Research & Program Areas

International Projects

CMCD is committed to “doing a world of good” through collaborative research projects in low- and middle-income countries. We have particularly strong collaborations in Latin America, with projects conducted in Mexico, Honduras, Colombia, Bolivia, Chile, and elsewhere. CMCD is the North American point of contact for the international organization, RITMOS (Red Iberoamericana de Tecnologías Móviles en Salud or Ibero-American Network for Mobile Health). With support from the U-M Global REACH program, CMCD offers medical students the opportunity to participate in international research experiences working on active CMCD studies in South America. During the summer, our students work with our project teams, including local collaborators (clinicians, community members, and policy-makers, and researchers), to implement programs and carry out randomized controlled trials that inform future projects, studies, and healthcare policy.

International Sites

Bolivia

In collaboration with the Universidad Catolica Boliviana, SEDES and the Bolivian Ministries of Health, CMCD established an in-country hub for our mobile health platforms, including our production-level model and mobile-based model. Programs disseminated here with our CarePartner model include a diabetes pilot study, a diabetes RCT, and a depression pilot program.


Columbia

In collaboration with the Universidad de Antioquia, SaviaSalud, RutaN, and other partners, CMCD established an in-country hub for our mobile health platforms, including our production-level model and mobile-based model. Programs disseminated here with our CarePartner model include a diabetes pilot and an upcoming depression program.


Honduras

A satellite recruitment site, we have collaborated with the Yojoa International Medical Center to recruit patients for CarePartner diabetes and hypertension programs within the community.


Mexico

A satellite recruitment site, we have collaborated with the Diabetes Centers and Joel Rodríguez-Saldaña of Mexico.


Nicaragua

A collaboration with partners to explore the expansion and innovation of our international development.

For more information about our global research agenda, contact Nicolle Marinec at stecn@umich.edu.

Categories:

Depression, Diabetes, Hypertension, Interactive Voice Response (IVR), International, Spanish-Speaking

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