Research Sites by Region

Latin America

  • Bolivia: The partnership between Universidad Católica Boliviana Santa Cruz and Clínica Foianini offers research and training opportunities in surgery, trauma, emergency medicine, and public health.
  • Ecuador: Fundación Cimas de Ecuador provides research opportunities related to environmental health.
  • Perú: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia generates mentored research training opportunities on emerging, infectious, tropical and non-communicable diseases, maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, mental health, substance use/abuse, climate change and one health. Universidad Católica San Pablo offers research opportunities related to neurological disease and aging.


  • Botswana: Hosted by the Botswana Sexual and Reproductive Health Initiative (BSRHI), a collaboration between University of Botswana, Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership and US universities including UCSF, UCSD, and UCLA, offers research opportunities in family planning, sexually transmitted infections, maternal health, women’s cancers, HIV and tuberculosis.
  • Cameroon: Congo Basin Institute (CBI) offers training opportunities related to infectious diseases, planetary health, and strengthening trauma and surgical care systems.
  • Ghana: Researchers at the University of Ghana (UG) focus on infectious and non-communicable diseases, mental health, climate change, maternal and child health, nutrition, and blood safety and availability.
  • Kenya: KEMRI and collaborating UC mentors cover a wide range of disciplines, including epidemiology, biostatistics, pediatrics, neurology, sociology, mental health, women's and adolescent health, anthropology and migration and health.
  • Malawi: Through Partners in Hope (PIH), a Malawian non-governmental organization, Malawi and UC trainees are provided with opportunities in the areas of HIV/AIDS research, infectious disease, maternal-child health, and mental health.
  • Mozambique: Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM)’s collaboration with UC collaboration provides mentoring for global health research in medicine, pediatrics, surgery, pathology, radiology, neurosciences, gynecology/obstetrics, nursing, and pharmacy.
  • South Africa: The Desmond Tutu Health Foundation (DTHF) provides research opportunities in the areas of HIV, TB, sexual and reproductive health, adolescent health, women’s health, men’s health, and socio-behavioral sciences.
  • Tanzania: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), the leading public higher learning institution for medical and health sciences in Tanzania, provides research opportunities in the areas of HIV, non-communicable diseases, surgery, emergency medicine, sickle cell disease, and cancer.
  • Uganda: The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) in Kampala and the Makerere University-UCSF Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) both focus on HIV, tuberculosis, and related conditions, as well as malaria. The Uganda TB Implementation Research Consortium (U-TIRC) focuses on improving TB diagnosis and care.
  • Zambia: The Centre for Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) provides research opportunities in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment; tuberculosis prevention and control; women's health; newborn and child health; mental health and wellness; community outreach; and health system strengthening/primary care.
  • Zimbabwe: The UZ-UCSF Program at the University of Zimbabwe Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is a GloCal site for Zimbabwean and UC trainees in clinical and implementation research focused on HIV, other infectious diseases and their sequelae.

Middle East

  • Iran: The HIVHUB and other research centers at Kerman University of Medical Sciences provide research opportunities in HIV, infectious diseases like SARS-COV-2 and tuberculosis, and several tropical diseases and vector-borne diseases such as malaria, leishmaniosis, cystic echinococcosis, and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever.


  • India: St. John’s Research Institute in Bengaluru has a diverse set of research focus areas, including epidemiology and population health, nutrition, infectious diseases, medical informatics, mental health, molecular medicine and health and humanities. The Public Health Research Institute of India in Mysore provides research opportunities in the areas of maternal and child health, reproductive health, and cancer prevention.
  • Thailand: Chiang Mai University offers training and research focusing on a holistic approach to managing patients with chronic conditions such as HIV, hepatitis, substance use, and mental health.
  • Vietnam: Hanoi Medical University, the oldest and largest health sciences university in the country, offers research opportunities in HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, antimicrobial resistance, substance use and mental health.