During Mateo’s time as a Biochemistry undergraduate student, he realized public health is at the core of a population’s best interest. Interested in gaining global health research experience, Mateo joined the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibilities’ Uganda Hub. Motivated by his interest in infectious and zoonotic diseases, Mateo and his team wanted to assess the prevalence of toxoplasmosis in Uganda, a task that had previously never been undertaken.
During Dr. Harry Lando’s 40-year career as a smoking cessation researcher, he has not only facilitated global tobacco reduction initiatives and strategies, but he has also had a prominent role in advocating for strategic global partnerships, for increasing awareness on global tobacco reduction.
During Nicole’s time as a Sports Medicine undergraduate student, she became interested in how community engagement influences health, and how empowerment and social justice influences health and community participation in improving environmental health.
Since studying public health in Ecuador during her undergraduate studies, Chelsea Kline has also had a particular focus on understanding the intersection of traditional and western medicine in indigenous communities.
Graduate student Shelby Panttaja has dedicated her education to working with vulnerable and underrepresented populations, with a particular focus on refugee and immigrant communities’ health and their access to resources.
Petrona Lee has spent much of her post-graduate career developing the Trelawny Diabetes Management Project (TDMP), a non-governmental organization (NGO) that aims to reduce the prevalence of diabetes in rural communities in Lower Trelawny, Jamaica. A native to Jamaica herself, she is the CEO of the NGO that started as an intervention strategy for diabetes.
Assistant Professor Kelly Searle in the division of Epidemiology & Community Health has recently come from the Johns Hopkins University, where she conducted her post-doctoral work in the study of malaria in Zambia using epidemiological methods combined with geographic information science (GIS) and spatial analyses.
Cavan Reilly’s current research is focusing on the survivors of EVD and what happens to people who survive the disease, as well as various aspects of HIV.
As a young adult in the 1970s, Cynthia Miller lived for two years in Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the Congo) and worked with Habitat for Humanity. This started her interest in creating access to reliable care for those in remote, low-resource settings.
Assistant Professor Eva Enns of the division of Health Policy and Management is conducting a project in Mexico to develop mathematical models to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of first and second line treatment plans for HIV patients.
Sara Lederman (MPH ’18) chose to intern with the World Health Organization (WHO) as part of her field experience. During her two months in Geneva, Lederman collaborated with a multidisciplinary team focused on cervical cancer prevention and care.
Professor Alan Lifson’s current project involves a 32-site randomized controlled trial of a community support intervention for people living with HIV (PLWH) in rural Ethiopia.
As a research intern for the project, SMS Maama, Maddy Kluesner’s role has been to coordinate and organize the data collection from focus groups of here at the St. Benedict Hospital in Kampala.
Dr. Claudia Muñoz-Zanzi, an infectious disease epidemiologist in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, has focused her work on the emerging and zoonotic infectious diseases that are not well understood.
Miko Gamban connects with the communities and people working to reduce non-communicable diseases (NCDs) through Indian health care administration.
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