IHI faculty annually mentor several students for global health research experiences. There are more students than there are opportunities, so we are very selective. We seek students with strong scholarly skills, who have taken relevant interdisciplinary global health, epidemiology, biostatistics courses, including independent studies with us, or have had a series of increasingly detailed meetings with us. We seek students who are culturally sensitive and who demonstrate that they are likely to succeed in different and challenging environments. We are happy to provide referrals for global health experiences to other Brown faculty. You can also find information about Brown faculty and their international research on the Global Health Initiative (GHI) website.
Obtaining financial support for foreign experiences is an important part of this process, so it is wise to explore funding possibilties within Brown, including the UTRA program, the Interdisciplinary Framework in Global Health Scholarship Program, the Minority Health and Health Disparities International Training Research Program (MHIRT), Summer Assistantships for Medical Students, theInternational Travel Fund for Graduate Students, as well as the Swearer Center and Watson Institute for International Studies.