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2019 Global Public Health Internship Summary

Team Kumasi 2019

Number of students in global internships in 2019
  • Latin America/the Caribbean: N/A
  • South America: Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, and Chile
  • Africa: Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda
  • Europe: England, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland
  • The Middle East: Israel and Lebanon
  • Asia/South Asia: Bangladesh, China, India, Myanmar, Indonesia, and Thailand

2019 internship locations

Number of countries where OGPH students interned in 2019


2019 Summer Internship Student Reports

BoergerSavannah Boerger (Global Health Epidemiology)

Project: Mosquito species competition as potential influencer of dengue transmission in Ecuador--Instituto Nacional de Investigacion en Salud Publica INSPI, Quito, Ecuador

"I gained skills in vector-borne disease research and experienced what my future public health work might look like."

RickersonAvonlea Rickerson (Health Management and Policy)

Project: HIV-South Africa--CAPRISA: Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research, Durban, South Africa

"I learned more about the intersections of behavioral research, epidemiology, and clinical research in HIV and how that affects sub-Saharan Africa."

CooneyKatie Cooney (Global Health Management and Policy)

Project: Private and International Patients--RMCH, Manchester, United Kingdom

"I worked at a children's hospital to gain experience with a single-payer system and hope to find innovative solutions for health accessibility and equity."

BacansLauren Bacans-Grounds (Global Environmental Health Sciences)

Project: Integration of Informal Electronic Waste Processors into a Semiformal System: A Case Proposal for Thailand--Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai, Thailand

"I created a community intervention proposal to help improve worker and environmental health in informal worker communities while maintaining worker independence."


Jennifer Cruz (Global Health Epidemiology)

Project: Exploring the Role of Female Autonomy in Early Cervical Cancer Detection in India--The George Institute for Global Health, New Delhi, India

"I completed a data analysis with findings that could help reduce gender-based violence and cancer incidence in India."