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.
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.
- Applicants must be a team of faculty from at least 2 different Hopkins Schools.
- Applicants should have an agreement with their in-country partners to develop the site; a supervisory plan must be in place.
- Projects should require the assistance of 3-5 students from 2-4 different Hopkins schools (not programs or departments).
- Preference will be given to unique collaborations (e.g. those including schools outside of the health campus)
- Students are expected to work as a team in Baltimore and are encouraged to travel to the GEMS together.
- To receive funding, selected students must travel to the GEMS site during the project for at least 6 weeks.
The 2019 cycle is closed. Please email any questions about future cycles directly to Anna Kalbarczyk | email@example.com
Many 2019 sites are currently recuiting student team members. If you are a Hopkins student interested in joining a GEMS team, please contact the faculty contact directly. Some student scopes of work are available here.
Kenya: Feasibility and acceptability of enhanced patient care (EPC) for adult HIV patients with unsupressed viral loads in western Kenya
Colombia: Exploring stakeholders' and publics' perspectives on gun-carrying restrictions in Colombia
Lebanon: Effects of UNRWA financial crisis on the health outcomes of Palestinian refugees
Mali: Air pollution education and exposure awareness among pregnant women in Bamako, Mali
South Africa: Developing a contingency management program for smoking cessation for people with HIV and/or TB in South Africa
Anna Kalbarczyk, MPH
Assistant Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health
Faculty, Department of International Health, JHSPH
firstname.lastname@example.org | 410-502-9873