Research and Training Programs

The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) aims to discover outcomes that reduce the burden of disease in communities throughout the world through biomedical research. Research at the VIGH relies on multidisciplinary approaches to identify and address challenges that impact health outcomes, including social and behavioral factors, barriers to delivery of care, and translating study results into practice. VIGH focus areas include:  

  • HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, including disease surveillance, monitoring, evaluation and implementation of care and treatment programs

  • Reproductive and maternal and child health

  • Emerging Infectious Diseases

University-wide Research in Global Health
As a university-wide center, VIGH collaborates with faculty members across Vanderbilt’s ten schools whose work around the globe complements our own. The diversity of research in global health at Vanderbilt includes:

  • Malaria

  • Tuberculosis

  • Infectious Diseases

  • Viral Respiratory Diseases of Children

  • Chronic Diseases in Developing Countries

  • Nutrition and Cancer

  • Biomedical Informatics

  • Medical and Research Ethics in Developing Countries

  • Community Development

  • Leadership and Advocacy

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

The contributions of many individuals and organizations whose partnership and support have helped VIGH become established in strong academic research and training programs, and pragmatic community partnerships are recognized through several long-standing, grant-supported collaborations with international institutions and U.S. academic research universities.

These relationships foster collaborations that allow research to become a reality through multidisciplinary approaches to the establishment of sustainable, scalable health and development programs in resource-limited settings.

  • Caribbean, Central and South America Network (CCASAnet): CCASAnet
  • Primary Prevention of Strokes in Nigerian Children with Sickle Cell Disease: SPIN
  • Vanderbilt TB Center: VTC