IU Center for Global Health
AMPATH Research Network
East Africa International Epidemiology Database to Evaluate AIDS
IU School of Medicine Center for AIDS Research
Training in Sexually Transmitted Diseases including HIV
Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research
Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease and Global Health
Expert Focus on Global Pediatric Diseases
Global Pediatric Disease research is a key strength of IU School of Medicine faculty. Research focuses on malaria and HIV, infections that are among the leading causes of death and disability in children worldwide. Malaria and HIV also affect children in Indiana, as children require protection from malaria when they travel to countries with malaria and are still at risk for HIV infection, particularly in the perinatal/neonatal period and in adolescence.
Malaria research at IU School of Medicine focuses on why children get severe malaria, what causes long-term developmental impairment in children with severe malaria, whether prevention of malaria and other infections can be improved in children with sickle cell disease, how malaria transmission affects immunity to malaria, and detection of malaria in low transmission settings.
IU School of Medicine faculty investigators focused on HIV research are studying how to make sure children, particularly adolescents, take the medication they need for HIV, and how and when parents can best disclose to their HIV-infected children that they have HIV. Studies focused on HIV are also exploring stigma in HIV and neurodevelopmental impairment in infants exposed to HIV as well as the evaluation and treatment of HIV in adolescents.
Other diseases that are part of the IU School of Medicine’s active global health research work include cancer and oncology, infant mortality, cognitive child development, tuberculosis, HPV, surgery, burns, palliative care, reproductive health, GI, cardiovascular, metabolic disease, substance abuse, and mental health.
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