No Hablo Espanol

In undergrad I studied Biology and Anthropology, which had a big influence on my decision to go into public health. As I see it, public health is in the intersection of those two majors. Disease transmission, risk, and overall health are all influenced by cultural factors. Before trying to impose a public health intervention one…

Here we go!

Here we go! When planning for spring break, I normally wouldn’t think of Texas, public health, or working, maybe Spanish, but definitely not border-health. However, all of these terms, ideas, and actions will be coming together for this year’s spring break, and I couldn’t be more eager. Since mid January when the semester began, we’ve…

Adjusting to the Heat

The morning we arrived in Bangkok, Thailand, the military instituted martial law. The day we arrived in Hat Yai, there was a military coup. Sunset view from the 5th floor over HatYai, Thailand Interestingly enough, this is not the first, nor the second or third coup in recent Thai history. Which might explain why our…