University of Nebraska Medical Center

Global Health

The Global Health area of emphasis (AOE) strives to improve child health outcomes through innovative, multidisciplinary research, scholarship and training. Our goal is to strengthen and expand our global network of researchers who work collaboratively to develop projects and programs that are regionally relevant, locally driven and prioritize addressing pediatric global health gaps. The Global Health AOE welcomes all areas that have a direct or indirect impact on child health and well-being.

Developing areas of research for the AOE include:

  • Infectious disease
  • Vaccine preventable illness, vaccine development and deployment
  • Maternal child health
  • Policy and population health
  • Early childhood development and education
  • Food security and nutrition
  • Water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Vector-borne diseases
  • Disaster management
  • Child and adolescent mental health
  • US based vulnerable population projects
  • Cardiology/heart Disease
  • Cancer

If you are a CHRI member and would like to join the Global Health area of emphasis, please email chri@unmc.edu.


Infectious Diseases Division Chief

Shirley F. Delair, MD, PhD, MPH
Vicky Nakibuuka-Muli

GCHS Project Manager II, Global Center for Health Security

Vicky Nakibuuka-Muli
Amy Rezac-Elgohary, MA

Global Health Research & Education Programs Manager

Co-Champion Not Pictured:

Nick Kocmich
Export Control Coordinator