Category: Nutrition

You are what you eat: One Book One Northwestern panel examines food security and health outcomes

The term “healthcare” often evokes the images of hospitals, doctors, nurses, white coats, test tubes and stethoscopes, but rarely does “food security” make the list. Yet hunger– the result of poor nutritional availability in many impoverished communities– plays a significant role in human development and mortality across the globe. “The whole healthcare system focuses on

Offering Culturally Appropriate Solutions to Global Problems: Northwestern SCS Students Conduct Diabetes Research in Palacios, Bolivia

Brooke Bachelor, Ashley Thorne, and Marc Deheeger embarked on a research trip to Palacios, Bolivia this past spring break to study diabetes. Their research took place at the Centro Médico Humberto Parra (CMHP), a primary care clinic created by Northwestern University physician Dr. Mark Molitch and his wife, Dr. Susan Hou of Loyola University Medical Center.

Perseverance is incredibly valuable – Global Health Alumni Interview with Caitlin Callahan (WCAS 2012)

Caitlin Callahan (WCAS 2012) Major: Political Science, International Studies Minor: Global Health Caitlin Callahan, Global Health alumna ’12, is a Global Health Corps fellow at Public Health Solutions in New York City.  Public Health Solutions has programs addressing maternal and child health, nutrition, access to health insurance, HIV prevention and care, and smoking cessation. The

Obesity & Body Size Perception in Moroccan Women

Zabin Patel (WCAS 2014) Sara Kashani (WCAS 2012) Project: Obesity & Body Size Perception in Moroccan Women Fellowship: John & Martha Mabie Fellowship for Global Health Research Summer 2012 We are walking past a security guard at Hospital Ibn Tofail, the public hospital of Marrakesh. He stands in front of the white gates, barring entry to

My Summer Internship at the Obesity Institute of Children’s National Medical Center

Sophia Blachman-Biatch (WCAS 2013) Major: Psychology Minor: Global Health Certificate: Integrated Communications Marketing Location: Washington, D.C. I began in Washington, D.C. at the Obesity Institute (OI) at Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC) this summer in order to work on the development of OI’s newest program as well as support and learn about some of the