This summer, Elaine Shen traveled to Beijing, China to study the stories and lives of people living with diabetes as part of the Radulovacki Global Health Research Fellowship, which helps fund student research. Elaine is a Weinberg senior studying psychology and biological sciences, as well as global health. Tell us about your project. What inspired
Every day, 800 women around the world die of causes related to pregnancy or childbirth; causes that are most entirely preventable. Ninety-nine percent of these women live in developing countries, half of them alone in Sub-Saharan Africa. And these statistics only begin to scratch at the surface of major global issues facing the health of
The World Health Organization has statistical profiles for every country in the world, but we’re missing something from these dry numbers. We are missing real stories- the pains and illnesses of everyday life that do not end up on a mortality distribution curve, and the people who fight every one of those days against the
To close the Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium, Rebecca Seligman spoke to a room crowded with professors, students, and Northwestern community members about cross-cultural mental health. More specifically, her talk used the examination of dissociation to illustrate larger issues in studying mental health across cultures. Dissociation is triggered by highly stressful experiences that are
Teju Cole opened his presentation with a video clip. A white girl with shaggy bangs and a colorful headband plays her violin while another sings Rihanna’s song, We Found Love. The scene cuts and we discover that she is in Africa, playing her violin and smiling among native Africans, from the classroom to the field..