Global Health Research
UNC NPM has supported scholarly activities in global health for more than 10 years. Three of our faculty members (Drs. Bose, Bauserman and Patterson) specialize in global health research with research foci in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Ethiopia, and Nicaragua. These researchers have experience in a wide variety of global health projects from epidemiology to discovery research to randomized control trials and implementation research.
Our faculty have led the UNC-Kinshasa School of Public Health (Democratic Republic of Congo) Partnership for more than 15 years. Together with KSPH, we are members of the NICHD Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research. Through this network of 8 sites in low and low-middle income countries, we research interventions to improve the lives of mothers and infants. Fellows interested in global health also benefit from collaborations and educational resources in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, the top public school of public health in the country. Many fellows within an interest in global health, also chose to obtain an MPH as part of their training.
Sample Publications from fellow projects in global health at UNC NPM:
Essential Care for Every Baby: improving compliance with newborn care practices in rural Nicaragua.
Perez K, Patterson J, Hinshaw J, Escobar C, Parajon D, Parajon L, Bose C.
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2018 Sep 12;18(1):371. doi: 10.1186/s12884-018-2003-y.
Implementing Education to Reduce Neonatal Mortality in Low-Resource Environments.
Patterson JK, Bose CL.
Pediatrics. 2017 May;139(5). pii: e20164172. doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-4172. Epub 2017 Apr 17. No abstract available.
A cluster-randomized trial determining the efficacy of caterpillar cereal as a locally available and sustainable complementary food to prevent stunting and anaemia.
Bauserman M, Lokangaka A, Gado J, Close K, Wallace D, Kodondi KK, Tshefu A, Bose C.
Public Health Nutr. 2015 Jul;18(10):1785-92. doi: 10.1017/S1368980014003334. Epub 2015 Jan 29.
Caterpillar cereal as a potential complementary feeding product for infants and young children: nutritional content and acceptability.
Bauserman M, Lokangaka A, Kodondi KK, Gado J, Viera AJ, Bentley ME, Engmann C, Tshefu A, Bose C.
Matern Child Nutr. 2015 Dec;11 Suppl 4:214-20. doi: 10.1111/mcn.12037.
Educational impact of a hospital-based neonatal resuscitation program in Ghana.
Bookman L, Engmann C, Srofenyoh E, Enweronu-Laryea C, Owen M, Randolph G, Price W, Barker P.
Resuscitation. 2010 Sep;81(9):1180-2. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2010.04.034. Epub 2010 Jul 4.