Author: Courtney Zhu

Courtney is a sophomore studying Journalism and Global Health. She seeks to understand healthcare injustices through storytelling and firsthand travel experiences. Passionate about the intersection of medicine and media, she hopes to become a practicing physician and one day explore the realm of medical documentary-making.

Participating in the 4th Annual Intramural Global Health Case Competition

On February 18, 2017, Northwestern held its 4th Annual Global Health Case Competition (NUGHCC). Graduate and undergraduate students from various disciplines come together and respond to 21st century global health challenges by developing innovative solutions. Every year, a different “case,” is presented: these could range from infant HIV testing in Tanzania to drug crimes in

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

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

Alumni Discuss Post-Graduation Experiences in Panel

The Program in Global Health Studies welcomed back five alumni for a panel discussion to discuss their post-graduation experiences on Thursday, May 19. “This year, we have one of our biggest graduating classes of minors. We’re in the early stages of developing plans for an adjunct major in global health. In addition, there’s an ongoing