Global Women’s Health

Mission

To build on Stony Brook Medicine’s mission to deliver world-class, compassionate care to our patients, advance our understanding of the origins of human health and disease, and educate the healthcare professionals and biomedical investigators of the future. Stony Brook Global Women’s Health Program works collaboratively with our international partners to build capacity for excellent patient care, education, and research in order to eliminate health disparities and mutually strengthen institutions of Stony Brook Medicine and our international partner institutions.

Vision

We seek to develop an interdepartmental global health initiative across several departments at Stony Brook with the following goals.

Primary Goals

To improve women’s’ reproductive health, surgical and perioperative, and emergency care  through the training and education of specialists in OBGYN at the largest of four public quaternary care hospitals in Mozambique.  

  1. Improve the quality of care for patients receiving specialist surgical care at Maputo Central Hospital (MCH)
  2. Develop human resources for health in Mozambique through training and education of surgical specialties
  3. Develop capacity for conducting high quality relevant research that will impact health outcomes in Mozambique and beyond

Secondary Goal

To provide ongoing ethical and responsible teaching and training in Global Health to Stony Brook undergraduate medical students and postgraduate medical trainees. 

 

Global Partners

 

Activities 

Care

G-local
Global

Education

The Program in Global Women’s Health provides a robust and sustainable global health program for the department through capacity building efforts to support education, and provide high quality, evidence-based reproductive healthcare in low resource settings and conduct responsible and relevant research. The Global Health curriculum for residents and fellows serves as the educational framework for responsible and sustainable resident global health work. We coordinate short-term teaching opportunities in global health for interested faculty, and coordinate responsible clinical rotations for interested residents and fellows.

Resident Resources:

Student Resources

Research

The Global Women’s Health Program provides research mentorship for medical students, residents, and fellows interested in Global Women’s Health research projects.

 

  • Dr. Washington’s area of interest is implementation science and quality improvement at the intersection of reproductive health, HIV and family planning.
  • Dr. Ndubisi’s interest is in family planning research in the United States and Africa.

     

Global Women's Health Faculty

Sierra Washington, MD, MSc
Clinical Associate Professor and Director for Global Health

 

Chioma Ndubisi, MD, MSc
Clinical Assistant Professor and Family Planning Program Director