Public Health Research in India- Summer 2019

Public Health Research in India- Summer 2019

Participants will spend four weeks (July 15-August 13, 2019) exploring social determinants of health in urban centers and rural villages throughout Southern India.  Students will first conduct needs assessments, and then work with local partners to develop and implement interventions in a variety of settings, including:

  • A long-term care facility founded for people with leprosy
  • A small government hospital in a rural hill station
  • A tribal orphanage serving remote villages of indigenous people
  • Social service agency that teach living skills to people with disabilities

Students will be immersed in daily activities of patients and providers, children and families, schools and teachers as they explore ways that race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, gender, mental health, sexual orientation, and geographic location shape health status and quality of life in Southern India.

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