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2013 Dean's Global Health Fellows

MEET THE DEAN'S 2013 GLOBAL HEALTH FELLOWS 

In 2013, an inaugural group of eight outstanding Fielding students were chosen and awarded funds from the Dean's Global Health Fellowship Program, a FSPH funding source that supports international field experiences in a low- or middle-income country. The fellows traveled to all corners of the globe to conduct public health fieldwork, with the goal of bridging the gap between evidence and impact. 
 
Laura Baetscher

Laura Baetscher, MPH/MA ‘14

Organization: Nutri-Salud

Country: Guatemala

Laura BaetscherMPA/MA student in the Department of Community Health Sciences and Latin American Studies, spent 11 weeks in the Guatemalan Highlands, working with Nutri-Salud, an organization that aims to reduce chronic malnutrition and maternal mortality rates in that region by strengthening health services at the community level.

 
Claire Bristow

Claire Bristow, PhD candidate

Organization: University of Peru Cayetano Heredia Sexual Health Unit

Country: Peru

Claire BristowPhD student in the Department of Epidemiology, worked with the University of Peru Cayetano Heredia Sexual Health Unit to research the social determinants of sexual health and HIV/syphilis rapid tests for the purpose of point-of-care diagnosis and prevention of congenital syphilis and adverse birth outcomes.

 
Annie Clarke

Annie Clarke, MPH ’14

Organization: Population Council

Country: Kenya

Annie ClarkeMPH student in the Department of Community Health Sciences, completed her international field studies at the Poverty, Gender, and Youth program at Population Council in Nairobi. She worked on the Social and Economic Assets for Vulnerable Adolescent Girls (SEAVAG) project, which focuses on building social, health, and economic assets for adolescent girls ages 10-19 by providing weekly meetings in girl-friendly, safe places that deliver financial and reproductive health education, and the opportunity to open personal savings accounts.

 

Rebecca Foelber

Rebecca Foelber, MPH ‘14

Organization: Pan American Health Organization

Country: Brazil

Rebecca FoelberMPH student in the Department of Epidemiology, interned with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO). Her project focused on foodborne diseases in Latin America, where she conducted an analysis of foodborne parasites, using a multicriteria-based risk ranking method to assess the relative importance of foodborne parasites within Latin American countries.

 

Natasha Graves

Natasha Graves, MPH ’14

Organization: Gender DynamiX

Country: South Africa

Natasha GravesMPH student in the Department of Community Health Sciences, completed her field studies in South Africa, working with the South African Transgender Health & Research Initiative (SATHRI). Her work focused mainly on developing the utilization of and access to health services among the transgender population in South Africa.

  

Joshua Quint

Joshua Quint, PhD candidate

Organization: University Health Sciences Campus

Country: Cambodia

Joshua QuintPhD student in the Department of Epidemiology, traveled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia where he performed data analysis for a project addressing the health needs of two highly stigmatized and at-risk populations: men who have sex with men and transgender men. He also traveled with a research team to study sites around the country collecting data and blood samples for a study of the efficacy of second-line anti-retroviral therapy for HIV.

 

Michelle Romero

Michelle Romero, PhD candidate

Organization: National Institute of Public Health in Mexico

Country: Mexico

Michelle RomeroPhD student in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, worked at the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico on a project aimed at preventing diseases related to exposure to chemical and biological pollution based on a health promotion strategy in Alpuyeca, Morelos, Mexico.

 

Adriane Wynn

Adriane Wynn, PhD candidate

Organization: World Health Organization (WHO)

Country: India

Adriane WynnPhD student in the Department of Health Policy and Management, worked at the World Health Organization Regional Office for South-East Asia (WHO SEARO). She was able to apply the research methods and analysis skills that she gained through her coursework at FSPH in order to create tools that are expanding the monitoring and evaluation capacity of the SEARO HIV Unit.