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Trainee Spotlight: Ashley Karczewski 

Ashley Karczewski was a 2019-2020 NPGH Scholar – learn more about her fellowship experience in Nairobi, Kenya and her work in global oral health! Articles:

A Conversation With Ashley KarczweskiAshley Karczweski is one of our wonderful interns, learn more about her time as a fellow in Kenya!

Posted by Timothy A. DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health University of Washington on Monday, September 21, 2020


Life During a Pandemic: How Academia Responds

NPGH organized a series of moderated Zoom discussions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for more info.



Fogarty has partnered with the Fulbright Program, the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, to promote the expansion of research in public health and clinical research in resource-limited settings for medical and graduate students. Learn more about the Fulbright-Fogarty Awards in Public Health here. 2021-2022 Competition Deadline: Tuesday October 13, 2020 at 5 pm Eastern Time


Trainee Updates

Congratulations to 2012-2013 Fogarty Fellow, Dr. Bartholomew Ondigo, who has been one of 10 scientists selected for the new African Postdoctoral Training Initiative.

Congratulations to Fogarty Mentor Dr. Lishomwa Ndhlovu and 2015­-2016 Fogarty Fellow Dr. Gabriel Loni Ekali who were awarded the UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) International Infrastructure Award.

Congratulations to 2017­-2018 Fogarty Fellow, Dr. Elison Sarapura Casto, whose Fogarty project, “Parkinson’s Prevalence in Jauja” placed 1st in the Central Region category of the 2018 Medical College of Peru research competition.

Congratulations to 2014-­2015 Fogarty Fellow, Dr. Paul A. Burns, who was recently appointed Assistant Professor at the John D. Bower School of Population Health at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Select Trainee Publications

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Hydroxychloroquine in Nonhospitalized Adults With Early COVID-19

Caleb Skipper, Mahsa Abbasi, Sarah Lofgren, and Matt Pullen July 2020

Intimate Partner Violence, Poverty, and Maternal Health Care-Seeking Among Young Women in Kenya: a Cross-Sectional Analysis Informing the New Sustainable Development Goals

Paul Burns March 2020

Fighting Novel Diseases Amidst Humanitarian Crises

Neil Sircar January 2020

Cascade Analysis: An Adaptable Implementation Strategy Across HIV and Non-HIV Delivery Platforms.

Anjuli Wagner December 2019

The preventability of trauma-related death at a tertiary hospital in Ghana: a multidisciplinary panel review approach.

Rockefeller Oteng December 2019

Burden of Depression in Outpatient HIV-Infected adults in Sub-Saharan Africa; Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Sarah Lofgren November 2019

Male Partner Linkage to Clinic-Based Services for Sexually Transmitted Infections and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Services Following Couple Home-Based Education and Testing.

Jennifer MarkNovember 2019

Benchmarking Global Trauma Care: Defining the Unmet Need for Trauma Surgery in Ghana

Adam Gyedu, Barclay Stewart, Cameron Gaskill November 2019

Nationwide enumeration of emergency operations performed in Ghana

Adam Gyedu, Barclay Stewart November 2019

Estimating obstetric and gynecologic surgical rate: A benchmark of surgical capacity building in Ghana

Adam Gyedu, Barclay Stewart October 2019

Hospital-Based Quality Improvement Interventions for Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Systematic Review.

Ehete Bahiru September 2019

Cytomegalovirus viremia associated with increased mortality in cryptococcal meningitis in sub-Saharan Africa

Caleb Skipper September 2019

Short course amphotericin B in addition to sertraline and fluconazole for treatment of HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis in rural Tanzania

Joshua Rhein August 2019

Male Partner Linkage to Clinic-based Services for Sexually Transmitted infections and HIV

Jennifer Mark August 2019

Characterizing Men Who Have Sex with Transgender Women in Lima, Peru: Sexual Behavior and Partnership Profiles

Jessica Long July 2019

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Financial incentives to motivate pediatric HIV testing – assessing the potential for coercion, inducement, and voluntariness

Anjuli Wagner July 2019

Assessing a Human Rights-Based Approach to HIV in Kenya.

Neil Sircar June 2019

Hospital-based quality improvement interventions for patients with heart failure: a systematic review

Ehete Bahiru March 2019

A comparison of thick-film microscopy, rapid diagnostic test, and polymerase chain reaction for accurate diagnosis of Plasmodium falciparummalaria

Olivia Achonduh March 2019

Motorcycle taxi programme increases safe riding behaviours among its drivers in Kampala, Uganda

Kennedy Muni November 2018

Prevalence and factors associated with female genital mutilation among women of reproductive age in the Bawku municipality and Pusiga District of northern Ghana

Evelyn Sakeah September 2018

Physical and Mental Health Impacts of Household Gardens in an Urban Slum in Lima, Peru

Jorge A. Alarcon, Leann Andrews August 2018

Surgical oncology at a major referral center in Ghana: Burden, staging, and outcomes.

Adam Gyedu, Cameron Gaskill August 2018

The New England Journal of Medicine Perspective Piece – Crossing Borders

Marlene Martin, MD July 2018

Evaluation of the GeneXpert MTB/RIF in Patients with presumptive tuberculosis meningitis 

Tatiana Metcalf June 2018

Measuring adherence to antipsychotic medications for schizophrenia: Concordance and validity among a community sample in rural China

Roman Xu May 2018

Higher Transplacental Pathogen-Specific Antibody Transfer Among Pregnant Women Randomized to Triple Antiretroviral Treatment Versus Short Course Zidovudine

Rose Bosire March 2018

An Assessment of Rehabilitation Infrastructure in Peru

Amy Fuhs, Lacey LaGrone November 2017

Surgery and trauma care providers’ perception of the impact of dual-practice employment on quality of care provided in an Andean country.

Amy Fuhs, Leah Isquith-Dicker, Lacey LaGrone May 2017

Mixed-Methods Assessment of Trauma and Acute Care Surgical Quality Improvement Programs in Peru.

Amy Fuhs, Leah Isquith-Dicker, Lacey LaGrone April 2017

New-onset diabetes in hiv treated adults from thailand: predictors, long-term renal and cardiovascular outcomes.

Vorapot Saprisivat April 2017

Spatiotemporal mapping of cervical cancer incidence highlights need for targeted prevention in Songkhla province, Thailand.

Shama Virani April 2017

Cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers and HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders in HIV-infected individuals in Rakai, Uganda.

Mahsa Abassi, Bozena Morawski December 2016

Fixed-dose combination therapy for the prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases.

Ehete Bahiru March 2017

Genital Injury Signatures and Microbiome Alterations Associated With Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate Usage and Intravaginal Drying Practices.

Rose Bosire February 2017

The targetable A1 Huntington disease haplotype has distinct Amerindian and European origins in Latin America.

Mario Cornejo February 2017

Early childhood transmission of hepatitis B prior to the first hepatitis B vaccine dose is rare among babies born to HIV-infected and non-HIV infected mothers in Gulu, Uganda.

Emmanuel Seremba May 2017

Depression and Anxiety are Common in Acute HIV Infection and Associate with Plasma Immune Activation.

Nitaya Chomchey May 2017

Sustainable Resuscitation Ultrasound Education in a Low-Resource Environment: The Kumasi Experience.

Rockefeller Oteng March 2017

Interferon-γresponses to Plasmodium falciparum vaccine candidate antigens decrease in the absence of malaria transmission.

Cyrus Ayieko, George Oyodo January 2017

Feasibility and acceptability of HIV self-testing among pre-exposure prophylaxis users in Kenya.

Elizabeth Irungu February 2017

The PICASSO Cohort: baseline characteristics of a cohort of men who have sex with men and male-to-female transgender women at high risk for syphilis infection in Lima, Peru.

Segundo Leon April 2017

Seroprevalence of Histoplasmosis in Somali, Burmese, and Hmong Refugees Residing in Thailand and Kenya.

Nathan Bahr May 2017

Differences in Immunologic Factors Among Patients Presenting with Altered Mental Status During Cryptococcal Meningitis.

Nathan Bahr, Olatundan Williams, Joshua Rhein, Bozena Morawski, Mahsa Abassi, Sarah Lofgren March 2017

Eosinophilic Meningitis Due to Infection With Paragonimus kellicotti.

Nathan Bahr May 2017

Model distinguishability and inference robustness in mechanisms of cholera transmission and loss of immunity.

Karen Hamre May 2017

Barriers to Follow-Up for Abnormal Papanicolaou Smears among Female Sex Workers in Lima, Peru.

Devora Aharon January 2017

The Changing Epidemiology of Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus Type 1 Infection in Peruvian Female Sex Workers, 1993-2010.

Kristin Heitzinger February 2017

Beyond a Moral Obligation: A Legal Framework for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care and Anesthesia.

Barclay Stewart May 2017

Brief Report: Association Between Menopause and Unprotected Sex in High-Risk HIV-Positive Women in Mombasa, Kenya.

Linnet Masese April 2017

BCG vaccination induces HIV target cell activation in HIV-exposed infants in a randomized trial.

Melanie Gasper April 2017

Clinical Comparison of Retinopathy-Positive and Retinopathy-Negative Cerebral Malaria.

Ruth Namazzi January 2017

Recent advances in AIDS-related cryptococcal meningitis treatment with an emphasis on resource limited settings.

Joshua Rhein, Mahsa Abassi April 2017

Human Papillomavirus at Multiple Sites Associated with Anal Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions in HIV-Seropositive Individuals.

Eleanore Chuang July 2016

Elevated cerebrospinal fluid tumor necrosis factor is associated with acute and long-term neurocognitive impairment in cerebral malaria.

Paul Bangirana April 2017

Feasibility Study of HIV Sentinel Surveillance using PMTCT data in Cameroon: from Scientific Success to Programmatic Failure.

Gabriel Ekali January 2017

mHealth Interventions for Health System Strengthening in China: A Systematic Review.

Maoyi Tian, Dong Xu March 2017

The role of implementation science training in global health: from the perspective of graduates of the field’s first dedicated doctoral program.

Dong Xu January 2016