Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs)

Douglas C. Heimburger M.D., M.S.
Associate Director for Education and Training,
Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
Professor of Medicine

Assessment of capacity to prevent and manage major non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in primary care centers in Zambia: A health systems approach NIH/FIC (R21TW010471)
The goal of this study is to assess health systems capacity to provide Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) related services. The study will adopt and apply the WHO recommended NCD tool in the Zambian context. The adapted tool will help in benchmarking interventions aimed at addressing NCDs in low-income settings.


Muktar Aliyu M.D., M.P.H., Dr.P.H.
Associate Director for Research, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine


Northern Nigeria Regional Center of Excellence in Pediatric Hematology Oncology NIH/NCI (P20CA217200)
The initial goal of this project is to establish the Northern Nigeria Regional Center for Research Excellence in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), in Kano, Nigeria, herein referred to as the Center for Research Excellence. The long-term goals are to 1) create a self-sustainable infrastructure to conduct pediatric hematology and oncology clinical trials; and 2) set the stage for sustainability of scholarly activity.

Douglas Morgan M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

Research Programs in Global Health: Cancer Control in Central America
(Link to projects and programs)