Global Health Research Collaborative

This is an ongoing project.

Faculty Researcher: Vijaya Kumar

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Vijaya Arun Kumar


The Global Health Research Collaborative (GHRC) strives to develop a network of highly trained global health researchers who will conduct quality research aimed at improving the health, capacity development, evaluate and monitor evidence-based interventions for health problems. GHRC aims to spread awareness that is crucial for young researchers to develop international collaboration, conduct ethical research, gain knowledge to push for action, and emphasize on the importance of Global Health research to graduate students. The newly created online education portal using the Thinkific platform along with the research mentorship and training via the summer workshop will work towards achieving the goals of the collaborative. Several student volunteers including graduate and undergraduate students have been recruited over the past year to join the team and will have a hand in the development of the workshop. A variety of committees including curricula, marketing, communications, mentorship, GH journal, website development and administration have been created for the smooth conduction of this year's summer workshop. This clear delineation of roles and organization will allow students and faculty to thrive and work alongside each other fostering the goals of the collaborative.

This opportunity will provide significant insight into global health research initiatives and a broad introduction into the discourse. The global health volunteer will be introduced to, and routinely involved with, academics and institutions from around the world with work being done alongside global and public health leaders at Wayne State University, providing adequate opportunities for further networking for one’s own career. The coordinator will also have opportunities to become involved with research and possible publications.


   Bachelors degree plus three years of experience in higher education or international work experience or Masters degree in a related field. 
   Demonstrated exceptional written and verbal communication skills. 
   Demonstrated outstanding cultural competency, interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and professional writing skills. 
   High-level of professionalism and demonstrated ability to develop programmatic solutions under high-level direction. 
   Ability to prioritize responsibilities and manage multiple concurrent projects. 
   Proficient in examining, organizing and reporting information in an accurate, timely and well-constructed manner. 
   Ability to facilitate communication in a concise and effective manner. 
   Demonstrated initiative and sound judgment. Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision.
   Proficient in Microsoft Office. 
   Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
   Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adaptable to change.
   Ability to contribute to diversity and excellence within the learning health system. 


As a volunteer, you will work remotely between March 1, and December 31st. Your schedule is flexible and you should plan to volunteer 2 hours per week initially, and averaging around 5 hours per week during the summer months. You will provide your own computer and phone.

Last Updated

October 1, 2022