2012 YSPH World Tour
More than 100 Yale School of Public Health students fanned out around the globe—to 26 countries total—to complete their 2012 internship. It is a defining experience for most M.P.H. students, exposing them to real-world challenges and giving them the opportunity to directly apply their coursework. Students spent 10 to 12 weeks working in urban slums, remote and rural regions and in hospitals and communities as nearby as New Haven and as far as Bhutan. The internship is, in the words of one returning student, "life-changing."
Margaret did qualitative research on drug and alcohol use among youth in Monrovia, Liberia.
Raj worked on a traumatic brain injury classification system project.
Kristine examined dengue fever transmission in the urban community of Pau da Lima in Salvador, Brazil.
Kelly worked with the planning and marketing team at Bridgeport Hospital.
Eileen determined the prevalence of Methicilin-resistance Staphylococcus aureus colonization among swine workers in Transylvania.
Jasmine studied social support and sexual risk behaviors among Haitian teenagers.
Kimberly conducted a study on Vitamin K deficiency and risk of severe pulmonary hemorrhage syndrome.
Eugene conducted a survey on building/strengthening research capacities in low- and middle-income countries.
Israel worked on several management projects at a Chicago children’s hospital.
Rebecca worked with the WHO to promote better health in schools.
Krysta developed and implemented a study in food insecurity in an urban slum community.
Adam VanDeusen researched the cost-effectiveness of expanded therapy for HIV-positive women.