The development of new public health approaches would be impossible without rigorous research providing a foundation of knowledge from which to build. GIPH is invested in producing research of the highest caliber and houses a global public health research center, serving as a University-wide resource for large scale, multi-school, multi-disciplinary and multi-site research projects. GIPH research draws from faculty expertise on multiple topics in multiple geographic settings; coordinates administrative support; works collaboratively with community partners and constituents; and takes a comprehensive approach to research problems, incorporating complimentary perspectives and approaches from across disciplines.
New York University and its affiliated public hospital, Bellevue Hospital Center, and the University of Ghana and its affiliated public hospital, the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, have developed a multi-disciplinary collaboration for health professional development that will result in sustained and significant improvements in health and health care in Ghana and the United States. More recently, this NYU/Ghana Health partnership has expanded to include the new University of Health & Allied Sciences (Volta) as well as the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service.
A variety of projects are underway, involving faculty from several of NYU's schools (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Steinhardt, Wagner). The partnership addresses a variety of topics, including but not limited to:
Faculty who participate in the Global Institute of Public Health engage in a diverse and impressive array of research across the university. Below is a sampling of public health-related research projects at NYU, including the school affiliation of the priciple investigator.
The Global Public Health Research Challenge Fund (GPHRCF) supports faculty-initiated research on a competitive basis and is administered by the Executive Vice President for Health and a GPHRCF Selection Committee, composed of senior faculty representing a cross-section of disciplines at the University. Awards in 2012 - 2013 will be made in a single round of competition.