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Pediatric Global Health

Global Health is one of the main strengths of Indiana University. Residents can travel to established partnerships around the globe for 1-2 month electives to participate in clinical care, research, and other advocacy work. In addition, Indianapolis has many international pediatric populations that are served locally.

Residents are able to rotate in a variety of settings, with the Kenya partnership as an exemplary model of partnership in care for decades. The Department of Pediatrics also has alumni, connections, and opportunities in China, Nepal, Lebanon and Central America. Finally, specialized training can be provided for those interested in a potential career in global health via the interdisciplinary Global Health track.

Global Health Track


Global Health in the Department of Pediatrics: Community Rotation

Learn about the importance of the social determinants of health and local resources available to support Indianapolis patients and families, from Drs. Deanna Reinoso and Jill Helphinstine, directors of the community rotation at Indiana University School of Medicine. This rotation helps pediatric residents build skills in advocacy and brings awareness to how health inequities impact lives in Indianapolis and around the world.


Global Health in the Department of Pediatrics: Dr. Terry Vik

Learn more about Dr. Terry Vik, Professor of Pediatrics within the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at IU, and his experience improving leukemia and cancer care within IU’s Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH). Dr. Vik has worked with AMPATH for over a decade and was recently awarded a Fulbright Award to help start a Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at Moi University in Kenya. Through the AMPATH partnership, IU Pediatrics offers opportunities for residents and trainees to be involved with global health related projects.


Global Health in the Department of Pediatrics: Dr. Chandy John

Hear Dr. Chandy C. John, Director of the Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Global Health, talk about his experiences in global health. Dr. John describes the importance of partnerships and capacity building within global health research. His research is focused on malaria pathogenesis, immunology, and epidemiology in Uganda and Kenya, and he provides opportunities for IU trainees to be involved in this work.