Ashwin Anand is a second-semester graduate student in the Department of Global Health at Boston University School of Public Health. He is interested in Infectious Disease Epidemiology, specifically regarding HIV/AIDS, TB, and Neglected Tropical Diseases. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Boston University in 2014.
Jenna Bhaloo is an MPH degree candidate Boston University’s School of Public Health with a concentration in Global Health. She is interested in conducting research about the prevention of PTSD and other mental illnesses through psychosocial interventions in children suffering from trauma due to war conflicts. Another area of interest is the use of psychosocial interventions to prevent HIV-related mental illnesses.
Emily, an MPH candidate with a global health concentration, is particularly interested in monitoring and evaluation of public health programs overseas. Before graduate school Emily volunteered in Israel and South Africa, where she was able to see the direct impact well-implemented programs can have on the health of communities worldwide.
Uravadee Chanchamsang is a graduate student in the Sociology Department with a concentration in Medical Sociology at Boston University. She is interested in medicalization, biomedicalization, social behavior, and cultural competence. She is also interested in how social behavior affecting patients in chronic diseases in Thailand.
Holli Childs is a MPH Candidate in the School of Public Health, Department of Global Health at Boston University. She is interested in studying programs designed to help developing nations respond to natural disasters and complex humanitarian emergencies, as well as providing the relief necessary in a disaster setting.
Kateri Donahoe is studying in a BA/MPH degree program within the College of Arts and Sciences and the SPH. Her academic interests include international development and global reproductive health. She currently holds a position as the Operations Manager at Mali Health Organizing Project, a non-profit based in Cambridge and Bamako, Mali.
Miranda Fadden is a graduate student in the department of Global Health with an emphasis in infectious diseases at Boston University School of Public Health. She is interested in researching and working with populations of HIV positive children.
Emily Frisch is a student in the Mater’s of Public Health Program (with a concentration in Global Health) at Boston University School of Public Health. She is interested in issues of global health equity, infectious diseases, and the monitoring and evaluation of international health programs.
Caitlin Gillespie is a second semester graduate student at BUSPH concentrating in Global Health with an emphasis in Program Management. She is especially interested in issues of child survival, nutrition, and women’s reproductive health. In the future she hopes to empower individuals globally utilizing health education and community networks.
Miranda Fadden is a graduate student in the department of Global Health with an emphasis in infectious diseases at Boston University School of Public Health. She is interested in researching and working with populations of HIV-positive children.
Breanna Lanier is a first semester graduate student, within the Global Health concentration. She has an emphasis in managing disasters and complex humanitarian emergencies at the Boston University School of Public Health. She is interested in researching better prevention, response and recovery methods for humanitarian crises.
Pankaj Khadka is a masters degree candidate in Photojournalism at the Boston University College of Communication. He is interested in long-form documentary photography and aspires to tell the stories of the neglected and forgotten people who never see their plight cover the front page of the media outlets.
Lauren McKean is a first year graduate student in the School of Public Health at Boston University, concentrating in Global Health with an emphasis in infectious diseases and a certificate in pharmaceuticals. She is interested in working with the development of new vaccines and communicating the importance of vaccination to the public.
Jenna Menefee is a MPH candiate concentrating in global health at Boston University School of Public Health. She obtained her BA in social work in 2014, and is interested in preventative health services for orphans and vulnerable families in developing countries. Jenna has experience working with low-income populations in Haiti and Uganda.
Claire Oppenheim is the Clinical Research Program Manager of the Schizophrenia Clinical and Research Program and The Chester M. Pierce, MD Division of Global Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is engaged in mental health-focused capacity building, training, clinical and qualitative research both locally and internationally, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa.
Elle Pope is a student in the department of Global Health at Boston University School of Public Health. She is interested in researching the rights and security of women and girls internationally to reduce gender-based violence and discrimination.
Natalie Sanfratello is a graduate student in the Boston University School of Public Health with a concentration in Global Health. Her interests include primary and preventive care in developing countries, specifically mental health and substance abuse. Her current work examines diabetes education in low-literacy populations.
Catherine Tong is an MPH candidate at the Boston University, School of Public Health. Concentrating in Global Health, she is also a member of the school’s Pharmaceuticals Certificate Program. She is interested in the surveillance and control of infectious zoonotic diseases, with particular emphasis on their impact on global communities. After her Master program, she looks to use her degree to pursue a career in coordinating responses to disease outbreaks.
Brittany Tusing is an MPH candidate with a dual concentration in Global Health and Maternal and Child Health departments at Boston University School of Public Health. She is interested in pursuing medicine or a doctoral degree in public health. Her research interests include pregnancy-related conditions such as eclampsia, or working with ministries of health in developing countries to improve maternal mortality.
Emily Villas is a Master of Public Health student in the Global Health department at Boston University. Her research interests include the sustainability of health institutions in underserved populations, as well as the role of nutrition in preventing disease and maintaining health.
Sean Wiedemeier is a 2015 candidate in the MBA/MPH program (with a concentration in Health Policy and Management) at the Boston University Schools of Management and Public Health. He is interested in health policy, the implications of technology on the future of healthcare delivery, and the role of pharmaceuticals in the healthcare industry.