2016 • 4 years, 6 months • Population & Reproductive Health
Based at Columbia University, the Averting Maternal Death and Disability (AMDD) Program is a global program of research, policy analysis, and technical support that, since 1999, has collaborated with UN agencies, NGOs, and governments in more than 50 countries to reduce maternal mortality. AMDD has evolved into the most influential academic institution addressing social accountability, and health sector responsiveness and its impact on maternal health. This final award enables AMDD to strategically leverage new and continuing research projects and collaborations with civil society organizations in order to expand the evidence base, deepen the analysis, and influence the actions of key stakeholders at local, national, and global levels. Engagement in research forums, convenings on maternal health and social accountability, and active participation in global standard setting discussions promotes the policy impact of this research.
2015 • 1 year • Policy Research
Founded in 1754, Columbia University is one of the country's leading universities, with undergraduate, graduate, professional, medical, and continuing education schools enrolling nearly 30,000 students. The Mailman School of Public Health, which trains more than 1,200 graduates annually, pursues an agenda of education, research, and service to address critical and complex public health issues affecting New Yorkers, the nation, and the world. Since it was established in 2008, the MacArthur Research Network on an Aging Society (Research Network) has convened an interdisciplinary group of scholars that has collaborated on an interrelated set of conceptual, analytical, and experimental projects that revolve around the core challenges and opportunities facing America as it becomes an aging society. This final award to the Research Network will support website communications and a symposium to discuss and disseminate the research.
2014 • 2 years, 4 months • Population & Reproductive Health
The Lancet Commission for Adolescent Health and Wellbeing is comprised of a multi-sectoral, multi-disciplinary group of experts who will develop a new global strategy for addressing adolescent health and development. The Commission will develop a report and recommendations which will be published in the Lancet and widely disseminated.
2013 • 2 years, 6 months • Population & Reproductive Health
The Averting Maternal Death and Disability Program at Columbia University will carry out research to investigate how corruption and staff posting and transfer practices impact maternal health in the Global South. In addition, they will rigorously evaluate a project in India that used mobile phones to report corruption in maternal health facilities.
2012 • 1 year • Migration
This grant provides supplemental support to the MacArthur Research Network on an Aging Society to deepen its work on aging as it relates both to immigration and to housing. The MacArthur Research Network on an Aging Society, which is housed at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, is an interdisciplinary group of scholars who collaborate on an interrelated set of conceptual, analytical and experimental projects that revolve around the core challenges and opportunities facing America as it becomes an aging society.
2011 • 2 years, 6 months • Population & Reproductive Health
In support of activities to promote accountability in maternal health (over two years).
2010 • 4 years • Policy Research
To support the Research Network on an Aging Society (over four years).
2007 • 9 months • Policy Research
In support of planning a Research Network on an Aging Society.
2007 • 3 years • Policy Research
In support of the Research Network on an Aging Society (over three years).
2001 • 10 years
In support of a newly created fund to be used to slow the spread of HIV/AIDS among women and children in Sub-Saharan Africa and care for those who are already ill (over five years).