Global Health Track for Infectious Diseases Fellows

The Global Health Track is available to current fellows with interests in global health research, program implementation or health policy.

Mission

To train fellows as future leaders and innovators in global health and infectious diseases.

Objectives

  • To provide experience conducting research and/or providing clinical care in resource-challenged settings and across international boundaries.
  • To introduce concepts in international development and policy.
  • To educate fellows on the unique ethical issues that arise in the practice of global health.
  • To provide additional experience and training in global health tailored to the career goals of the individual fellow.

Application process

  • Applications are due beginning of December, during the first year of fellowship.
  • This track is open for fellows with interest in global health research, program implementation or health policy.
  • Fellows are expected to report and present their work by May of their second year.
  • For more information about the global health track or application process, please email cmattar@wustl.edu

Activities

  • Attendance at the Global Health Pathway Lecture Series after the start of the second year of the fellowship.
  • Didactic coursework tailored to the individual fellow’s needs. Below are few examples of courses which could be taken during 2nd year of fellowship:
    • Introduction to statistics for clinical research
    • Epidemiology for clinical research
    • Global burden of diseases
    • Comparative effectiveness research
    • Dissemination and implementation science
  • At least one elective in a resource-challenged setting:
    • Guatemala
    • Haiti
    • Ethiopia
    • Thailand
    • Malawi
    • St. Louis partner organizations
    • Other sites may be discussed with the fellow’s mentor and the program director
  • Participation in the annual Conference on Global Health and Infectious Diseases held by the Institute for Public Health.
  • Participation in the Consortium of Universities for Global Health meeting if the fellow is scheduled to present an abstract.

Competencies

At the end of their training, fellows will be expected to have acquired an understanding of the following:

  • Global burden of disease
  • Globalization of health and health care
  • Social and environmental determinants of health
  • Collaboration, partnering and communication
  • Ethics of global health work
  • Health equity and social justice
  • Program management
  • Sociocultural and political awareness