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Global Health Institute
Phone: 520-626-5983
1295 N Martin Ave.
PO Box 245163
Tucson AZ 85724
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Current Projects


Analysis of Zambian Food Consumption Survey

This is an invited data analysis of food consumption for women and children in two provinces of Zambia.

Arizona Prevention Center-Community Health Worker Training

Through the work of our Arizona Prevention Center, our College has developed curriculum for training community health workers in the areas of chronic disease prevention, including a family curriculum

Arizona Prevention Research Center

Beginning with our Arizona Prevention Research Center, we have partnered with communities since 1995 to improve the health and well-being of people living in U.S.-Mexico Border communities through

Arizona Prevention Research Center -- Core Research Project

The core research project focuses on the role of the community health worker, or promotora de salud, in health promotion and the control and prevention of chronic disease.

Arizona Prevention Research Center -- Models of Care

The Arizona Prevention Research Center, the Rand Institute and Sunset Community Health Center were awarded a grant from the Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI).


Dr. Burris "Duke" Duncan has brought together multiple partners to form ARSOBO, a nonprofit that builds low-cost wheelchairs, hearing aids and prosthetics.

AZ-Flex Program

AZ-Flex Program supports five Critical Access Hospitals and five Rural Health Clinics that operate in the Arizona (U.S.-Mexico) border counties of Cochise and Santa Cruz.

Border Health Service Learning Institute

Our teaching includes our Border Health Service Learning Institute which is a one graduate credit week long intensive border immersion experience which focuses on connecting the dots between migration

Border Health Service Learning Institute - Guatemala Section

This two credit course provides the opportunity for our students to plan and implement a 10 day trip to the Mexico-Guatemala border to contrast and compare their knowledge, experience and understandin

Bottle Water and Risk Perceptions

Research on the high use of bottled water, risk perceptions of tap and bottled water and to assess microbial and chemical contaminants in both water sources in Nogales, Arizona

Community Health Worker Workforce Coalition

The Arizona Prevention Research Center provides the coordination and leadership for a statewide effort to ensure the sustainability of community health workers within our health and health care system

Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona

CIUA is a committed collaboration between the University of Arizona and the Hanban in China. By the end of 2011, there were 358 Confucius Institutes worldwide.

Detection of Latent TB among Migrant Farmworkers

One-third of the world’s population is infected with latent TB (LTBI). Along the Mexico-Arizona border, LTBI is diagnosed using the tuberculin skin test (TST).

Ethiopia Education Collaboration

Interdisciplinary relationship building with faculty from Addis Ababa University and the National Animal Health Diagnostic and Investigation Center, Epidemiology Unit, Sebeta, Ethiopia.

Fireground Injuries: An International Evaluation of Causes and Best Practices

This study had three specific aims: 1) Compare fireground injury rates by department; 2) Evaluate the relationship between training and following standard operating procedures among injured firefig

Global Health Inaugural Conference: New Frontiers in Global Health Leadership Forum: Building Strong Health Systems to Respond to Non-Communicable Diseases

The forum aimed to share global, bi-cultural, border region, and indigenous health models in response to non-communicable diseases through health systems strengthening and quality improvement.

Grant Writing and Evaluation

Through the work of the Arizona Prevention Research Center, our College provides regular assistance and collaboration in responding to requests for proposals from national and international sites.

Health Promotion Model for Migrant Agricultural Workers from Southern Mexico

This study is focused on identifying the essential characteristics of a model of health promoters to strengthen the health of migrant agricultural workers who are migrating from Southern Mexico to Nor

Impacts of Development and Oil Production to Wildlife and Community Health in the Albertine Rift Valley, Uganda

Researchers from Conservation & Ecosystem Health Alliance (CEHA) of Kampala, Uganda; Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda; and The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA traveled through t

Interprofessional Border Experience

A non-credit-bearing two-day summer border experience for students from all four health sciences schools in Nogales, Arizona and Nogales Sonora.

Leaders Across Borders

Leaders Across Borders: Our College has developed and implemented a unique public health workforce program that collaborates with public health leaders from the border states in the U.S.

Meta Salud, A Health Promotion Model for Primary Prevention of Chronic Disease

This project is a collaboration with the Center for Health Promotion in Northern Mexico at the Colegio de Sonora in Hermosillo, Sonora.

Oyendo Bien

This NIH research is a collaborative effort of the Speech, Hearing and Language Department at the University of Arizona , the Arizona Prevention Research Center and Mariposa Community Health Center.

Profile of Refugee Primary Care Access and Delivery Needs in Pima County

This was a 1 yr assessment of health care system navigation challenges faced by refugees recently resettled to Tucson, and by primary care providers serving this population.

Refugee Primary Care Work Group

The University of Arizona Health Sciences Library and Colleges of : Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy; Pima County Health Department; Pima County Public Libraries; International Rescue Committee of

Research on Dengue

The College is collaborating closely with partners in the state of Sonora to understand and prevent dengue.

Scistosomiasis and H&S in Mining Community, China

This study is to elucidate the impact that Schistosomiasis has on mine workers. Schistosomiasis is a known endemic parasitic disease impacting communities in Anhui Province, China.

Solar Market Gardens in Benin

The global food crisis is having an important impact on food security in Sub-Saharan Africa, especially among those living in areas of marginal agricultural production.

Synchronizing Medical Brigade Programs with Community Health Efforts

Andrew J. Gall's internship project in which he designed, piloted and evaluated a evaluation system for medical brigades in Guatemala. I served as internship committee chair.

The Puentes Consortium

The Puentes Consortium is intended to provide a distinctive voice for the binational community of scholars who carry out multi-disciplinary research on issues of importance to the relations between

Transport Pathways of Pesticides into Farmworker Homes

Research on the primary transport pathways of pesticides into farmworker homes in Yuma, Arizona, demonstrating that there are pesticides used in large amounts in Yuma, which have not been studied in h

U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission 20/20 Goals

Our College provides the leadership and coordination for the collaborative effort of the Commission to establish, collect data, and monitor the Healthy Border 20/20 goals.