Global Established Multidisciplinary Sites (GEMS)

The aim of the Global Established Multidisciplinary Sites (GEMS) is to encourage faculty and students from across the Johns Hopkins University to work together to solve global health problems. Faculty mentors working on an international project that requires a multidisciplinary approach are encouraged to apply to develop a site. 

Details

Sites are expected to host and mentor 3-5 students from 3 or more different disciplines to collaborate and develop a solution to the proposed problem. The Center for Global Health will provide financial support for coordination and for student travel. The Center will also be involved in project planning and execution. Each site is eligible to receive up to $10,000 in coordination costs and to up to $20,000 to distribute to students traveling to GEMS. Funding is for one year of support. 

The Center for Global Health is pleased to announce the opening of the 2019 GEMS cycle. Faculty with global health projects in LMICs that require a multidisciplinary approach are encouraged to apply to establish a site. 

Eligibility

Deadlines

Faculty applications are due April 21, 2019 and may be emailed directly to Anna Kalbarczyk | akalbarc@jhu.edu 

Call for applications

Faculty application

2018 GEMS

Eldoret, Kenya: Feasibility and acceptability of integrating HIV care delivery into microfinance groups in western Kenya
Contact: Becky Genberg |  bgenberg@jhu.edu
Disciplines of interest include but are not limited to: Epidemiology, International Health, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Business. 

Peru, Uganda, Nepal: Implementation of case finding and self-management action plans for COPD
Contact: spollard@jhu.edu
Disciplines of interest include but are not limited to: Earth & Planetary Sciences, Health Systems, Social and Behavior Interventions, Epidemiology, and Medicine

Bolivia: The DART Study - Development of an Antigen Rapid dipstick Test for Bedside Detection of Pediatric Tuberculosis 
Contact: Amanda Debes | adebes1@jhu.edu 
Disciplines of interest include but are not limited to: Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Medicine, and Nanobiotechnology

India: Prevention of anemia in women in Bhikamkor, India
Contact: Rosemary Morgan | rosemary.morgan@jhu.edu
Disciplines of interest include but are not limited to: Public Health, Nursing, and Education
***please note, MSN students are not eligible unless they are in a dual degree program***

South Africa: Matla Mobile: a patient-centere mHealth system to improve HIV care continuum
Contact: Jonathan Golub | jgolub@jhmi.edu 
Disciplines of interest include but are not limited to: Business, Community/Public Health, Marketing and Communications

Please direct questions about the GEMS Program to: 
Anna Kalbarczyk, MPH

Assistant Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health
Faculty, Department of International Health, JHSPH
akalbarc@jhu.edu | 410-502-9873

People

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

Co-Director, MPH concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health; Associate Director, Center for Qualitative...

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE); Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global...

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation
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