A few weeks ago, three Masters students left for the remote Thar Desert in Rajasthan, India. On the docket? Investigating the water that sources 140 villages in the salty, arid desert. As part of the Global and Ecological Health Program, a Master’s-level add-on to Northwestern’s biomedical engineering degree, the program is intended to help students
Category: Community Health
Michael Diamond’s healthcare debate is a lot simpler than the one in Washington. For him, it boils down to one main question: how do we get available services to people right here at home? “One of the biggest problems in Chicago is the tremendous disparity in health, not only in terms of outcomes, but also
Public health in Chicago is not getting better, according to infectious disease expert and Northwestern University associate professor Rebecca Wurtz. But in Evanston, change is on the horizon, thanks to a recent partnership between Wurtz’s Introduction to Public Health class and the Evanston Health Department. Wurtz, who served as president of the Chicago Board of
The Feinberg School of Medicine hosts Northwestern’s Program in Public Health under the Department of Preventative Medicine. A few undergraduate students gathered in a room with Maureen Moran, the associate director of the program and a current MPH student to discuss the admission process as well as details of the program. Within the program, there
I attended a lecture recently by Meredith Minkler, a professor at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health. This event was sponsored by Northwestern University’s Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) and the Community Engaged Research Center. Professor Minkler spoke of her experience in community engaged research and its affects on promoting healthy public policy.