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.
To maximize its prevention potential, the public health impact
of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) requires an approach that will
lead to: 1) large-scale adoption among eligible populations and 2)
identification of current gaps among prescribers.
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.
Caffeine is the most widely used psychoactive substance in the
world and its use is increasing among children. Although considered
safe, the majority of empirical data on the effects of caffeine
have been collected in adults.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.