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Fellowship Components and Timeline

Fellowship Objectives:

1. Deepen trainees understanding of health care delivery systems, epidemiology of disease, and interventions to improve health in resource-poor settings

2. Provide trainees with the skills to design and conduct patient-oriented research in global health

3. Mentor trainees in the practice and teaching of evidence-based clinical medicine in New York and abroad

4. Prepare trainees for NIH K-award submission by the end of the program

The Global Health Research Fellowship achieves its objectives through these 3 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 and essential to this program.

2. Masters in Science Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research (optional)
The optional MSc program consists of didactic courses (Biostatistics I and II, Clinical Research Methods, Epidemiology, Research Ethics, etc) and a mentored thesis project (published paper). 

3. Clinical and Teaching Service
Trainees are mentored by Weill Cornell faculty. Each trainee is paired with a primary mentor, who provides mentorship on clinical care, teaching, and quality improvement methods. 

Fellowship Faculty

Drs. Daniel Fitzgerald, Margaret McNairy, and Radhika Sundararajan 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 directs the fellowship for Hospital Medicine. Her research focuses on implementation science of HIV models of care and health system strengthening in resource-limited settings. Dr. Sundararajan directs the fellowship for Emergency Medicine; her research focuses on mixed-methods approaches to studying health behavior and designing interventions for populations with low biomedical utilization.

The Fellowship is currently accepting applications. Check our How to Apply page for more details on eligibility and the application process. 

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