Global is Local: CHPIR’s International Research

Education and Social Policy

Mental Health & Trauma

Information Technology & Systems

  • mTICA: Iterating and testing the mTika mobile phone-based vaccination registry system in rural Bangladesh.

Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVC)

CHPIR has been working on research projects involving orphans and vulnerable children for over 10 years, and strives to be a place where evidence-based solutions are found.
school girls in cambodia

School girls in Cambodia

  • Hart Fellows Cambodia in the Battambang Province of Cambodia is seeking to explain the expansion of institutions in this province.
  • Improving Outcomes for Orphaned Youth (CBT II): Implementation of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Childhood Traumatic Grief in Tanzania and Kenya will examine the effectiveness of TF-CBT for treating unresolved grief and traumatic stress for orphaned children and adolescents.
  • MINT: Researchers at Duke University’s Global Health Institute and Tanzania’s National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), in collaboration with Tanzania’s Expanded Programme on Immunisations (EPI), will partner to evaluate whether an mHealth-supported scheduling, reminder, and tracking system, combined with an innovative multi-tiered financial incentive scheme for families with young children, is acceptable and effective in improving rates of vaccination coverage and timeliness.
  • TF-CBT-RCT for Orphans in Zambia: Working with adolescents (13-17 years) to look at HIV risk behaviors, emotional and behavioral health, social support, overall wellbeing, and mental health development of OVC affected by HIV/AIDS.