The Big Stuff

  They say that everything is bigger in Texas. The food, the hair, the hats, even the animals in Texas are supposedly bigger. More important than any of that, Texas seems to have big health inequalities. Throughout the past few weeks while I have been preparing to travel to Texas with my class I have…

Learning Through Conversation

Before arriving in Grenada, I was a tad anxious about conducting one-on-one qualitative interviews with locals at the market. As an epidemiologist, I’m used to numbers, quantitative methods, and structured questionnaires. Furthermore, I was nervous about how to best strike up conversation with a population I knew little about.  But the beauty of qualitative research…

Healthy Messages

For your viewing pleasure, a few of the public health messages I’ve run across this summer: Paris, France: Notice about influenza and other respiratory diseases posted in a restroom “Wash your hands multiple times per day” “When you sneeze or cough, cover your mouth & nose with your sleeve” “If you have flu symptoms, call your…