The Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health
The Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health (CGH) works to facilitate and focus the extensive expertise and resources of the Johns Hopkins Institutions together with global collaborators to effectively address and ameliorate the world's most pressing health issues. By fostering collaboration across all 9 of the Hopkins' schools within the University, the Center continues to make progress on many international fronts, particularly in developing countries.
In 2016, the CGH celebrated its 10 year anniversary. Below is an outline of the Center's accomplishments over the past 10 years.
GOAL: Solicit philanthropic support for global-health related projects, disease specific research, and the Center’s programming goals.
- Assisted in 28 applications. 15 awards and 2 pending
- Funded projects resulted in $191 million
GOAL: Support training and development of global health leaders
- Funded 635 student travel grants
- Funded nine cycles of $50K Faculty Grants in Global Health to 70 early-career faculty members. The purpose of the awards is to fund pilot research projects that will allow the faculty members to obtain further funding. The proposed project topics varied widely and included infectious disease, cardiovascular disease, injuries, asthma, and mental health. Multi-School applications are encouraged. For the 2012 cycle the CGH established a collaboration with The Cancer Prevention and Control Program of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center to fund one grant. In the 2015 cycle, a similar partnership was developed with the Center for AIDS Research to co-fund one grant.
The Center has monitored the impact of this program by number of subsequent grant applications and awards. Among the 70 funded projects there have been 116 subsequent applications to external institutions such as the NIH based on data from the pilot grant. Of the 79 applications with a funding disposition, 43 were funded, bringing $29,513,337 back to the University.
This represents a return of $9.25 for each dollar invested.
Among complete and ongoing projects, 72 journal articles have been published and 47 are pending submission.
- Funded 42 MPH and 27 MHS/MSPH scholarships
- Received $4.97 million for “twinning” arrangement with Makerere University
- In 2015 the CGH piloted a new interdisciplinary training program for students, faculty, and partners called the Global Established Multidisciplinary Sites (GEMS). In two years the program has supported 45 students and 20 faculty in 7 disciplines in 6 countries.
- In conjunction with the JHSPH Department of International Health, the CGH developed a 1 credit International Travel Preparation, Safety, & Wellness course to prepare students, staff, and faculty for travel overseas. The CGH is planning to offer the course on Coursera, an open-source online education platform.
GOAL: Influence policy and priorities for global health
- The Center is a founding member of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH). The CUGH’s purpose is to support each other in the development of global health academic programs. Dr. Quinn serves on the Steering Committee and Board for the Consortium. The organization is currently comprised of 135 institutional members with access to more than 12,000 global health practitioners world wide.
- In response to emerging epidemics, the Center co-sponsored Symposia on the Ebola and Zika viruses. The Ebola symposium was live streamed with more than 45,000 total views, shattering the University’s prior records. The live stream logged at least one viewer from all 50 states and over 90 countries.
- In collaboration with the Department of International Health, the Center established the Global Health Leaders Forum which ran from 2007-2010. The Forum was a series of talks by recognized leaders in Global Health.
GOAL: Serve as a communications mechanism and resource center
- Established a website to serve faculty, staff, students, alumni, and global health practitioners. Revamped website in 2015.
- Established and maintain a searchable projects database that allows faculty members and students to identify others with common research interest
- Send weekly Global Health Bulletin