Washington University’s long-running Death to Onchocerciasis and Lymphatic Filariasis (DOLF) Project is part of a large global effort to eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), which affect a billion people worldwide.
Rebecca Messbarger specializes in the Italian Enlightenment, in particular the intersections of anatomy and art, medicine and religion, and the shifting roles of women in civic and academic life during the age.
In 2001, Heather Cameron was teaching in Berlin when she had a novel idea that has transformed lives and communities around the world: start a female boxing club.
Having worked in Haiti for more than 30 years, Lora Iannotti has witnessed the country’s dire health problems and specifically, the lack of young child nutrition in resource-poor settings.
Poverty was closely associated with higher rates of dementia among older adults in Afghanistan, according to a recently published study by Jean-Francois Trani, an associate professor at the Brown School.
Co-Founders, Empower Through Health
Before even graduating from the Washington University School of Medicine, classmates Yang Jae Lee, MD 2021 and Gautum Adusumilli, MD 2021 were already committed to solving some of the most pressing problems in global health equity. Together with Ibrahim Ssekalo, in 2018 they co-founded Empower Through Health (ETH), a nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving […]
WashU professor, Dr. Fred Ssewamala, and his research team at WashU and in Uganda have been working for decades to alleviate the impacts of poverty on Uganda’s most vulnerably youth – orphans.
Enduring partnerships with leading local institutions inform our work globally while illustrating the essential role our global connections play in our work at home. The Living Earth Collaborative at Washington University exemplifies this dynamic, bringing together three world-class St. Louis institutions to advance the knowledge of biodiversity and to ensure the future of earth’s species […]
Africa is a vibrant, diverse continent that defies simple stereotypes. WashU faculty, students and staff are engaged in collaborative research and educational initiatives in more than 35 countries in Africa, with important contributions in the areas of public health, human development, and environmental research. On campus, we have a vibrant, interdisciplinary intellectual community with deep […]
Washington University’s ties to the Asia-Pacific region reach back decades. Partnerships were forged among researchers and institutions seeking to collaborate and learn from one another. Over the years, these exchanges have brought together individuals with curiosity, vision, academic distinction, and a global mindset. We have helped develop the world’s first nasal vaccine for COVID-19, now […]