Meet the inaugural 2017 Anderson Family Global Health Fellows!

The three master of public health candidates and one medical student received $3,000 each to carry out their projects. Advised by faculty mentors, they will investigate streptococcus, nutrition, human rights and menstrual hygiene for at least four weeks in Mongolia, Vietnam, Kenya and Uganda, respectively. They will present about their experiences to the USC community after they return from their trips.

Candidates were selected based on academic performance, proposal quality, evidence of sincere interest in the research proposed, strength of faculty advisor and the proposal’s ability to support or add to existing research.

Links to the students’ blog posts will be added in in the coming months.

2017 Anderson Family Global Health Immersion Fellows

Lauren JacksonLauren Jackson
Degree program: Master of Public Health, Online
Project: “Intersecting Domains of Health and Human Rights in the Kenyan Context”
Country: Kenya
Adviser: Laura Ferguson
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Divya Patel

Divya Patel
Degree program: Doctor of Medicine
Project: “Prevalence of Group B Streptococcus in Pregnant Women in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia”
Country: Mongolia
Adviser: Pia Pannaraj
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Simone St. ClaireSimone St. Claire
Degree program: Master of Public Health
Project: “Menstrual Hygiene Management of Secondary School Girls in Oyam”
Country: Uganda
Adviser: Heather Wipfli
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Madison WebbMadison Webb
Degree program: Master of Public Health
Project: “Driving for Optimal Feeding Practices: Comparing Vietnam’s successes to India, Indonesia the Philippines, and Nigeria”
Country: Vietnam
Adviser: Mellissa Withers
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