Program AIMS

CONVERGE — The Consortium for Violence Prevention Research, Implementation, and Leadership Training for Excellence — seeks to train the next generation of researchers in Vietnam in gender-based violence and violence against children, and to accelerate the translation of evidence into sound policies and best practice.

What does CONVERGE have to offer me as a researcher?

  • A consortium of top-ranked institutions in the fields of gender-based violence, violence against children, and violence prevention research and practice
  • An expansive network of world-class researchers in the United States, Vietnam, and other countries to serve as mentors and to help you grow your professional network
  • A mentorship team, including former trainees now working in the field, tailored to your proposed research project
  • Access to an extensive array of datasets from recent violence prevention studies in Vietnam, Southeast Asia, the U.S., and other countries to support your research
  • A month-long intensive training program hosted at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., and engaging faculty from Emory University, Georgia State University, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Ongoing training and mentorship support over 17 months for the development, implementation, and dissemination of your research project
  • Training in grant proposal preparation for your next research project
  • Training in leadership and implementation science to accelerate translation of your research findings into practice in Vietnam

Leadership Team

Learn more about our leadership at Emory and Hanoi Medical University.


Learn more about the experts in the field of violence prevention who have dedicated their time and effort into mentoring the next generation of leaders in violence prevention research in Vietnam.

Institutional Partners

Learn more about the members of the CONVERGE consortium.