image of scientist at Emory Vaccine Center in India


Emory has a unique program connected to India through the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative that brings together Eastern and Western scientific approaches. The university also provides language instruction in Hindi and Tibetan, and will soon begin offering courses in Telugu. Emory is already known in India as a health sciences and business destination, which positions the university well for future expansion and collaboration.

Engagement snapshot

Emory Vaccine Center

The Emory Vaccine Center and the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology established a Vaccine Center in New Delhi in 2008. The Vaccine Center studies pathogenesis and immunology of infectious diseases disproportionately affecting the developing world, including malaria and Chikungunya virus. Dr. Rafi Ahmed founded and directs this center. Contact: Jane Lawson, Emory Vaccine Center

Emory – Tibet Partnership

Lobsang Tenzin Negi founded the Emory-Tibet partnership in 1998 to bring together the Western scholastic tradition and the Tibetan Buddhist sciences of mind and healing. Core programming includes the Emory Tibet Science Initiative (ETSI) and Cognitively Based Compassion Training (CBCT). ETSI is a comprehensive curriculum on modern science taught to Indian and Tibetan monastics. Emory received a $1 million grant from the Dalai Lama to support this program. CBCT, drawing on Buddhist reflexive techniques, cultivates greater self-awareness and well-being. Contact: Carol Beck, Emory-Tibet Partnership

Public Health Leadership and Implementation Academy for NCD

Through this program, Venkat Narayan leads an eleven-month practicum trains participants to lead public health systems change and implement new programs in their institutions in India and Mexico. The practicum implements a dynamic combination of theoretical and applied learning on leadership and management, effective communication, policy development and implementation. Contact: K. M. Venkant Narayan, Rollins School of Public Health

Professorship in Telugu Culture and Language

The Koppaka Family Foundation and the department of religion selected Dr. Velcheru Narayana Rao to hold the Visweswara Rao and Sita Koppaka Professorship in Telugu Culture, Literature, and History. Contact: Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger, Emory College of Arts & Sciences

Center for the Control of Chronic Conditions (CCCC)

This center researches and treats chronic health issues in India. The Center for the Control of Chronic Conditions is an international partnership between Emory, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and the Public Health Foundation of India. Contact: K. M. Venkant Narayan, Rollins School of Public Health

Emory Global Diabetes Research Center (ECDRC)

The research of the Emory Global Diabetes Research Center in focuses on non-communicable diseases such as stroke, hypertension, heart disease, tuberculosis, mental health, and HIV. ECDRC focuses its efforts in India and works with a number of national public health organizations in India. Contact: Mark Hutcheson, ECDRC