Stanford Global Health Working Groups & Initiatives
Climate and Health
This group brings together the Program for Disease Ecology, Health and the Environment, the Urban Resilience Project, the Natural Capital project, and a new grant, Revitalizing Informal Settlements and their Environments (RISE), in addition to advocacy and policy efforts.
Leads: Giulio De Leo, Stephen Luby
Global Culture of Health Initiative
Aims to convene senior executives to explore multinational companies’ “health footprint” with consumers, employees, communities and the environment. Examine health challenges of international supply chains and other issues.
Leads: Kathy Burke, Mark Cullen
Global Health Education @ Stanford
Staff and faculty team developing plans for undergraduate minor in global health, as well as possibilities for certificates, CME or executive education.
Lead: Gary Darmstadt
Global Mental Health
Multiple initiatives including Human Rights in Trauma Mental Health Lab and new Precision Mental Health team funded by Stanford’s Catalyst Collaborative.
Leads: Daryn Reicherter, Christina Khan
Global Oncology & Palliative Care Initiative
Mobilizes wide-ranging disciplines and schools to share work and challenges in cancer and palliative care in low-resource settings. Meets quarterly, hosts research symposium.
Lead: Ami Bhatt
Surgical disciplines as well as anesthesia, obstetrics and gynecology are teaming up to develop research and training programs for low-resource settings, building on existing efforts in Zimbabwe and South Asia.
Lead: Sherry Wren
Madagascar Working Group
Stanford investigators from engineering, medicine, biology and ecology are focused on the environment and health of this island nation, working closely with the ministry of health and local NGOs.
Lead: Mark Krasnow
Nepal Working Group
Connecting researchers and clinicians working in Nepal with a new Stanford site about 40k from Kathmandu. Exploring genomics, infectious disease, community medicine and post-graduate medical training.
Lead: Jason Andrews
Online Education/Digital Learning
Stanford has led in developing digital content for medical education. Digital Medic is a partnership with a consortium of Indian medical schools to expand access to high-quality digital content, produced in country. The program is expanding in South Africa and other countries.
Lead: Sakti Srivastrava
"Purposeful University" Conversation
Our vision of global health reaches far beyond the medical community. How can Stanford best engage to reduce disparities among the underserved, here and abroad? Stanford Global Health is starting a conversation with leaders from Stanford’s 7 schools, as well as the University’s President and Trustees.
Lead: Michele Barry
Refugees and Conflict Zones
Looks at community- and tech-based solutions to rebuild health in conflict and post-conflict zones. Funded cross-campus landscaping study starting soon.
Lead: Paul Wise
Stunting and Environmental Enteropathy
Connects multiple labs to advance understanding of the pathophysiology and biology in order to develop a multidisciplinary strategy to help children thrive.
Lead: Stephen Luby
Women Leaders in Global Health / Gender Equity
Stanford hosted the inaugural international Women Leaders in Global Health conference in October 2017. The planning team spans several schools and reaches around the world who are now focused on efforts to continue the growing movement. In addition, the working group includes ongoing research on gender issues, following up on Stanford’s leadership in a Lancet Commission on Gender in Health and Development.
Lead: Michele Barry, Gary Darmstadt
Zika Task Force
Convenes researchers in bioinformatics, diagnostics, genetics, infectious diseases, pediatrics and other fields to address the Zika pandemic. Funded projects are underway in Florida and Brazil.
Lead: Carlos Bustamante
Malaria Working Group
Bringing together researchers - from the basic sciences, archaeology, epidemiology and genomics - to explore interconnected questions and strengthen Stanford's contributions to malaria research.
Lead: Krish Seetah