The Weill Cornell Global Health Research Fellowship is a 3 year fellowship designed to train generalist clinician-scientists for academic careers in global health research. This innovative Fellowship is tailored for post-residency graduates in internal medicine and provides a unique opportunity for essential time dedicated to field work and research training. Fellows receive intensive mentorship from faculty in New York and international Weill Cornell faculty throughout their training.
Fellowship Training Components
1. Field-Based Research and Mentorship
Trainees conduct research in Haiti, Tanzania, India, or Brazil for a minimum of 20 months over the three-year program. This amount of field research time is unique essential to this program.
2. Masters in Science Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research
The program consists of didactic courses (Biostatistics I and II, Clinical Research Methods, Epidemiology, Research Ethics, etc) and a mentored thesis project (published paper).
3. Hospital Medicine Clinical and Teaching Service
Trainees are mentored by faculty in the Division of Hospital Medicine. Each trainee is paired with a primary hospital medicine mentor, who provides mentorship on clinical care, teaching, and quality improvement methods.
Drs. Daniel Fitzgerald and Margaret McNairy co-direct the program with multidisciplinary faculty, including Dr. Mary Charlson and Dr. Arthur Evans. Dr. Fitzgerald has nearly two decades of global health research experience, working with GHESKIO in Haiti, where he has played a critical role in furthering advances for the treatment of HIV-AIDS and Tuberculosis. Dr. McNairy’s research focuses on implementation science of HIV models of care and health system strengthening in resource-limited settings.
Current Global Health Research Fellows
There are currently two Global Health Research Fellows, Dr. Justin Kingery, MD, PhD and Dr. Kathleen Walsh, MD, MPH, who are both also NIH Fogarty International Center Fellows. Click here to learn more about Dr. Kingery and Dr. Walsh and their work.
The Fellowship is currently accepting applications. Check our How to Apply page for more details on eligibility and the application process.