The Center for Global Health Equity is dedicated to the idea that scientific data should directly benefit the communities who participate in academic research.
Utilizing data in novel ways to solve critical health equity challenges
As we co-design research and educational enterprises with our global collaborators, we are committed to making data and other resources accessible to all stakeholders and to leveraging data to inform public policy and advance open scientific inquiry.
To this end, the Center is developing a Data Collaborative—a community that collects, shares, and harmonizes health data in more equitable and more effective ways.
Center member Cheryl Moyer meets with a chief and other community members in the Wuru area of Upper West Ghana to discuss how research data is used in their community.
Expertise from our collaborators in low- and middle-income countries is critical to designing the Data Collaborative. During this formative phase, we are learning from a number of initiatives to better understand the unique needs, challenges, and opportunities of multi-country data stewardship and analysis.
Learn more about several funded proof-of-concept projects that will inform the development of the Data Collaborative.
Geoffrey Siwo, research associate with the Center for Global Health Equity, at the official launch of the IBM Research Africa lab in Johannesburg, South Africa, with Ginni Rometty, then IBM Chair and CEO.
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The Data Collaborative is forming under the direction of Akbar Waljee—professor of Internal Medicine and Center member—with additional expertise from Geoffrey Siwo—research associate with the Center and assistant research professor of Internal Medicine.
Direct inquiries about the Data Collaborative to Center project manager Kristina Rice at email@example.com.
Akbar Waljee and Amina Abubakar—principal investigators for the UZIMA grant—at Aga Khan University in Nairobi, Kenya.