About Allison Martin
My name is Allison Martin (please feel free to call me "Allie"). I completed my third year of medical school at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee just prior to coming to HSPH for my MPH. I attended the University of Louisville for my undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Psychology.
My past work experience has been as a substitute teacher in Kentucky public schools, and I also worked as a student social worker in a community clinic, Shade Tree Clinic, which is operated by Vanderbilt medical students.
I am interested in pursuing a career in surgery, with a focus on bringing surgical care to under-served communities both in the United States and abroad, particularly in Africa. My previous experience has taken me to Liberia, where I spent 2 months working on an HIV education project where we delivered a CDC educational program to students in junior high schools. I am currently working on a surgical and anesthesia infrastructure project with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and Dr. Kelly McQueen. This project involves assessing surgical delivery capacity in low-income countries using a survey measure based on a WHO survey. I plan to travel to Tanzania in May/June 2012 to complete this project.
Role(s) / Profession(s)
Harvard School of Public Health
Website: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/ Type: Academic Institution Country: United States About: The Harvard School of Public Health includes more than 200 faculty members working in various disciplines of public health. The overarching mission of the School - to advance the public's health through learning, discovery, and communication - comprises four objectives: to provide the highest level of education to public health scientists, practitioners, and leaders; to foster new discoveries leading to improved health for the people of this country and all nations; to strengthen health capacities and services for communities; and to inform policy debate, disseminate health information and increase awareness of public health as a public good and fundamental right.
Website: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/ Type: Academic Institution Country: United States About: Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the * quest for new knowledge through scholarship, * dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, * creative experimentation of ideas and concepts.
Vanderbilt University Institute for Global Health - (VIGH)
Website: http://www.globalhealth.vanderbilt.edu/ Type: Academic Institution Country: United States About: The Vanderbilt University Institute for Global Health is committed to advancing health and development in resource-limited regions of the world. With projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean, our approach is grounded in research, training, and service that is appropriate to the developing world, transcending borders and building capacity for successful, sustainable development.
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