An evolution
in public health trainings

Helping to facilitate locally-driven research and implementation that can shape chronic disease priorities, programs, and policies of the future.


The COALESCE program connects promising scientists and practitioners with mentors and training opportunities to contribute to the design and evaluation of public health studies, programs, and policies to address chronic diseases across the life course.

Important Dates

2023 Application Cycle Opens:
November 1, 2022 9:00 AM UTC-GMT-4

2023 Application Cycle Deadline:
January 6, 2023 5:00 PM UTC-GMT-5

2023 Application Informational Session:
December 7, 2022 9:00 AM UTC-GMT-5

2023 Cohort Scholars Official Program Start: August 1, 2023-July 31, 2024

Program Benefits

Our program is designed to provide value for everyone along the mentor-mentee chain.


Networking opportunities with public health leaders from prominent global health agencies and institutions.


Participating scholars will receive a stipend and research funds to support their project activities and scholarship at their home institution.


Access to Emory University’s Libraries and Information Technology Services (LITS) while participating in the program.


The COALESCE Program is a collaboration between Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, Centre for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC) India, and Addis Ababa University (AAU) Ethiopia. The COALESCE consortium and program are supported by grant #D43TW011404 from the Fogarty International Center of the US National Institutes of Health and generous support from the Halle Institute for Global Research at Emory University.