"Our focus is on capacity building and helping to develop scientists in East Africa who do environmental health work and want to advance policy through research. Fogarty’s aim is to develop researchers who can generate the evidence needed to affect policy, and be willing to step in and talk with policymakers about what their evidence shows. We’re giving them the tools to do that."

— Fogarty International Center Q&A
Building global capacity for air quality research: Q&A with Dr. Jonathan Samet

Dr. Jonathan Samet has spent decades researching the health risks of inhaled pollutants, including secondhand smoke and particles in outdoor air such as those in vehicle exhaust.

Jonathan Samet, M.D., M.S.

A longtime Fogarty and NIH grantee, he has conducted research around the world, including in China, Latin America and Africa. Learn more about his work, including with the Eastern Africa GEOHealth Hub, in this Q&A.