2021 Global Health Established Field Placement Grant Winners Announced

The Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health recently announced the winners of the 2021 Global Health Established Field Placement (GHEFP) Award. This year, twenty-seven students were awarded travel grants to support practicum or research work in 15 countries. The objective of the programs is to enhance the recruitment of students into global health research and practice careers by providing them the means to work with faculty mentors and international partners, and to travel overseas to gain valuable experience. Due to the current COVID-19 travel restrictions, students will begin their experiences by working remotely with their teams, and once travel opens up will travel for an in-person work phase. 

Congratulations to all of the awardees! 

See the list of GHEFP Awardees and their projects below. 

2021 GHEFP Awardees

 

 

Madison Billingsley, MSPH student 
Department of International Health
South Africa- Interventions to reduce post-TB morbidity and mortality 
Mentor:  Jonathan Golub

Samuel Byiringiro, PhD student 
School of Nursing
Ghana- The ADHINCRA Study(Addressing Hypertension Care in Africa) 
Mentor:  Yvonne Commodore-Mensah

Omaris Caceres, MSPH student 
Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health 
South Africa- Key Populations and Differential Risks of HIV Acquisition and Onward Transmission in South Africa 
Mentor:  Stefan Baral

Simmona Coelho, MSPH student 
Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health 
Brazil- Maternal-Child Health during the Perinatal Period 
Mentor:  Pamela Surkan

Abagail Edwards, MSPH student 
Department of International Health
Uganda- Rakai Health Sciences Program 
Mentor:  Larry Chang

Kelly Endres, MSPH student 
Department of International Health
Bangladesh- Preventing Emerging Pathogenic Threats (PREEMPT) Bangladesh
Mentor:  Emily Gurley

Fasika Gebru, MSPH student 
Department of International Health
Ethiopia- International Institute for Primary Health Care – Ethiopia (IIfPHC-E) 
Mentor:  Meike Schleiff

Hannah Grant, MSPH student 
Department of International Health 
Bangladesh- Integration of Environmental and WASH interventions in rural Bangladesh  Mentor:  Elli Leontsini

Mareike Haaren, MSPH student 
Department of International Health 
Bangladesh- Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) Bangladesh Mentor:  Emily Gurley

May Han, MSPH student 
Department of International Health 
Thailand- Health Systems Resilience for Infectious Diseases 
Mentor:  Krit Pongpirul

Julia Heath, MSPH student 
Department of International Health 
Thailand- Microbiome and Probiotics for Metabolic Diseases 
Mentor:  Krit Pongpirul

Brooke Huffman, MSPH student 
Department of International Health 
Mali- Public health training and research in Bamako, Mali 
Mentor:  Peter Winch

Jayme Hughes, MSPH student 
Department of International Health 
Zambia- Southern and Central Africa International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research- Macha 
Mentor:  William Moss

Jonta Kamara, MHS student 
Department of Epidemiology 
Kenya- Evaluation of the African Health Diagnostics Platform 
Mentor:  Sara Bennett

Jose D Leandro, MSPH student 
Department of International Health 
Sub Saharan Africa- Supporting a learning agenda for advancing health policy analysis methods and their application 
Mentor:  Ligia Paina

Clarice Lee, MSPH student 
Department of International Health
Nepal- Estimating the cost of illness for typhoid fever in Nepal: A sub-study of the Typhoid Vaccine Acceleration Consortium (TyVAC) 
Mentor:  Cristina Garcia

Katherine McNabb, DNP/PhD student 
School of Nursing 
South Africa- LEAP-SA-TB 
Mentor:  Jason Farley

Kristin Meek, MSPH student 
Department of International Health 
South Africa- Optimizing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) Implementation among women at high risk for HIV acquisition in South Africa: Social media optimization 
Mentor:  Carly Comins

Lori Niehaus, MSPH student 
Department of International Health 
South Africa- Nurse Case Management to Improve Outcomes in Patients with TB/HIV 
Mentor:  Jason Farley


 

Praise Olatunde, MSPH student 
Department of International Health 
Uganda- Mental health measures among people living with HIV in Rakai, Uganda Mentor:  Caitlin Kennedy

Alexandra Paulenich, MSPH student 
Department of International Health 
Uganda- STOMP TB: A Comprehensive Snapshot of TB Transmission in an Urban Ugandan Community 
Mentor:  David Dowdy

Stephanie Pocius, MHS student 
Department of Epidemiology 
India- Maternal and Child Health Service Utilization in the era of COVID-19 
Mentor:  Anita Shet

Matthew Rigsby, MSPH student 
Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health 
Philippines- ReachHealth 
Mentor:  Nokafu Sandra Chipanta

Marie Shoen, MSPH student 
Department of International Health 
South Africa- An Adaptive Randomized Evaluation of Nurse-Led HIV Treatment Retention Interventions for Women Living with HIV 
Mentor:  Carly Comins

Ndeye Silla, MSPH student 
Department of International Health 
Tanzania- Sexual Health Education for Professionals-Tanzania 
Mentor:  Maria  Trent

Amanda Varnauskas, MSPH student
Department of International Health 
South Africa- Optimizing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) Implementation among women at high risk for HIV acquisition in South Africa: An assessment of ongoing implementation 
Mentor:  Carly Comins

Althea Wolfe, MSPH student 
Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health 
Senegal- PLHIV Stigma Index 2.0 in Senegal 
Mentor:  Stefan  Baral

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