Jose Cordero MD, MPHUniversity of Puerto Rico
Carmen Velez PhD, MSWUniversity of Puerto Rico
Jennifer Smith PhD, MPHUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
The Global and Territorial Health Research Network (Global Network) is an international network of academic, public health, and community partners who work together to reduce the burden of chronic disease in low-resource settings, prioritizing lessons learned globally that can be applied locally in remote areas of the United States and its affiliated regions. The Global Network was initiated in 2014, with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as part of their efforts to more effectively translate research into practice. The Global Network is a Thematic Research Network of the Prevention Research Centers (PRCs), which is the CDC flagship program for preventing and controlling chronic diseases.