Author: Lyz Hoffman

In addition to writing for the Global Health Portal, Lyz Hoffman is a graduate student at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. She is working toward a Master’s degree in Journalism, with specializations in health/science reporting and some magazine writing.

Climate change means health risks, NU lecturer says

For the people who think that climate change doesn’t affect them — or won’t in the future — Dr. Sarah Pressman Lovinger, MD has some statistics to the contrary. Following some choice events in 2005, Dr. Lovinger added “climate change and public health” expert to her resume. She is an adjunct lecturer in Climate Change

Treating mental illness around the world

“Things are changing. It’s a great opportunity for young people to join the bandwagon.” Those were the words of Dr. Ricardo Araya, MD, PhD, speaking to approximately 50 people on Northwestern University’s Chicago campus recently about how mental illness is increasingly being treated—and perceived—around the world. Dr. Araya, a professor of psychiatry at the University

NU alum “Engage”-ing Chicago with global health

For Northwestern University alumna Christina Cole, graduating with a degree in global health (as well as political science) was not enough—she wanted to continue exploring it. Since last year, Cole has been a part of PIH Engage, an all-volunteer movement from Partners in Health spearheaded by Cole’s fellow alum and PIH’s community engagement coordinator, Jon

NU alum gets Fulbright to help make Indian textile factories more eco-friendly

Recent graduate Ben Shorofsky came to Northwestern with a passion for the environment. After getting a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering last year, Shorofsky went on to complete the Master’s degree program of the same field, and earned a certificate in global and ecological health engineering at the same time. In his work for the

Talking global health equity with NU alum and PIH employee Jonathan Shaffer

While a student at Northwestern University from 2005 to 2009, Jonathan Shaffer made his passion for health-as-a-human-right known. For two years, he served as the president of the school’s GlobeMed program, increasing the student involvement threefold and helping to raise more than $12,000 for medical efforts in Ghana. After he graduated with a bachelor’s degree