2018 Breman Fellows: Kya Kraus and Jonathan Robinson

The USC Institute for Global Health awarded two Master of Public Health Online students received with 2018 Breman Global Health Fellowship: Kya Kraus and Jonathan Robinson.

Kraus’s project took her to Ghana to understand the perceptions of children with developmental disabilities, while Robinson traveled to Vietnam to research how pre-hospital emergency medical services affect trauma patient outcomes.

Kya Kraus

Degree Program: Master of Public Health Online
Project Title: Understanding the community perceptions of children with developmental disabilities in Ghana
Project Location: Ghana
Faculty Advisor: Mellissa Withers
Collaborator: Behavior Services Abroad
Project Dates: April 8-May 11, 2018
Blog Posts: 

  1. We Were ‘Ghana’ For a Month to Conduct Research and Live Among the Locals
  2. I’m ‘Ghana’ Challenge the Status Quo
  3. I Didn’t Say It Was ‘Ghana’ Be Easy, But It’s ‘Ghana’ Be Worth It
  4. It May Be Small, But I’m ‘Ghana’ Make a Difference

Jonathan Robinson

Degree Program: Master of Public Health Online
Project Title: Trauma Patients in Vietnam – Patient outcomes associated with the use of pre-hospital EMS in trauma patients in northern Vietnam
Project Location: Vietnam
Faculty Advisor: Mellissa Withers
Collaborator: Hanoi Medical University
Project Dates: June 15 – July 21, 2018
Blog Posts:

  1. Việt Nam: Preparing for Departure
  2. Unfamiliar & Full of Adventure
  3. Reality of Research
  4. Home Sweet Home