Projects undertaken by the Program in Global Newborn Health and Social Change are linked to ongoing clinical, research, and advocacy efforts in the Americas, Africa, and Asia. Program objectives include:

  • Creating and launching fundable research projects to cast light on the nonbiological barriers to successfully delivering newborn health care in underserved parts of the world and, subsequently, translating study findings into action plans that yield measurable outcomes and improve upon them.
  • Training medical students, residents, and fellows in an interdisciplinary manner that encourages development of skills to address the biosocial determinants of newborn health and illness.
  • Providing intensive training opportunities in the field for pediatric specialists with a dedicated long-term interest in neonatal medicine.
  • Developing the academic careers of faculty members who are interested in committing their life’s work to addressing inequities in global health delivery.