Annie Tsay

Downs Fellow, Salvador, Brazil

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."
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mary D'Alimonte

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

    An HIV project in Manglaralto, Ecuador.
  • 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.
  • 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. 

  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.