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Dr. Nishi Suryavanshi
July 3, 2020

When community health workers used a mobile health intervention with HIV+ women to deliver care, there was a higher uptake of exclusive breastfeeding at two months and early infant HIV diagnosis at six weeks

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We leverage technology and develop innovative tech solutions that improve patient care, deliver resources to health providers, and provide education where it's most needed. 

Characteristics Associated with Mobile Phone Usage among TB Populations in Pune, India

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2017-10-02
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With 8.6 million people affected worldwide in 2012, the control and prevention of tuberculosis (TB) has become an international priority. In order to reduce burdens and achieve global goals for TB control, new and innovative tools are necessary. With a growing number of mobile phone subscriptions...

Smallpox Comes Back to Life in Microbe Hunters

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2015-10-22
Baltimore, MD—The world may have been declared free of smallpox in 1980, but the eradication campaign was revived Tuesday in a multimedia presentation at the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus. The event featured a screening of the film Microbe Hunters: Smallpox , by the Johns...

Cohort for Tuberculosis Research by the Indo-US Medical Partnership (C-TRIUMPH)

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2013-09-28
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Collaboratively funded by the US NIH, India’s Department of Biotechnology [DBT], and Indian Council of Medical Research, the Cohort for TB Research by the Indo-US Medical Partnership (C-TRIUMPH) is an Indo-US research consortium that is part of RePORT India, a countrywide consortium for TB...

Community Home Based India Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (COMBIND)

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2013-09-02
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This study ended May 14, 2019. CCGHE is assessing whether equipping Community Health Workers with mobile health technology and involving them in technology training and personal empowerment seminars can help prevent mother-to-child...

Impact of Diabetes on TB Treatment Outcomes

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2013-02-01
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CCGHE, the JHU Center for TB Research and BJGMC have been awarded a $2.5 million dollar NIH grant (2013-2018) to conduct a study to evaluate treatment outcomes among Indian patients with both diabetes mellitus and active TB. This study is assessing the prevalence of impaired glucose or frank...

ONCOGRID: An mHealth Approach to Prevention and Early Diagnosis of Oral Cancer in Rural South India

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2012-11-01
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This study ended February 7, 2017. The Indian sub-continent is burdened with 80% of the world’s patients with oral cancer, and delay in oral cancer diagnosis is one of the major problems that leads to poor treatment outcomes (V. Shanta, R. Swaminathan, R...

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Training Program

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2007-01-01
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Funded by the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health, the JHU Fogarty program has nearly 20 years of success with providing training, professional development, and mentorship to clinicians and scientists in low and middle income countries. CCGHE's latest efforts in...

A mobile health-facilitated behavioral intervention for community health workers improves exclusive breastfeeding and early infant HIV diagnosis in India: A cluster randomized trial

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2020-07-03
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Journal of the International AIDS Society
When community health workers used a mobile health intervention with HIV+ women to deliver care, there was a higher uptake of exclusive breastfeeding at two months and early infant HIV diagnosis at six weeks

Use of smartphone-based video Directly Observed Therapy (vDOT) in tuberculosis care: Single-arm, prospective feasibility study

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2019-08-30
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Journal of Medical Internet Research
Video-based monitoring is increasingly used as an efficient and low cost alternative to in-person observation and monitoring of TB patients. It showed promise in the high TB setting of India, too.

Mobile phone access and comfort: implications for HIV and tuberculosis care in India and South Africa.

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2019-07-01
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International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
SETTING: India and South Africa shoulder the greatest burden of tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection respectively, but care retention is suboptimal. OBJECTIVE: We conducted a study in Pune, India, and Matlosana, South Africa ...

Users beware! Biological variation in complete blood counts over short time intervals

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2019-05-29
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BMJ Evidence Based Medicine
New publication in BMJ Evidence Based Medicine looks at CBC count variations in blood drawn over a short time period

RePORT International: advancing tuberculosis biomarker research through global collaboration

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2015-10-15
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Clinical Infectious Diseases
Progress in tuberculosis clinical research is hampered by a lack of reliable biomarkers that predict progression from latent to active tuberculosis, and subsequent cure, relapse, or failure. Regional Prospective Observational Research for Tuberculosis (RePORT) International represents a...

GETHealth Summit Report—2014, Conference Proceedings

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2015-07-08
The GETHealth Summit brought together healthcare professionals, representatives from the technology and education sectors, academic researchers, global health experts from backgrounds including non-governmental organisations to government. This diverse group of delegates were brought together to...

Improving diagnostic capability for HPV disease internationally within the NIH-NIAID-Division of AIDS Clinical Trial Networks

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2013-12-15
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American Journal of Clinical Pathology
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate an external quality assurance (EQA) program for the laboratory diagnosis of human papillomavirus (HPV) disease that was established to improve international research capability within the Division of AIDS at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease-supported...

Evaluation of a multimodal, distance learning HIV management course for clinical care providers in India

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2012-10-01
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Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
Distance learning is an important tool for training HIV health workers. However, there is limited evidence on design and evaluation of distance learning HIV curricula and tools. We therefore designed, implemented, and evaluated a distance learning course on HIV management for clinical care...

Global health education for medical students: New learning opportunities and strategies

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2012-01-17
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Medical Teacher
Background: A new course was offered to introduce basic global health concepts to all first year Johns Hopkins medical students, that took advantage of new distance learning capacity to connect medical students in Baltimore with students and faculty in Uganda, Ethiopia, Pakistan and India...

A comparison of online versus on-site training in health research methodology: A randomized study

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2011-06-17
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BMC Medical Education
Background: Distance learning may be useful for building health research capacity. However, evidence that it can improve knowledge and skills in health research, particularly in resource-poor settings, is limited. We compared the impact and acceptability of teaching two distinct content areas...

Building a global health education network for clinical care and research: the benefits and challenges of distance learning tools

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2011-06-15
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Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
Expanding the capacity for clinical care and health research is a global priority and a global challenge. In disenfranchised communities facing the largest burden of disease, whether they be in rural Africa or in urban US, there is a great need for more well-trained, competent and dedicated health...

Mixed methods evaluation of an international internet-based continuing medical education course for pediatric HIV providers in Pune, India

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2011-04-09
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Education for Health
Context: Studies of HIV care in Pune, a high-HIV-prevalence city in India, have shown that a significant proportion of practitioners were not adhering to national guidelines due to inadequate awareness and understanding. Objectives: This study examined the...

CURE ID Moves to Automated Data Collection in Light of COVID Pandemic

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2021-07-13
Dr. Matt Robinson
Drs. Matt Robinson is leading JHU efforts in this FDA program, and Robert Bollinger and Jane McKenzie-White helped launch it before COVID.

Innovation During Times of Change  |  2020 Annual Report

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2021-03-30
2020 Annual Report
2020 was a year like no other. Learn what CCGHE discovered in our Annual Report.

Study Shows Mobile Health, Video Technology, Influence Behavior of Affected Populations

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2020-07-09
Dr. Nishi Suryavanshi
Johns Hopkins News Release: Dr. Suryavanshi discusses her study on mobile health and technology training for improving care among HIV+ pregnant and post-partum women and their babies

Johns Hopkins deploys mobile health app to assist frontline health workers

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2020-04-02
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America's News Room | FOX News
Fox News Interview
FOX News: The emocha Mobile Health app is helping Hopkins health workers self monitor for COVID-19.

CCGHE Joins the Alliance of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

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2020-01-13
Dr. Robert Bollinger
“AAIH’s mission dovetails very well with our own work at Hopkins,” CCGHE Director Dr. Robert Bollinger noted.

2018 Year in Review

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2019-06-30
2018 Year in Review
Our newly released 2018 Annual Report features ongoing and new work underway last year. And boy, what a year it was!

CCGHE at the Union 2018

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2018-09-26
Our Union dance card is full! Check out CCGHE's schedule of presentations at this year's conference.

Doctor who tackled HIV and other infectious diseases in India honored

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2018-09-11
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India Abroad
Robert Bollinger
India Abroad article highlights the dedication of the Raj and Kamla Gupta Professorship in Infectious Diseases.

National Institutes of Health Awards emocha Mobile Health $1 Million for Multi-State Study

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2018-08-29
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Bob Bollinger: "It is critical for patients to take tuberculosis medication as prescribed, and research supports new adherence strategies. . . "

Amita Gupta and Sujata Bhatia: Doing a World of Good

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2018-08-29
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American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Amita Gupta
Amita Gupta is interviewed by AIChE about the intersection of chemical engineering and medicine.

Infectious Diseases Can Be Tackled, Here are 3 Solutions

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2018-05-09
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Bob Bollinger: Quick delivery of care to sick patients eases the human impact and lowers the cost of disease.

The Health App that Beat Hurricane Harvey

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2018-01-18
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Politico
CCGHE invented the emocha Mobile Health platform, and it's changing the way tuberculosis patients are cared for.

In-Depth: How digital health technologies can help the United States address the opioid epidemic

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2018-01-05
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MobiHealthNews
Bob Bollinger interviewed about utility of mobile health in keeping patients connected to care.

Upstarts: A Better Blood Test?

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2017-12-15
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JHU Engineering Impact
The miLAB handheld diagnostic project led by Dr. Bob Bollinger is the feature of this report.

Celebrating Johns Hopkins Medicine's impact in India

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2017-12-13
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The Campaign for Johns Hopkins Medicine
In 4 years, the CCGHE has tripled its capacity for conducting research on grave health threats, thanks to strong philanthropic support.

4 ways that telemedicine can address the opioid crisis

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2017-12-01
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CCGHE Director Dr. Bob Bollinger describes the utility of telemedicine in this opinion article in The Hill.

Technology could help opioid addicts in rural America, but a federal rule needs changing

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2017-11-08
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McClatchy News
CCGHE's Dr. Bob Bollinger discusses the utility of emocha in treating patients in remote areas.

Tech designed for Africa helps US fight disease, save money

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2017-10-12
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Global Health Matters
Dr. Bob Bollinger talks with the NIH Fogarty Center about development of the emocha mobile health platform.

Reduced Level of Disease Possible in India by the Centennial

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2017-08-22
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India Abroad
India ranks highest in global disease burden. Dr. Amita Gupta weighs in on how to reverse that.

2017 Directors' Statement

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2017-01-31
A New Decade of Global Health Impact The CCGHE recently marked its 10-year anniversary, and it’s an occasion that affords an opportunity to reflect on the progress we’ve made so far, and envision what lies ahead. We are encouraged by the changes we’ve seen in health outcomes for...

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