Global is Local: CHPIR’s International Research
Education and Social Policy
Mental Health & Trauma
- Coping with HIV/AIDS in Tanzania (CHAT) in Tanzania
- Assessing Mental Health Among MSM in Chongqing, China: Determining the mental health status of MSM living in Chongqing by looking at factors contributing to mental health status, mental health treatment utilization, and preferences for interventions.
Information Technology & Systems
- Feasibility of discrete choice experiments: Determining preferences for alternative HIV testing options in the Kilamanjaro region of Tanzania
- 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.
- Cambodia Orphan Project Evaluation (COPE) in Siem Reap and Prey Veng, Cambodia.
- Following Children from Institutions into Communities: Predictors of Child Wellbeing (FCIC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
- 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.
- Positive Outcomes for Orphans (POFO) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Bungoma, Kenya; Nagaland, India; Hyderabad, India; Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania and Battambang, Cambodia.
- Pathways to Health and Wellbeing: social networks of orphans and abandoned youth is a supplement grant project to look at the social networks of a group of the children in the POFO study.
- National Evaluation of the Quality of Childcare in El Salvador is focused on improving the caregiving environments for vulnerable children by effecting changes within child care centers and orphanages in El Salvador.
- 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.