Offered through the USC Institute for Global Health with funding from the Anderson family, this fellowship supports meaningful hands-on research experiences for USC students and enhance the recruitment of diverse students into research and practice careers in global health.

2017 Fellows

The inaugural Anderson Family Global Health Immersion Fellows included three Master of Public Health candidates and one medical student, who received $3,000 each to carry out their projects. Advised by faculty mentors, they investigated streptococcus, nutrition, human rights and menstrual hygiene for at least four weeks in Mongolia, Vietnam, Kenya and Uganda and presented about their experiences to the USC community at a student symposium.

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