Infectious Diseases

366. Computational Epidemiology Lab at Harvard Medical School, Boston MA

The Computational Epidemiology Lab Harvard Medical School leverages Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence systems to track and predict disease outbreaks using innovative digital platforms for digital surveillance and prevention. Our overall goal is to show how emerging technologies can help clarify patterns of disease and promote public health. Our mission has materialized in a diverse set of projects that include describing the emergence of West Nile virus in New York City using satellite data, predicting patterns of Lyme disease based on climate change, analyzing patterns of influenza epidemics, finding new ways to identify problem medications using electronic medical records, understanding the geographic patterns of substance abuse, describing the impact of pollution on chronic disease, and most recently the first documented use of mobile smartphones as public health surveillance tools for both outbreak and post-marketing surveillance.

We’re looking for a driven, creative thinker to help us assess and accelerate digital health innovation projects in the Computational Epidemiology Lab. A successful applicant has a background in data science, machine learning, healthcare or technology and is passionate about translating data into information that can impact real-world decisions. In this role, you’ll be paired with a mentor that is an expert in epidemiology data analytics, innovation and will work on projects that seek to use unconventional big data to understand human behaviors and population health.... Read more about 366. Computational Epidemiology Lab at Harvard Medical School, Boston MA

363. American University of Beirut Global Health Institute, Beirut, Lebanon

The Global Health Institute (GHI) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) was formally established in July 2017. As the first such institute in the Middle East and North Africa region, GHI aims to address global health challenges with a focus on context and sustainable impact by employing an interdisciplinary approach. The primary focus of GHI are challenges that are affecting the MENA region, but have relevance to and impact on other regions in the Global South.... Read more about 363. American University of Beirut Global Health Institute, Beirut, Lebanon

Center for Quality Improvement and Innovation at the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, New York City, NY

Please Note: This internship is co-sponsored between HGHI and The Center for Public Service & Engaged Scholarship’s Mindich Summer Service Fellowship. The primary affiliation is with The Center for Public Service & Engaged Scholarship, and the secondary affiliation is with HGHI. The Center for Public Service & Engaged Scholarship will be the point of contact during the application and internship onboarding process. Applications for this placement will be collected by The Center for Public Service & Engaged Scholarship, so please refer to their website to apply. The intern selected for this internship will have the obligations and benefits of an intern in both of programs.

Mission: The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA’s) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Center for Quality Improvement and Innovation (CQII) aims to nationally advance the quality of care for people with HIV by providing state-of-the-art technical assistance across the United States. The mission of CQII is to build capacity for quality improvement among all federally funded agencies across the country that measurably strengthen local quality management programs and improve patient care, health outcomes, and patient satisfaction.... Read more about Center for Quality Improvement and Innovation at the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, New York City, NY

355. The Global Health Initiative at The Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico City, Mexico

The Global Health Initiative – led by Tec alumni and professors –- has gathered support and enthusiasm across the public health and medical community in Mexico to formalize the first Global Health Institute (GHI) in Latin America. The Tecnológico de Monterrey (aka the Tec) is uniquely positioned to launch the first GHI because of its innovative educational approach, network and connections to the global health field, and world-wide reputation of excellence...

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352. Hollywood, Health & Society, Los Angeles, CA

Please Note: This internship is co-sponsored with The Center for Public Service & Engaged Scholarship’s Mindich Summer Service Fellowship. The primary affiliation is with HGHI, so HGHI will be the point of contact during the application and internship onboarding process. The intern selected for this internship will have the obligations and benefits of an intern in both HGHI and The Center for Public Service & Engaged Scholarship.

Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S) is a program of the USC Norman Lear Center that provides entertainment industry professionals with accurate and timely information for health, safety and security storylines.... Read more about 352. Hollywood, Health & Society, Los Angeles, CA

353. Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Mumbai, India

Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence (Wadhwani AI) is an independent, nonprofit applied research institute and global hub developing AI solutions for social good. Our mission is to apply the power of artificial intelligence to solve the world’s toughest problems in domains such as health, agriculture, financial inclusion, education, and smart cities. Our team consists of world-renowned scientists, innovators, and entrepreneurs from Microsoft, Stanford, Yale, Cornell, and IITs. In addition to our in-house capabilities, we work closely with...

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336. Gavi, Geneva, Switzerland

Gavi is an international organisation that was created in 2000 to improve access to new and underused vaccines for children living in the world’s poorest countries. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, Gavi is the Vaccine Alliance, which brings together public and private sectors with the shared goal of creating equal access to vaccines for children, wherever they live. ... Read more about 336. Gavi, Geneva, Switzerland

331. Joint Committee on Public Health, Boston, MA

This internship is co-sponsored with the IOP's Director's Internship Program. The primary affiliation is with HGHI, so HGHI will be the point of contact during the application and internship onboarding process. The intern selected for this internship will have the obligations and benefits of an intern in both programs. The IOP has a strict two-application limit for opportunities they fund, which includes internships that are co-sponsored with HGHI

The Joint Committee on Public Health considers all matters concerning the public health of the Commonwealth and such other matters as referred to it.  The Committee reviews, drafts and reports legislation relating to public health and also reviews other issues or matters relative to public health in Massachusetts.... Read more about 331. Joint Committee on Public Health, Boston, MA

330. NIH Fogarty International Center, Bethesda, MD

The Division of International Epidemiology and Population Studies (DIEPS) is the research arm of the Fogarty International Center. Located on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD, DIEPS conducts research in epidemiology, genomics, and mathematical modeling of infectious diseases. Primary concentrations include cross-national studies of transmission dynamics, mortality patterns, phylodynamics, with special emphasis on SARS-CoV-2, influenza and other respiratory viral diseases. Other projects include clean cooking implementation science to reduce household air pollution and biosafety and biosecurity training in LMICs. Outcomes of DIEPS research and other activities include changes in public health policies and practices to decrease disease burdens. ... Read more about 330. NIH Fogarty International Center, Bethesda, MD

212. Perinatal HIV Research Unit, Soweto, South Africa

Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU) is one of Africa’s leading research centres, situated at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital—known locally as ‘Bara’—in Soweto, Johannesburg. PHRU is affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand and engages in research, training, policy-formulation and advocacy concerning HIV-positive and -negative people and their children.

Specifically, PHRU conducts adult, paediatric and adolescent HIV treatment research, HIV prevention research and investigations into tuberculosis and other HIV co-infections. In addition to the numerous pharmaceutical and publicly-funded clinical trials, the unit also conducts important behavioural and social science research, advocates for research access and provides needed care to the people of Soweto.

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102. Harvard University Center for AIDS Research, Boston, MA

Community engagement, partnership, education and outreach are key priorities within the Harvard University CFAR which span across all Cores. The Community Engaged Research Program (CERP) within the Bio-Behavioral and Community Science Core was developed to support these priority areas. CERP connects faculty members with the communities that their research will impact and engages those communities in the research process. CERP works to identify and establish research collaborations with community organizations and provides guidance to faculty members, particularly early career investigators, who would like to engage in research involving communities at highest risk of HIV infection.

Fenway Health is a federally qualified health center founded in 1971, dedicated to enhancing the wellbeing of the LGBT community through access to quality health care, education, research, and advocacy. Fenway Health is also the largest non-hospital provider of HIV/AIDS medical and behavioral health services in Massachusetts. As part of Fenway Health’s HIV/AIDS work, AIDS Action (the public health division of Fenway Health) works to stop the HIV epidemic and related health inequities by eliminating new infections, maximizing healthier outcomes for those infected and at risk, and tackling the root causes of HIV/AIDS.

In 2015, AIDS Action and Fenway Health launched Getting to Zero Massachusetts (GTZ), a statewide coalition of 40 organizations that work to achieve the aims of the Getting to Zero initiative. This initiative is part of a worldwide movement dedicated to ending the HIV epidemic, and ensuring that those living with HIV have access to HIV treatments. Getting to Zero includes a future where there is zero stigma around HIV/AIDS, zero new infections, and zero AIDS-related deaths.

Since 2015, Getting to Zero MA has successfully laid the groundwork for a conversation about Getting to Zero, including hosting a hugely successful HIV Innovations in Action Conference where Senator Elizabeth Warren issued her support for the coalition. Getting to Zero MA has also successfully lobbied Mayor Marty Walsh of Boston to sign the Paris Declaration on Fast-Track Cities so that by 2020, 90% of Boston residents will become aware of their HIV status, 90% of residents diagnosed with HIV will receive treatment with antiretroviral therapy, and 90% of those in treatment will achieve viral suppression.

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