2013 YSPH World Tour

More than 100 Yale School of Public Health students fanned out around the globe—to over 20 countries—to complete their 2013 internship. It is a defining experience for most M.P.H. students, exposing them to real-world challenges and giving them the opportunity to directly apply their coursework. Students spent 10 to 12 weeks working in urban slums, remote and rural regions and in hospitals and communities as nearby as New Haven and as far as Vietnam. The internship is, in the words of one returning student, "life-changing."
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Alexandra Adams

Alexandra worked on the Story of a Girl Project, an international HIV advocacy campaign by Visual Epidemiology. After preparation in New Haven, she traveled to India for six weeks to establish partnerships with NGOs and film personal stories of women and girls living with HIV.

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Eda Akyar

Eda interned at the Infectious Diseases Section of Hacettepe University’s Medical School. She worked on two research projects concerning Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), a viral tick-borne disease. 


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Sara Heydari

Sara conducted an evaluation to determine the effectiveness of HIV prevention, substance abuse treatment and care services which are offered to Afghan refugee injecting drug users.

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Erin Jaske

Erin spent her summer studying hookworm infection and drug resistance in Kintampo, Ghana. With the help of a field team, she screened 180 children from four villages for hookworm infection by collecting fecal samples from each child. 

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Jensen Reckhow

Jensen’s project examined the prevalence, intensity, and responsiveness to treatment of geo-helminth infections among school-age children in Rakai District, Uganda.

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Kimberly Miller-Tolbert

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) is an organization that works to improve the lives of women and girls throughout the U.S. 

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Leah Thi Le

Leah worked with the Center for Supporting Community Development Initiatives in Hanoi, Vietnam to evaluate the working relationship between governmental agencies and community-based organizations (CBOs) for drug users and sex workers.

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Mary D'Alimonte

Mary conducted an independent research project, in which she interviewed mothers living in an urban slum of Mumbai.

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Musleehat Hamadu

The aim of Musleehat’s project was to determine if there was a difference in parasitemia levels and the presence of P. falciparum strains between simultaneously collected capillary and venous blood samples in clinical trials of malaria.

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Zerrin Cetin

Zerrin worked with the WHO’s Public Health, Innovation, and Intellectual Property department to prepare a terms of reference for evaluation of a global policy. 

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Maggie Wilson

An HIV project in Manglaralto, Ecuador.