Challenges in global health require modern computational and analytical tools. SIGHTM was founded to solve real problems using cutting edge quantitative methods. The quantitative core has expertise in strategic planning, mechanistic modeling, and statistical analysis for infectious diseases, including malaria, dengue fever, and shigellosis. SIGHTM is establishing a data management core to curate Geographical Information Systems (GIS) databases used to manage clinical trials data.
SIGHTM has long term goals of establishing core areas in logistics and monitoring & evaluation. The logistics core aims to streamline operations, improve access to new interventions, improve coverage, and make more efficient use of existing technologies. The monitoring and evaluation core will be established to provide independent monitoring and evaluation of global health programs.