Global Health Advocacy and Policy Project (GHAPP)
Jeremy Shiffman, Principal Investigator, GHAPP
The Global Health Advocacy and Policy Project (GHAPP) is a three-year $1.1 million research initiative funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Jeremy Shiffman, Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy, is the principal investigator. A team of 12 researchers are involved in the project. They come from American University, Syracuse University, Cornell University, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Oxford University, the University of New Mexico and the Peruvian government. The team is investigating six global health policy communities — networks of individuals and organizations linked by a shared concern for a public health issue. The aim is to develop generalizable knowledge concerning why some networks are more effective than others in generating resources and attention, facilitating national policy adoption and supporting the scale-up of interventions. The research team is focusing on six policy communities: those concerned with tobacco control, alcohol abuse, tuberculosis, pneumonia, maternal survival and newborn survival.