GLOBAL HEALTH & SOCIAL MEDICINE
Dr. Cancedda focuses on the creation of high-quality and sustainable post-graduate training programs for health care providers in developing countries through the establishment of replicable partnership models between local and foreign academic institutions. He has been involved in the development of several post-graduate nursing training programs in Rwanda and on launching a Family and Community Medicine residency program for Rwandan medical graduates.
Working under the leadership of the Ministry of Health and in partnership with the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Dr. Cancedda contributed to the conceptualization, development, launch, and implementation of the Rwanda Human Resources for Health (HRH) Program. Led by the MOH and supported by the United States Government, this ambitious initiative seeks to build the country’s health education infrastructure through the contributions of top North American universities and academic medical centers (AMCs) within a timeframe spanning from 2012 to 2018. These institutions will supply full-time specialist faculty and collaborate with each other and their Rwandan counterparts on all aspects of health professional education. Dr. Cancedda is the principal investigator for the contribution of Harvard Medical School and Harvard-affiliated hospitals to the Rwanda HRH Program. Dr. Cancedda’s interest lies in the establishment of mutually beneficial academic partnerships between universities and AMCs from the resource-rich world and from developing countries as a mean to address shared global health challenges and promote global health equity.
Corrado Cancedda was trained in internal medicine and infectious disease. He is an associate physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital in the Division of Global Health Equity and a practicing clinician within the Department of Medicine, and he is an instructor and teacher of global health delivery within the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Cancedda has extensive expertise in curriculum development, global medical education, and academic partnerships. He worked four years in Rwanda as chief of medical education and director of the Department of Medical Education and Training for Partners In Health. During his tenure, Dr. Cancedda successfully led the development and implementation of educational and in-service training programs aimed at Rwandan health professionals and leveraged the educational resources available at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital to improve the quality and increase the scope and diversity of such trainings. Dr. Cancedda graduated with honors in medicine in 1996 from the University of Genoa, his hometown in Italy. From 1997 to 2001 he worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the Division of Immunogenetics at Columbia University in New York City. The results of Dr. Cancedda’s research on allograft rejection earned him a PhD in clinical immunology from the University of Genoa. From 2002 to 2005, Dr. Cancedda completed a residency in internal medicine at Jacobi Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In 2007, he completed the infectious diseases fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis.
International journal of STD & AIDS, October 1, 2012
Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999), March 1, 2012
AIDS patient care and STDs, February 3, 2012
The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, October 1, 2007