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Programs in Global Health Research

We leverage Stanfordʼs interdisciplinary strengths in engineering, environment, medicine, law, business, social sciences, and health policy to increase global health knowledge, create solutions, and effectively disseminate them. We fund Stanford research teams with global health seed grants, lead trainings on how to conduct global health research, fund post-docs and medical students to conduct research in LMICs, and showcase research through communications and convenings. Explore our programs below.

Global Health Seed Grants

We award seed grants to multidisciplinary teams dedicated to solving global health problems in low-resource settings.

Clea Sarnquist discusses health with residents in Kenya

GH Medical Student Research Fellowship

This fellowship supports Stanford medical students in gaining foundational experience in global health research.

Global Health Research Convening

Our annual event brings together students, faculty, staff, and researchers working in global and planetary health from Stanford & beyond.

Global Health Research Methods Workshop

A two-day intensive seminar on developing research skills applicable to global health.

post doctoral fellowship in global health

Planetary Health Postdoctoral Fellowship

This fellowship fosters the professional development of early career planetary health researchers and ambassadors.

Global Health Equity Scholars Fellowship

A one-year mentored research training program, funded by NIH/Fogarty, for post-docs, upper-level PhD students and professional school students in LMICs.

Global Health Research Resources

To learn more about global health research opportunities at Stanford or connect with a faculty member, please contact Associate Director for Global Health Education, Yosefa Gilon at

Research Administration Roadmap

Stanford researchers can use this quick guide to launch global health research projects at Stanford.

Pathway to Publishing

This guide, written by Research Director Dr. Steve Luby, helps career authors write about and publish their research.

Lane Medical Library Resources

Stanford’s Lane Medical Library offers curated research resources for Global Health and Population Health.

Stanford Global Health Research Map

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Our Team

Yosefa Gilon

Associate Director, Education, CIGH

Steve Luby

Associate Dean for Global Health, Director of Research, CIGH

Ola Alani

Research Assistant, CIGH