Where We Work

Europe

Abetalipoproteinemia and Related Disorders Working Group
Faculty: Richard Deckelbaum, MD, CM, FRCPC
Locations: United States, France, Israel
Areas of Focus: Cardiovascular Health, Chronic Diseases, Nutrition

Global OCD International Multisite Study
Faculty: Blair Simpson, MD, PhD
Locations: South Africa, United States, Brazil, Netherlands, India
Areas of Focus: Mental Health

WHO-MOH (Ethiopia) Collaboration
Faculty: Tsion Firew, MD
Locations: Ethiopia, Switzerland
Areas of Focus: Epidemiology, Health Systems, mHealth, Surgery, Violence and Health

Central America and the Caribbean

Attitudes, Behaviors, and Health Needs of Adolescents and Young Men in La Romana, Dominican Republic
Faculty: Silvia Cunto-Amesty, MD, MPH, MSEd
Locations: Dominican Republic
Areas of Focus: Access to Health Care, Gender, Sexuality, and LGBTQ Health, Health Care Discrimination, Infectious Diseases, Mental Health, Sexual Health, Violence and Health, Women's Health

Development of Pediatric Liver Transplant Programs in Latin America through Education and Collaboration
Faculty: Mercedes Martinez, MD
Locations: Dominican Republic, Guatemala (upcoming), Ecuador (upcoming), Peru (upcoming)
Areas of Focus: Access to Health Care

Estudio de Prevalencia de Infecciones de Transmisión Sexual en Poblaciones Clave (EPIC): Assessment of STI Risk Among Key Populations in Two Areas in the Dominican Republic
Faculty: Silvia Cunto-Amesty, MD, MPH, MSEd
Locations: Dominican Republic (La Romana and Santo Domingo)
Areas of Focus: Access to Health Care, Gender, Sexuality, and LGBTQ Health, Health Care, Discrimination, Infectious Diseases, Mental Health, Sexual Health, Violence and Health, Women's Health

Global Ophthalmology
Faculty: Lisa Park, MD
Locations: Guatemala, Ethiopia
Areas of Focus: Vision and Hearing

Medics on a Mission, Inc.
Faculty: Allison Lee, MD
Locations: Jamaica (St. Ann’s Bay Hospital)
Areas of Focus: Surgery

Understanding the Types and Extent of Violence Experienced by Female Sex Workers in La Romana, Dominican Republic
Faculty: Silvia Cunto-Amesty, MD, MPH, MSEd
Locations: Dominican Republic
Areas of Focus: Access to Health Care, Gender, Sexuality, and LGBTQ Health, Health Care Discrimination, Infectious Diseases, Mental Health, Sexual Health, Violence and Health, Women's Health

North America

Abetalipoproteinemia and Related Disorders Working Group
Faculty: Richard Deckelbaum, MD, CM, FRCPC
Locations: United States, France, Israel
Areas of Focus: Cardiovascular Health, Chronic Diseases, Nutrition

Adapting Agriculture to Climate Today for Tomorrow (ACToday)
Faculty: Richard Deckelbaum, MD, CM, FRCPC
Locations: United States
Areas of Focus: Chronic Diseases, Climate Change, Environmental Health, Genetics and Precision Medicine

Baja California Surgical Cleft and Palate Mission
Faculty: Michael Perrino
Locations: Mexico
Areas of Focus: Access to Health Care, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health, Surgery

Columbia University—China Circle
Faculty: Richard Deckelbaum, MD, CM, FRCPC
Locations: United States, China
Areas of Focus: Cardiovascular Health, Chronic Diseases, Health Systems, Nutrition

Discovery of the Drugable Malarial Parasite Genome
Faculty: David Fidock, DDS, MD
Locations: United States
Areas of Focus: Infectious Diseases

Epidemiology of Sporadic Retinoblastoma in Mexico (EpiRbMx)
Faculty: Manuela Orjuela-Grimm, MD
Locations: Mexico
Areas of Focus: Cancer

Food For Thought–Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture and Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Faculty: Richard Deckelbaum, MD, CM, FRCPC
Locations: New York, NY
Areas of Focus: Cardiovascular Health, Nutrition

Genetic Analysis of Multidrug-resistant Malaria Parasites
Faculty: David Fidock, PhD
Locations: United States
Areas of Focus: Infectious Diseases

Global OCD International Multisite Study
Faculty: Blair Simpson, MD, PhD
Locations: South Africa, United States, Brazil, Netherlands, India
Areas of Focus: Mental Health

Heart Care International
Faculty: William Schechter, MD, MS
Locations: Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, Mexico
Areas of Focus: Cardiovascular Health

Worldwide Initiative for Rh Disease Eradication (WIRhE)
Faculty: Brie Stotler, MD, Steven Spitalnik, MD
Locations: United States
Areas of Focus: Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health

South America

Development of Pediatric Liver Transplant Programs in Latin America through Education and Collaboration
Faculty: Mercedes Martinez, MD
Locations: Dominican Republic, Guatemala (upcoming), Ecuador (upcoming), Peru (upcoming)
Areas of Focus: Access to Health Care

Global OCD International Multisite Study
Faculty: Blair Simpson, MD, PhD
Locations: South Africa, United States, Brazil, Netherlands, India
Areas of Focus: Mental Health

Heart Care International
Faculty: William Schechter, MD, MS
Locations: Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, Mexico
Areas of Focus: Cardiovascular Health

Africa

The African Nutritional Sciences Research Consortium, ANSRC
Faculty: Richard Deckelbaum, MD, CM, FRCPC
Locations: Kenya
Areas of Focus: Cardiovascular Health, Chronic Diseases, Climate Change, Environmental Health, Genetics and Precision Medicine, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health, Nutrition

ARV-Based Prevention and Treatment for High-Risk Women in Durban, South Africa
Faculty: Joanne E. Mantell, PhD
Location: South Africa
Areas of Focus: Infectious Diseases

Burden and Risk of Neurological and Cognitive Impairment in Pediatric Sickle Cell Anemia in Uganda
Faculty: Nancy Green, MD
Locations: Uganda
Areas of Focus: Chronic Diseases, Neurological Diseases

Children’s Hospitals in Africa Mapping Project
Faculty: Lawrence Stanberry, MD, PhD, Philip LaRussa, MD, Wilmot James, PhD
Locations: Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Areas of Focus: Health Security, Infectious Diseases, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health

East African Training Initiative (EATI) in Pulmonary Medicine
Faculty: Neil Schluger, MD
Locations: Ethiopia
Areas of Focus: Access to Health Care, Airway/Lung Health, Chronic Diseases, Epidemiology, Health Systems

Global OCD International Multisite Study
Faculty: Blair Simpson, MD, PhD
Locations: South Africa, United States, Brazil, Netherlands, India
Areas of Focus: Mental Health

Global Ophthalmology
Faculty: Lisa Park, MD
Locations: Guatemala, Ethiopia
Areas of Focus: Vision and Hearing

Improving Assessment for Neurocognitive Impairment Among Perinatally HIV-Infected Youth
Faculty: Reuben N. Robbins, PhD
Locations: South Africa
Areas of Focus: Infectious Diseases, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health, Mental Health, mHealth, Neurological Diseases

Initiative to Strengthen Biosecurity and Biosafety
Faculty: Wilmot James, PhD
Locations: Ethiopia
Areas of Focus: Health Security, Infectious Diseases

International Organization for Women and Development (IOWD)
Faculty: Joshua Holden, MD
Location: Rwanda
Areas of Focus: Obstetrical Fistula Repairs, Surgery, Women's Health

Masivukeni: A Multimedia ART Adherence Intervention for Resource-Limited Settings
Faculty: Robert Remien, PhD
Locations: South Africa
Areas of Focus: Access to Health Care, Chronic Diseases, Infectious Diseases, Sexual Health

A Mobile App to Screen for Neurocognitive Impairment
Faculty: Reuben N. Robbins, PhD
Locations: South Africa
Areas of Focus: Epidemiology, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health, Mental Health, mHealth, Neurological Diseases

Standing Tall
Faculty: Claude Ann Mellins, PhD
Locations: South Africa
Areas of Focus: Gender, Sexuality, and LGBTQ Health, Infectious Diseases, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health

Suubi4Her: A Combination Intervention Addressing HIV Risk Behaviors Among Older Adolescent Girls Transitioning into Adulthood in Uganda
Faculty: Claude Ann Mellins, PhD
Locations: Uganda
Areas of Focus: Gender, Sexuality, and LGBTQ Health, Infectious Diseases, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health

Use of ARV Drug Levels in DBS to Assess and Manage ART Adherence in South Africa
Faculty: Robert Remien, PhD
Locations: South Africa
Areas of Focus: Access to Health Care, Chronic Diseases, Infectious Diseases, Sexual Health

WHO-MOH (Ethiopia) Collaboration
Faculty: Tsion Firew, MD
Locations: Ethiopia, Switzerland
Areas of Focus: Epidemiology, Health Systems, mHealth, Surgery, Violence and Health

Asia

Abetalipoproteinemia and Related Disorders Working Group
Faculty: Richard Deckelbaum, MD, CM, FRCPC
Locations: United States, France, Israel
Areas of Focus: Cardiovascular Health, Chronic Diseases, Nutrition

Children of China Pediatrics Foundation
Faculty: Joshua Hyman, MD
Locations: China
Areas of Focus: Access to Health Care, Infectious Diseases, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health, Neurological Diseases, Surgery

Columbia University—China Circle
Faculty: Richard Deckelbaum, MD, CM, FRCPC
Locations: United States, China
Areas of Focus: Cardiovascular Health, Chronic Diseases, Health Systems, Nutrition

Global OCD International Multisite Study
Faculty: Blair Simpson, MD, PhD
Locations: South Africa, United States, Brazil, Netherlands, India
Areas of Focus: Mental Health

Miraclefeet
Faculty: Joshua Hyman, MD
Locations: China, South America, India, Africa
Areas of Focus: Access to Health Care, Infectious Diseases, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health, Neurological Diseases, Surgery

Nutrition Conferences and Projects in Collaboration with Palestinian Agencies
Faculty: Richard Deckelbaum, MD, CM, FRCPC
Locations: United States, Palestine
Areas of Focus: Cardiovascular Health, Chronic Diseases, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health, Nutrition

Nutrition Initiatives to Improve Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Health Outcomes
Faculty: Kim Hekimian, PhD
Location: Armenia
Areas of Focus: Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health, Nutrition

Using Mobile Technology to Improve Assessment of Neurocognitive Impairment Among Perinatally HIV-Infected Youth in Resource-Limited Settings
Faculty: Reuben N. Robbins, PhD
Locations: Thailand
Areas of Focus: Infectious Diseases, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health, Mental Health, mHealth, Neurological Diseases