Category: Healthcare Industry

Haiti Trip: Prelude

My name is Michael Aleman, and I am a rising sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering and minoring in global health. I am interested in studying how healthcare can be made sustainable and quality improved in resource-limited settings. As a result, I am spending part of the summer conducting independent research in Milot, Haiti with the

Global health: A political evolution

Global health is a common buzzword among grassroots organizations, independent foundations and news outlets, but what exactly led to the popularity and creation of this term? Guest lecturer Richard G. Parker spoke about his most recent work, a study of the political history of HIV, AIDS and sexual matters and the invention of global health

Data collection can be good for your health

If you ask a medical doctor what psychometrics is, you might see a blank stare. Yet Chih-Hung Chang, an associate professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, said he thinks patient diagnosis and treatment would benefit from having this type of quantitative psychology become common practice in medicine. He talks about how people-reported data, electronic

Female circumcision: A practice hard to change

Bettina Shell-Duncan, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Washington and a Northwestern University alum, shared her research on female genital cutting in an event on campus Wednesday afternoon. The lecture, sponsored by International Program Development and the Program of African Studies, was entitled “Between Law, Religion and Tradition: Contesting Female Genital Cutting