2014 Summer Internships

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Sarah Ali - Kampala, Uganda

Sarah interned with the Global Health Leadership Institute (GHLI) and a newly formed non-profit called the Uganda Initiative for the Integrated Management of Non-Communicable Diseases...

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Jordan Emont - Tuvalu

Jordan spent the summer researching an outbreak of diarrheal disease as it relates to a recent drought on the island nation of Tuvalu in the South Pacific.

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Tracy George - Washington, D.C.

Tracy was in intern at Center for Science in the Public Interest in their health promotion policy department and a garden apprentice at Wangari Gardens, a 

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Jennifer Grasso - Palacios, Bolivia



Supported by a rural clinic in Palacios, Bolivia, Jennifer conducted interviews with Promotores de Salud to qualitatively evaluate program status and development.

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Bert Hootsmans - Kampala, Uganda

Bert worked with the Alliance for Stroke Awareness and Prevention Project (ASAPP) on a case-control study to determine risk factors for hypertension.

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Meghan Hughes - Pachuca, Hidalgo, México

Working with the research team at Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, Meghan helped to conduct a needs assessment in indigenous areas of Hidalgo, Mexico.

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Nirupama Krishnamurthi - Santa Marta, Colombia

Nirupama worked with children from the indigenous populations of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia, who were affected with Chagas disease.

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Jina Li - Geneva, Switzerland

Jina interned at the World Health Organization with the Cost-Effectiveness, Expenditure, and Priority Settings unit.

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Luis E. Maldonado - Kintampo, Ghana

Luis conducted a qualitative pilot study to assess maternal attitudes, behaviors and beliefs around hookworm infection in rural Ghana.

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Wan Nurul Naszeerah - Gelephu Town, Sarpang District, Bhutan

Wan's internship aimed to study the relative contribution of the Anopheles species to malaria transmission in the malaria-endemic Sarpang district of Bhutan.

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Suhana Sarkar - Santa Elena, Ecuador

Suhana  conducted a research project with a team of Yale students to assess the barriers and facilitators of Type 2 Diabetes management in the resource-limited coastal towns of Ecuador. 

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Andrew Schneider - Salvador, Brazil

Andrew's research in Salvador was intended to help describe the behavior of Leptospira interrogans, the bacteria that causes the disease leptospirosis.

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Maggie Schnog - Washington, D.C.

Maggie Schnog interned with the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), a non-profit organization with the mission of reducing the childhood obesity epidemic.

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Shae Selix - San Francisco, CA

Shae's work at ChemRisk involved a combination of a self-directed research project as well as public health practice in a private sector environment.

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Aref Senno - Gaborone, Botswana/Kampala, Uganda

Aref interned with the southern Africa branch of the Futures Institute, a  global health economic consultancy company working on HIV in Botswana. 

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Geoff Soybel - Quezalguaque, León, Nicaragua

Geoff worked the Brookline/Quezalguaque Sister City Project to assess local knowledge, attitudes and practices surrounding chronic kidney disease (CKD) and peritoneal dialysis.

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Kimberly Vasquez - León, Nicaragua

This summer Kimberly Vasquez worked with a research team in an HIV clinic at a public hospital in León, Nicaragua and participated in community service.