Julia Polk returned to campus for Reunion Weekend and shared her story as a doctor in global health and advice for those interested in a similar direction. By Mira Wang, Medill ’18 Dr. Julia Polk knows a thing or two about the path less taken. After graduating from Northwestern University in 2007 with an anthropology
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Working with computer systems and working with the human body isn’t that different, at least not to David Leander. It’s all about solving problems. Problem-solving seems to come naturally to Leander, who tackled the coursework for majors in materials science, economics and Spanish while at Northwestern, in addition to a minor in global health studies.
Sara Melillo (Medill ‘04) Majors: Journalism, History Minor: African Studies What did you do after graduation and where are you now? Looking back, how do you see your path from NU to your current job? Immediately after graduation, I started graduate school at the Tulane School of Public Health working on my Master’s in Public Health with
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
Peter Locke, a new faculty member in Global Health Studies and Anthropology at Northwestern, is bringing new perspectives and experiences to enhance undergraduate global health education. As an undergraduate at the University of Virginia, Locke debated whether to become a humanitarian practitioner or to focus on critical thinking and research in global health. Drawn to