Lora is an MPH student in Epidemiology-International Health, doing her internship in Hatyai, Thailand. This summer she will examine dengue and chikungunya, their interactions with climate factors, the Aedes mosquito vector, and with each other using mathematical modeling. In 2013, Thailand experienced its largest dengue outbreak ever. Chikungunya is emerging and moving up the Thai peninsula, even as it spreads to other, previously unaffected, regions of the world. Lora is interested in using her biomedical engineering background and MPH to address complex health problems on an international scale, with a focus on infectious diseases.
Jacqueline will be a 2nd year Master’s student in the Health Behavior and Health Education Department. She practiced as a nurse for about 5 years before returning to school. Her passion is children, and empowering them to be the best they can be in whatever circumstances they may be in. Her summer internship is in Seattle, WA where she is working with Green Plate Special, a non-profit that focuses on teaching middle school youth (many of which who are low income) how to plant, harvest, prepare and cook healthful foods, and the importance of nutrition. She will be helping with developing and leading programming, as well as learning how a non-profit works.
Kate is an Atlanta, GA native and second-year MPH student in Environmental Quality and Health at the University of Michigan School Public Health. Combining her passion for ecology, complex systems, and human health, her current research interests include the health effects of air pollution, water pollution, and global environmental health issues. Kate is interning this summer with the Epidemiology Unit of Prince of Songkla University in Thailand, where she is assisting with a research study examining the relationships between chronic arsenic exposure, epigenetic changes, and arsenical skin lesions in the population of Ronphibun, a historic mining subdistrict in south Thailand.
Michelle is a second year in the Environmental Quality and Health subplan in EHS. She is interested in water quality issues, especially in developing countries, and will be doing her internship in Lima, Peru, working on a water quality project. She is from Grand Rapids, Michigan and her undergrad was at Michigan State University in Biology. Go Green! She was an intern for Feeding America West Michigan on the Hunger in America 2014 Study between graduation and starting at SPH.
Michelle is a third-year dual-degree student studying in the School of Natural Resources and Environment and the Environmental Health Science programs at the University of Michigan. This summer, she will be traveling to both India and Mexico to complete research for her Master’s project and internship, respectively. In India, she is working for Kellogg’s, in order to make the business case for sustainable agriculture in Asia, specifically Thailand and India. In Mexico, she is working on a project entitled ‘The State of Children’s Environmental Health in Latin America’ at the Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública in Cuernavaca, Mexico.