Our faculty researchers are investigating critical health
issues, including maternal and child health, substance use and
abuse, aging, assistive technology and the epidemiology of chronic
diseases such as cancer.
This project focuses on the preparation and writing of a book
that will reflect a growing need for rigorous systematic
presentations of classical and novel empirical likelihood (EL)
approaches and their applications in biomedicine and health.
There are racial disparities in prostate cancer treatment, but
the root causes of these disparities are unknown. Heather Orom,
PhD, is exploring several possible explanations to help reduce
racial gaps in prostate cancer mortality and patient
Faculty are involved in a number of studies investigating
disease prevention. Studies examining how to prevent diarrheal
disease, a major source of death of infants and children in
developing economies, could have enormous health impacts.
This study will use multiple levels of analysis to determine
mechanisms by which amylin, a pancreatic-and-brain-derived peptide,
acts in the mesolimbic reward system of the brain to reduce body
weight and decrease food intake.
Clinical Associate Professor John Stone’s work helps
health and rehabilitation service providers bridge culture gaps by
understanding their clients’ cultural orientations as the
United States’ foreign-born population continues to rise.
Collaborating with their colleagues in both hemispheres, UB
researchers are conducting a case control study of breast cancer in
Puerto Rico and implementing the first large-scale cervical cancer
screening project in northeast India.
OGHI founder Arthur Goshin and his team are creating a
community-based program in rural villages of India that focuses on
children with a range of physical disabilities, and are developing
training for workers who care for disabled children.
Through a partnership with the World Health Organization’s
tropical diseases research program and the Uganda Ministry of
Health, this study will help design a plan for a new intervention
to treat malaria in children in Uganda.
Working with the Child Health and Development Centre at Makerere
University, Uganda, this study, led by OGHI founder Arthur Goshin,
this study seeks to improve maternal health and birth weight,
nutrition and growth in children.
Pavani Kalluri Ram is leading studies to evaluate hand washing behavior change programs promote handwashing with soap to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene in communities in Kenya, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangladesh, and Nepal.
Location: Kampala, Uganda Department: Office of Global Health Initiatives;
available for faculty and student collaboration, as well as for
on-site global health fellowships funded through the Office of
Global Health Initiatives.
The Office of Global Health Initiatives is improving school and
community health with a series of public health interventions in
countries in Asia and Africa, working with villagers on key issues
such as safe water.