Center for
Global Public Health


R01 Five-Year Research Grant: Air Pollution Effects on Human Antimycobacterial Immunity

Supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH
Principal Investigator: Stephan Schwander, MD, PhD

  • Investigates the role that exposure to urban air pollution plays in susceptibility to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) infection which is the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB).


World Cities Project
Co-Director: Michael Gusmano, PhD

  • Represents the first effort to compare the performance of health, social and long-term care systems in global cities.


Health Care Ethics in Singapore (HCES)
Care Transitions in Aging Society: Singapore Casebook (CTAS)

Co-Principal Investigator: Michael Gusmano, PhD

  • The HCES project examined ethically challenging cases facing clinicians, patients and families in Singapore.
  • Following the HCES, the CTAS, focuses on ethical challenges of caring for people in an aging society.


Hospital Readmissions in France and the US
Co-Principal Investigator: Michael Gusmano, PhD

  • Compares hospital readmission rates, and the factors that may explain them, in the French and U.S. health care systems.