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Chiquita Palha De Sousa
GHI Fellow Chiquita Palha De Sousa Geisel '13 at GHESKIO Clinic in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
GHI Fellowships are available to all undergraduate, medical, graduate and joint-degree students. The goal of these mentored-research fellowships is to train the next generation of global health researchers by providing a unique experience to work directly with global health researchers at their field sites and working with in-country partners.

Fellowships are 4 to 10 weeks. Sites vary annually based on current project needs. These advanced level fellowships are for students who have demonstrated a strong interest in global health issues and the ability to conduct semi-independent research. Fellows will be expected to participate in pre-departure and post-fellowship debrief sessions.



Rwanda-Health Policy

This fellowship is open to undergraduate, graduate and medical students. Application Deadline: January 29, 2014.

Offered: spring or summer term 2014 (March- August). Dates not flexible. Duration: 4-10 weeks (4 minimum for med students, 8 week minimum for undergraduate students)

The selected student will serve as a research intern within the Rwandan Ministry of Health to Dr. Fidele Ngobo, Maternal Child Health Director and Dr. Maurice Gatera, Hear of Vaccine Preventable Disease Division.  Based on the student’s qualifications and interests, she or he will be invited to coordinate the drafting of a policy analysis article using Ministry of Health data. Projects slated for this summer include work on Pneumoccoccal  Conjugate vaccine on pneumonia hospitalizations in Rwanda, HPV and Rotavirus vaccines. 


  • Demonstrated commitment to global health and social justice
  • Strong research and writing skills and experience conducting literature reviews
  • Professional demeanor, capable of building collaborative relationships
  • Ability to thrive in a self-directed work environment with tight timelines
  • Prompt and effective communicator over email/phone and across time zones
  • Basic quantitative data analysis skills (Excel and/or STATA) prefered
  • Prior work experience in low-income countries preferred (but not required)

Note: French language not required

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Two students will be selected for this fellowship.

India-Migrant Health

This fellowship is open to undergraduate, graduate and medical students. Application Deadline: January 29, 2014.

Offered: Summer Term 2014 End-June- Mid-August. Dates not flexible Duration: 6-10 weeks (6 minimum for med students, 8 week minimum for undergraduate students)

The aim of this project is to collect the health narratives of migrant workers engaged in reconstructing India's roads along the Indian/ Nepali boarder to better understand the impact of living and working conditions on physical and psychological health.

The selected fellow will assist the research team collecting oral histories from the workers  in migrant camps in the highlands and conduct health assessments. 

Learning objectives:
  • Gain first-hand experience of ethnographic fieldwork including participant observation, conducting interviews, recording, transcribing and analysis.
  •  The opportunity to travel with the project team to the upper reaches of the Himalayas and gain knowledge about environmental and social aspects of the North Indian Himalayan context.
  • Interact directly (or via a translator) with migrant labor engaged in road building activities and attempt to understand the lives of the mobile working-class with particular attention to diffferences of gender and caste.

PI: Dr. Anu Sabhlok, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research.

Dartmouth Preceptor: Dr. Jennifer Fluri, Women's and Gender Studies/ Geography.

The duration of this fellowship is 6  weeks between June-August.

The full fellowship description is availablepdf HERE.

One student will be selected for this fellowship.

Peru-Emergency Mgmt

This fellowship is open to undergraduate, graduate and medical students. Application Deadline: January 29, 2014.

Peru Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Research at the Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru

Offered: Summer Term 2014 End-June- Mid-August Dates not flexible Duration: 4-10 weeks (4 minimum for med students, 8 week minimum for undergraduate students)

The student will work with Dr. Robert Gougelet from The Dartmouth Center for Healthcare Delivery Science (TDC) and Dr. Raul Acosta, Director of the Emergency Preparedness Planning at National Hospital Cayetano Heredia on an ongoing study to understand the weaknesses in current emergency preparedness systems, and contribute to designing emergency mobile health teams and resources that would be implemented in the case of a natural disaster. The Fellow will work primarily with community stakeholders in outreach and education initiatives and conduct needs assessments. Students with the appropriate background may work on an emergency room overcrowding project which, is a discrete part of this project.

The full fellowship description is available pdf HERE 

Two students will be selected for this fellowship.


Unless otherwise stated, students must be enrolled for the term following the fellowship.

Application Deadline for India, Peru and Rwanda: January 29, 2014.

Undergraduate, Graduate and Medical students interested in either the Migrant Road-builders in the Himalayas, the Emergency Preparedness project in Peru  or the Health Policy project in Rwanda for summer 2014 should review the pdf supplemental application information sheet  for instructions.


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