Final Photos from Armenia

After several weeks in Gyumri, we returned to Yerevan (the capital city) to give a presentation at the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) on our preliminary findings. We invited our community partners, AGBU interns, & the public to attend. In addition to the presentation, we organized a photo exhibition featuring images that Santiago Roca, an... Continue Reading →


Experiencing a part of the Native American Culture

July 20, 2017 I started my day at 7 am with a quick check of the pasture that the team would be sampling. Using my GPS, I checked to make sure that my 5x5 meter plots were still marked out with flags and reoriented myself with the pasture. Then I went back to the house... Continue Reading →

Saludos de Santo Domingo!

We’ve been in the Dominican Republic for seven weeks now, and opportunities to pause and catch our breath have been few and far between. If we’re not working on one thing, we’re exploring another. Our research features both a quantitative and a qualitative approach. The former utilizes a medical chart review to investigate the risk... Continue Reading →

Reflections on Thohoyandou, South Africa

Good evening from Washington, D.C.! I'm writing from my home after having just returned from Thohoyandou, South Africa, the Community Health in Limpopo (CHIL) research site. ​The past few weeks were so crazy and filled with hours of field work, it's strange to be home and not working.  I thought I'd talk a little bit... Continue Reading →

Adventuring in Rwanda

Our adventure started at the bus station in Kigali, which was probably the most overwhelming experience I had yet had in Rwanda, with throngs of people, constant offers to buy brochettes (goat or beef kebabs), newspapers, soft drinks, and maps. We eventually found our bus and took the most incredible ride to Musanze, about 2.5... Continue Reading →

Tuff Armenia

Tuff Armenia is halfway through a research project about housing conditions of earthquake survivors in a domik district of Gyumri! Over the last three weeks, we've met with 80 families. We've learned about their lives before and after the 1988 earthquake and how living in a domik has changed the way they approach daily life.... Continue Reading →

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