Category: Maternity Health

Meet Sera Young: anthropologist studying undernutrition in low-resource settings

  Dr. Young joined the Northwestern Department of Anthropology and Program in Global Health Studies this year. Her work focuses on maternal and child undernutrition in low-resource settings, particularly sub-Saharan Africa. “Everything I do focuses on what you call ‘the first thousand days,’ which is the year before delivery and the two years after. The

Working to Promote Maternal Health in Rural Kenya: An Alumna Interview with Gabriella DelHoyo (WCAS 2012)

Name: Gabriella DelHoyo (WCAS 2012) Major: Political Science Minor: Global Health Studies Gabriella DelHoyo graduated in 2012 with a Political Science major and Global Health Studies minor. For the past year and a half, Gabriella has been working with the 2020 Microclinic Initiative to improve maternal health in rural Kenya. What else were you involved

Maintaining Passion for Public Health during Residency: An Alumna Interview with Divya Mallampati (Weinberg 2009)

Divya Mallampati graduated from the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences in 2009. She was a pre-medical student majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Global Health Studies. She discovered her passion for anthropology in her Freshman Seminar, “The Anthropology of Violence.” That course spurred a curiosity–one that would resonate till today–about the treatment of women’s

Issues of Contraception and Abortion in the Zika Outbreak

Director General Margaret Chan of the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the Zika virus a global health emergency Monday, February 1. Given the intense backlash from their delayed response to the Ebola crisis, it comes as no surprise that the international agency would take little time in declaring the Zika outbreak an international emergency.