Around the World: Photo Essays

Scores of Yale School of Public Health students fan out around the globe each spring to complete their internship project. Usually lasting 10 to 12 weeks, the internship is a defining experience for most students, exposing them to real-world challenges and giving them a chance to directly apply what they have learned in the classroom. It is, in the words of Dean Paul D. Cleary, a chance “to make a difference in the lives of people.”

Megan McInnis - India

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Megan McInnis explored how stigma and gender identity are correlated with mental health problems in India.

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Anna Zonderman - United Kingdom

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Anna Zonderman implemented a longitudinal EEG study of children in England.

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Sarah Aspinwall - D.C.

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Sarah Aspinwall worked in Washington, D.C., on the National School Lunch Program.

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Drew Hill - Guatemala

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Drew Hill examined the link between cook stoves and indoor air pollution in Guatemala.

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Stephanie Shao - D.C.

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Stephanie Shao investigated the role that diet plays in lung carcinogenesis in Maryland.

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Katherine LaMonaca - Haiti

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Katherine LaMonaca researched conditions in three rural Haitian prisons.

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Sarah Hamid - American Somoa

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Sarah Hamid worked on a diabetes control and management intervention in American Samoa.

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Erikka Loftfield - New York

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Erikka Loftfield analyzed data from the Heart Follow-Up Study in New York City.

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Stewart Dandorf - Ecuador

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Stewart Dandorf assessed barriers to HIV testing in rural Ecuador.

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Simone Asare - Ghana

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Simone Asare explored the relationship between nutrition, malaria and anemia among children in Ghana.

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Britton Gibson - South Africa

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Britton Gibson developed a program for a mobile clinic that provides HIV screening in South Africa.

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Kristen Garrity - New York

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Kristen Garrity examined small businesses and health insurance in New York City.

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Kimberly Kushner - New York

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Kimberly Kushner analyzed medical records in New York City to improve the health of employee populations. 

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Roza Tammer - Connecticut

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Roza Tammer collected data to help predict and prevent opioid deaths in Connecticut.

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Luisa Tsang - Connecticut

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Luisa Tsang addressed health policy issues at a Connecticut hospital.

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Zaynah Abid - New York

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Zaynah Abid provided support to a climate-change epidemiology team in New York City.

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