Past research projects

Determinants of Repeated Abortion among Women of Reproductive Age Attending Health Facilities in Ethiopia: A Case-control Study – Dr. Gelila Goba
This study looks at the determinants of repeat abortion in Tigray and Afar Regions of northern Ethiopia. The study includes data from 309 abortion patients in hospitals in Tigray. For further information about this study, please review our publication at doi:  10.1186/s12889-017-4106-1

Neonatal Death in Northern Ethiopia: Patterns, Causes and Predictors. Evidence from Verbal Autopsy Data in Health and Demographic Surveillance System – Dr. Gelila Goba
Using data from the Kilite Awlaelo Health and Demographic Surveillance Site (KA-HDSS), one of 49 HDSS sites globally, UIC GWH is examining the causes of neonatal death using verbal autopsy data from 15,643 households. Preliminary data suggests that neonatal sepsis, prematurity and other preterm-related conditions are leading causes of mortality.

Global Health Research Collaborative

In addition to Global Health research going on in our department, we are also part of the Global Health Research Consortium through the College of Medicine and the Center for Global Health.

The Global Health Research Collaborative (GHRC) was formed in fall 2008 as an initiative from the College of Medicine Dean’s office to bring together a community of Global Health Researchers, to foster awareness of global health research opportunities and to encourage collaboration across the college and university at large.

Center for Global Health The mission of the CGH is to improve the health of populations around the world by training the next generation of global health leaders; by conducting collaborative, trans-disciplinary research that addresses critical global health threats; and by building the capacity of the University and its global health partners to respond to the complex health issues that challenge all.