2013 Global Health Scholar Award Recipients

2013 Global Health Scholar Award Recipients

Shelly Birch and Erryn Tappy, for assisting in the development and improvement of educational materials and campaigns focusing on sexual and reproductive health in Quito, Ecuador.

Stephanie Blankenship, for an evaluation of the regional HIV/AIDS surveillance system in Guatemala, Honduras and Panama with the Central American Regional office of the Center for Disease Control.

Tonia Branche, for a social medicine course and rotations through the Maternal Health and Pediatric Hospital in Managua, Nicaragua.

Matthew Cagliostro and Priyanka Mehrotra, for a comparative analysis of alternative medicine techniques in allopathic hospitals and alternative medicine clinics in India and the United States.

Jamie Diamond, for an analysis of Israel’s healthcare system and the impact of national policies on healthcare delivery particularly for underserved immigrant populations.

Joanne Duara, for an assessment of the different attitudes held by Nicaraguan women toward HIV testing and prenatal care with partner Atencion Primaria de la Salud in Managua, Nicaragua.

Faheem Farooq, for a project with the European Center for the Environment and Human Health examining the role of the environment on human health and, in particular, chronic low level exposure to toxins and emerging threats.

Robert Fell, for a community health assessment on the prevalence, impact and community knowledge of Leishmaniasis in a small remote community in Bolivia.

Jillian Halper, for a comparative analysis of the US and Israel’s public health system with a particular focus on obesity research and prevention programs.

Elizabeth B. Honeycutt, for an emergency preparedness and response project with the Central American Regional office of the Center for Disease Control in Guatemala.

Audrey Jacobsen and Jie Jiao, for an evaluation of the current prevalence and treatment of hypertension in Port Au Prince and the rural region of Thomonde, Haiti with Project Medishare.

Alexandra Levitt, for a project to assess access to and uses of information technology by residents and healthcare providers in 
Haiti’s central plateau with Project Medishare.

Alison Moody, for an analysis of the International Rescue Committee’s community health worker programs in South Sudan and Northern Uganda and to work with the Ministry of Health and community leaders to explore the feasibility of implementing a community health worker program in Kajo Keji County, South Sudan.

Christian Morris, for an exchange program on medicine and public health with MICEFA, a consortium of Universities in Paris and its region. The program includes an observorship in public Parisian hospitals, particularly those serving immigrant populations, and medical courses to help better understand the Parisian healthcare system.

Michelle Picon, for a project in a remote community of San Tome, Argentina working with Argentine medical students and faculty on a number of maternal and child health projects with Fundacion Barcelo.

Chase Socha, for work with the underserved pediatric population in Oaxaca City, Mexico formulating health education programs and campaigns focusing on both infectious and chronic disease.

Rachita Sood, for an assessment of the causes, burden and prevention of chronic diseases in low income communities in Barranquilla, Colombia through el Centro de Investigaciones Sanitarias.