Global Health Seed Grant Awards

MCHRI Funded Partner

The Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI) sponsors the Global Child Health Equity (GCHE) Seed Grants with the Global Child Health program and the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health. The seed grants aim to support two global health seed grants of up to $25,000 each for projects seeking solutions to improve the health of pregnant women and children in low-resource settings.


Peter Acker, MD, MPH, Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

Co-PIs: Matthew Strehlow, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine; Sindhya Rajeev, MD, Clinical Instructor, Emergency Medicine 

Project Title: Development and Testing of a Prehospital Maternal Emergency Obstetric Warning Score (MEOWS) in India

Marshall Burke, PhD
Associate Professor, Earth System Science

Team Member: Sam Heft-Neal, PhD, Social Science Research Scholar, Center on Food Security and Environment, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Project Title: Direct Empirical Estimates of the Health Burden of Air Pollution in Developing Countries

Past Awards

"The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) teams in both Kisumu and Nairobi are incredibly excited about our work; it fits very well into the Kenyan national plan for reducing the burden of HIV and violence, especially among adolescent girls. With support from MCHRI through the Stanford Global Health Seed Grant Program, we are thrilled to be able to partner with them on this."  

Clea Sarnquist, DrPH, MPHM
Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases)