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The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health aims to discover outcomes that reduce the burden of disease in communities throughout the world through biomedical research. 

Research at the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health 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
  • Human Genetics and Disease
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Informatics
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Medical and Research Ethics in Developing Countries
  • Childhood Education in Developing Countries
  • Ethnomusicology and Health in Africa
  • Community Development
  • Leadership and Advocacy
  • Social Entrepreneurship