Global Reproductive Surgery (Boatin) LAB

Led by Dr. Adeline Boatin and Dr. Lauri Romanzi and based in Uganda and Ghana, the Global Reproductive Surgery (GRS) Lab conducts research to improve the quality of perioperative care for pregnant people and women who undergo surgery in low resource settings.


The Kee Park Lab

The goals of the Kee Park lab are (1) to support policy development and advocate for surgical system strengthening and (2) to address disparities in global neurosurgical care through research, education, and advocacy in the field of global neurosurgery.


The Opportunity Through Surgery (OTS) Lab

The Opportunity through Surgery (OTS) Lab, led by Dr Kavitha Ranganathan, is a collaboration of medical and allied professionals. The lab has three main pillars: (1) designing solutions to prevent and alleviate poverty due to surgical healthcare costs; (2) advocating for equitable care distribution; and (3) building academic leaders in global surgery. We work with teams in the United States and India, as well as the Global Surgery Foundation (GSF)/United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).


The Agaseke Lab

Led by Bethany Hedt-Gauthier, The Agaseke lab carries out a series of projects with the goal of improving access to high-quality surgical care in rural district hospitals. Our research is implemented in close partnership with Partners In Health (Inshuti Mu Buzima) Rwanda along with colleagues at the Ministry of Health.


The Systems for Trauma and Blood and Global Surgery (STAB) Lab

The STAB Lab, led by Nakul Raykar, has critical partners and active projects in Kenya, India, Guatemala and Chile. Dr. Nobhojit Roy and Dr. Anita Gadgil from The World Health Organization Collaborating Centre (WHO-CC) for Surgical Care Delivery in LMICs (Mumbai, India) are co-faculty in the lab. The STAB Lab is focused on: (1) innovative ways to make blood transfusion available in the world’s poorest settings; (2) enhancing trauma care through quantitative comparisons and education; and (3) implementing The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery in India.



The TIGER Lab’s mission is to improve care and outcomes for the most vulnerable surgical and trauma patients in this world. The TIGER Lab is led by Dr. Geoffrey Anderson. Its current projects include:

  • Macroeconomic Factors and the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery Indicators
  • UGHE Simulation Center
  • Social Determinants of Trauma
  • Long-Term Outcomes of Trauma Patients


Surgical Epidemiology, Trauma Systems & Geographic Inequalities Lab

This lab, led by Dr. Sabrina Juran and Dr. Tarsicio Uribe Leitz, aims to impact policy and create sustainable change by studying vulnerabilities and resilience, and identifying geographic and socioeconomic inequalities in health at a regional, national, and subnational level. The lab uses data analysis and geographic information systems to visualize surgical relationships and improve access to quality surgical care.


The Mcclain Lab

The objective of this lab is to further access and quality of anesthesia care globally. Our work primarily focuses on collaborations in Rwanda, India, and Mexico.


The Corlew Lab

The Corlew lab is largely focused on policy and surgical health care systems development in the sixteen countries that comprise the Southern Africa Development Cooperative (SADC).

  • NSOAP development and implementation.
  • Management of cervical cancer.
  • Examining the role of machine learning


The Riviello Lab

With work centered on sub-Saharan Africa and fellows based in Rwanda, the Riviello Lab creates surgical equity, education, and research solutions for Africa’s local contexts. We have contributed to the development and delivery of novel undergraduate and postgraduate surgical and anesthesia curricula specific to sub-Saharan Africa.


The Shrime Lab

Despite a limited understanding of how patients choose to—or not to—get surgery, global surgery interventions abound, the goal of which is to “increase access” for patients to surgery. The Shrime Lab focuses on this intersection between policy, patient choice, and outcome.


The Joseph Lab

The Joseph Lab focuses primarily on addressing the burden of injury-related deaths in LMICs as well as assisting in the development of robust trauma systems through a number of projects.


The Brazil/David Mooney Lab

The Brazil Lab focuses on Brazilian-led research initiatives including projects on trauma, pediatric surgical care, gender disparities in surgery, and regional variation in surgical care delivery in Brazil. We design our projects with a lens of Brazil as a model for the world in several topical areas.