JSI International Immersion Fellows

Part of an international collaboration between the USC Institute for Global Health and public health consulting firm John Snow, Inc, between 2014 and 2015, this fellowship was awarded to two USC public health scholars. The fellowship aimed to support student-driven implementation science projects with partner organizations/countries of their choice or placement within an organization by the selection committee.

What is JSI?
John Snow, Inc., and its nonprofit JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., provide high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs worldwide. =

Learn more about the awarded JSI fellows below:


Ryan Ross

Ryan Ross, a Master of Public Health candidate, was interested in global health, specifically economic development and health systems and capacity-building in the developing world. As part of the JSI Immersion Fellowship he worked with Ugandan NGO Twezimbe Development Foundation, aiding its outreach and intervention programs in the rural Mpigi district. Before his fellowship he attended the 68th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, with his classmates.

Blog Posts:

  1. Global Health Immersion: Part 1
  2. Global Health Immersion: Part 2
  3. Global Health Immersion: Part 3


Danielle Lee

Danielle Lee, a global health major, was awarded the JSI International Immersion Fellowship in her senior year. She led a program in Maputo, Mozambique, with African Millennium Foundation’s partner, Reencontro, in the summer of 2014. Working with Olinda Mugabe, the founder of Reencontro, and project coordinators, she implemented a health education program for children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. She also worked at Maputo Central Hospital learning about prevalent health issues from physicians and nurses. The experience motivated her to pursue medicine in the future as a physician. She was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in 2015 when she graduated, and is headed to Thailand to instruct students outside Bangkok.

Blog Posts:

  1. Getting to Know Maputo, Mozambique
  2. Reencontro
  3. Maputo Central Hospital
  4. Saying Goodbye