI and mobile websites as they relate to health promotion/HIV prevention/stigma
  2. Evaluation of digital social marketing materials for heath promotion (HIV prevention, PREP, linkage to care) for sexual and gender minorities

MS1/MS4

Virtually and in person

Department: Medicine

Type: Lab based research

Description
Various global health areas: malaria bench work, COVID lab an epi research

Department: Ob/Gyn

Type: Clinical research/education

Description
Continue an ongoing study in Chile about adolescent reproductive health, focusing on sex education

MS1/MS4

Virtually and in person

Department: GHC

Type: Clinical research

Description
Ongoing study about the effect of the “Element of Play” on child development and on medical variables in Ethiopia and Haiti

MS1/MS4

Virtually for now/hopefully in person in the future