2017 Breman Global Health Immersion Fellow: Teresa Chen

Meet the inaugural Breman Global Health Immersion Fellowship recipient! Teresa Chen is a Master of Public Health online program student. Advised by professors Heather Wipfli and Mellissa Withers, her project is "The experiences of pregnancy, labor, and delivery of mothers from Bududa, Uganda and their implications for delivery location." More information: "My project aims to help … Continue reading 2017 Breman Global Health Immersion Fellow: Teresa Chen

Team Spotlight: Simone St. Claire

Simone St. Claire is a Master of Public Health candidate in the global health leadership track at USC. Working with Dr. Heather Wipfli, she is developing a curriculum to promote healthy behavior through soccer camps in rural settings for the Uganda Public Health Immersion Program. In addition, Simone is working on a community-based evaluation to … Continue reading Team Spotlight: Simone St. Claire

Team Spotlight: Eliza Fox

Eliza Fox

Originally from Boston, MA, Eliza Fox is a rising senior at Occidental College where she is majoring in diplomacy and world affairs, and minoring in public health. She has recently returned from a semester abroad in Geneva, Switzerland, where she studied global health and development policy. With a passion for sexual and reproductive health and … Continue reading Team Spotlight: Eliza Fox

Team Spotlight: Kennedy Yesigomwe

Meet our Uganda coordinator! Kennedy Yesigomwe is a student at Makerere University School of Public Health, where he is completing his final semester studying environmental health science. A self-described "Jack of all trades," he is also a stand-up comedian who goes by "Dr. Bluetooth," working to tackle non-communicable disease through humor as stress-relief. He says, "I … Continue reading Team Spotlight: Kennedy Yesigomwe

Meet the 2017 Operation Smile Research Fellows

Part of an international collaboration between the USC Institute for Global Health, Operation Smile and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the annual Operation Smile Research Fellowship offers scholars the opportunity to assist in researching the genetic and environmental factors in the etiology of oral clefts in children. Please join us in welcoming our third cohort of Operation … Continue reading Meet the 2017 Operation Smile Research Fellows

Meet Meghan McCullough, Tsao Global Surgery Fellow

Meghan McCullough

In her sophomore year as a pre-medical student at Harvard University, Meghan McCullough made a life-changing career decision: to train for a chance to make it to the Olympics or fulfill her ambition to become a doctor. Her choice to retire from competitive ice dancing at age 21, while difficult, led her to where she … Continue reading Meet Meghan McCullough, Tsao Global Surgery Fellow

Student Spotlight: Mia Poynor

Please join us in welcoming Mia Poynor as our newest USC Institute for Global Health student intern! Mia is pursuing a B.A. in Health and Human Science with a focus in International Health. She is interested in various aspects of health and how that affects human security. Outside of class she is a member of Design … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Mia Poynor

Student Spotlight: Martha Ryan

Student Spotlight: Martha Ryan

Please join us in congratulating our intern, Martha Ryan, who recently received a Fulbright-Nehru research grant to India! Martha is a global health major set to graduate with her bachelor's degree May 2016. Her research aims to analyze local approaches to combat stigma against sex work in Kolkata and Delhi, two Indian cities that vary greatly … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Martha Ryan

Student Spotlight: Ciera Gray-Hart

Ciera Gray-Hart

Please join us in welcoming Ciera Gray-Hart as our newest intern! Ciera is currently a junior at California State University Dominguez Hills and is pursuing a degree in communications. She will be the first in her family to graduate from college, which is one of her biggest motivators. Through her academic journey and life experiences … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Ciera Gray-Hart

Student Spotlight: Martha Ryan

Student Spotlight: Martha Ryan

Please join us in welcoming Martha Ryan as our newest USC Institute for Global Health student intern! Martha is a global health major in her senior year. Outside of class she is a guide for SCOutfitters, USC’s student-run outdoor adventure group. When she graduates she hopes to pursue a career in public health research. Glad to … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Martha Ryan