Partnerships in India

CCGHE works with Indian medical institutions to conduct groundbreaking clinical research that informs prevention and treatment for many of India’s gravest health issues. These partnerships are also a formal channel for educating and involving emerging professionals in clinical research. We offer clinical coursework, professional mentoring, field study placements, and clinical rotation opportunities for Indian and US-based students. The experiences are often life changing, and in many instances lead to careers in global health. We operate the BWI-CTU, a large NIH-funded clinical trials site at BJGMC, and have MOUs with 3 additional clinical sites: 
Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College (BJGMC), and Sassoon General Hospitals SGH). Pune, India.
  • Among the top 10 medical schools in India
  • 200 medical students, 130 residents per year; 50 nursing students per year
  • SGH: State-funded 1500-bed tertiary-care public hospital, 21 outpatient clinics, and links to multiple NGOs in the community.
  • CCGHE partnership established in 1999 for HIV studies; now investigates other infectious diseases, noncommunicable diseases, and comorbidities 
  • In 2011, JHU field office established at BJGMC Clinical Research Site: 3 full time Hopkins faculty and 20 staff; 100 BJGMC clinical research staff.
  • Clinical research, as well as leadership and oversight for clinical rotations and field studies

Learn about our work with BJGMC


DY Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Center. Pune, India.
  • Hospital is a 1470-bed private facility; existing partnership with Global Health Leadership Program at Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Hopkins medical and nursing students attend 4-week interprofessional clinical electives; 4th year medical students and masters and doctoral nursing students are eligible for clinical rotations, coordinated by CCGHE JHU Pune Office Director, Dr. Vidya Mave
  • DY Patil is a clinical site for ongoing studies on the impact of diabetes on tuberculosis treatment outcomes, also looking at antimicrobial resistance, use of mobile health technology for directly-observed therapy
  • Monthly HIV Case Conference conducted between 5 Indo US institutions  
  • CCGHE directors Bollinger and Gupta hold adjunct faculty appointments at DY Patil and provide training lectures annually

​Learn about our work with DY Patil Medical College

National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis. Chennai, India. 
  • Established in 1956 as India’s Tuberculosis Research Centre
  • Internationally renowned TB research institution, Supranatural Reference Laboratory, and WHO Collaborating Centre for TB Research and Training
  • CCGHE research partnership looking at:
    • Lasting pulmonary effects and respiratory impairment following recovery from TB
    • Hair concentrations of anti-tuberculosis drugs among HIV-infected and uninfected children
    • Improving TBM treatment outcomes in children ages 6 months to 12 years
    • Assessing dosage levels of rifampicin and evaluating safety of TBM treatment
    • Relationship between diet and inflammation during pregnancy
    • Immune changes that happen during pregnancy and how they affect different methods for latent TB screening among pregnant women
    • Host and microbial factors associated with 1) poor response to TB treatment, 2) progression to active TB disease and 3) TB transmission/acquisition

Learn about our work with NIRT

PD Hinduja Hospital and Medical Group. Mumbai, India. 
  • Academic teaching hospital
  • Chest clinic at Hinduja Hospital known authority on drug-susceptible and multidrug-resistant TB and played a significant role in identifying totally-drug-resistant TB
  • MDR-TB cohort is wide demographic of TB patients in Mumbai
  • CCGHE partnership developing a clinical cohort and database of patients help understand MDR-TB, working on whole genome sequencing, novel TB diagnostics and developing clinical trials using novel drugs also planned

Learn about our work with Hinduja Hospital