Offered through the USC Institute on Inequalities in 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.
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.
Degree program: Master of Public Health, Online
Project: “Intersecting Domains of Health and Human Rights in the Kenyan Context”
Adviser: Laura Ferguson
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Degree program: Master of Public Health
Project: “Driving for Optimal Feeding Practices: Comparing Vietnam’s successes to India, Indonesia the Philippines, and Nigeria”
Adviser: Mellissa Withers