The IU Center for Global Health develops mutually beneficial partnerships across disciplines, schools and countries for the primary purpose of creating and implementing sustainable programs that improve health and human flourishing in underserved areas worldwide, and preparing a critical mass of health education and health research experts in these communities to become the next generation of local, national and global health leaders.


Adrian Gardner



Deb Litzelman

Director of Education


Kara Wools-Kaloustian

Director of Research


Support for Racial Equity

At the IU Center for Global Health, our mission is to improve health and human flourishing in underserved areas worldwide.

This does not and cannot mean that we focus only on inequities between high and low-income countries, but also on the inequities that exist in our own country, the state of Indiana and our own neighborhoods. Too often, where an individual is born or their ethnic heritage determines their opportunities, health status and life expectancy. Social, economic and health equity is a key value of our Center, not only as we look outward to the global community, but also as we look inward to our own country, state and community.

Career Opportunities

Director of Division of Infectious Diseases at the IU School of Medicine Department of Medicine

The Department of Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine seeks a strong academic leader for the Director of Division of Infectious Diseases at the Department of Medicine.

  • The Division of Infectious Diseases consists of 29 faculty members who have numerous close clinical and research associations with other departments. Some other highlights:
    • Clinical practice takes place at five hospitals within the Indiana University Health (IUH) System as well as at Eskenazi Health Hospital (County Hospital) and the Roudebush VA.
    • The Division has a rich history in research and currently has in excess of $4.7 million in extramural funding from the NIH, CDC, and industry.
    • The Infectious Diseases Division plays an active role in the education of learners from the medical student level through fellowship.
    • The ID Division holds a T32 postdoctoral research training grant entitled “Sexually Transmitted Infections and other infections of Global Health Significance”.
    • The division footprint includes 8,417 square feet of administrative space and 7,280 square feet of research space.
    • The ID Division holds several endowments including an endowed chair, and endowed fellowship position, and an endowment which supports research related to HIV.
    • In addition, the Medical School has access to endowment money and additional resources, specifically for the recruitment of physician scientists.


Program Director, LASER PULSE

LASER (Long Term Services for Research) PULSE (Partners for University-led Solutions Engine) is a five-year, $70M USAID funded program to deliver research-driven solutions to field-sourced development challenges in USAID interest countries and technical sectors.  Funded through USAID’s Global Development Lab, LASER PULSE is implemented by a Purdue University-led consortium with Catholic Relief Services, Indiana University, Makerere University, and the University of Notre Dame.  LASER PULSE convenes a growing network of 2,300+ researchers and development practitioners in 54 countries. It works with USAID missions, bureaus, offices and other local stakeholders to identify research needs for critical development challenges, and funds and strengthens the capacity of researcher-practitioner teams to co-design solutions that translate into policy and practice. 

The Program Director (PD) for LASER PULSE has overall responsibility for the management and coordination of all project activities and staff to ensure timely and high-quality completion of workplan activities and deliverables.  The PD reports to the LASER Academic Director and works with the LASER Academic Leadership (LASER Principal Investigators – Director and Academic Director) to help them establish and execute the program strategy.  All Key Personnel, as described in the LASER Award, report to the PD, including the Technical Director (TD) at Purdue; the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Lead (MEL) at the University of Notre Dame; the Research Translation Strategy Lead (RTSL) and Catholic Relief Services; and the Research Translation Communications Lead (RTCL) at Indiana University.


List Serv

The IU Center for Global Health periodically circulates news and events related to IU’s global health activities.

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Additional Resources

Center for Global Health

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Indianapolis, IN 46202
Ph: (317) 278-0827