Follow-Up

Back to Africa

Early in 2002, Karen M. Schmidt, M.P.H. ’00, described for readers of Yale Medicine her HIV prevention work in Kenya—and how it helped her avoid a traffic ticket (See “Moving Beyond Fear,” Winter 2002). Later that year she returned to the United States to begin working as a consultant. Her subsequent assignments took her to the Philippines and Ethiopia. She also worked on adolescent reproductive health manuals for programs in Botswana, Tanzania, Ghana and Uganda.In December, a year after her departure from Nairobi, she returned to East Africa to work for the Center for Global Health and Economic Development, a joint project of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and Columbia’s Mailman School of Public...

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