About Desiree Fehmie
I am from southern California and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine and a Master of Public Health degree from Dartmouth College. In December 2009, I travelled to Kampala, Uganda and collaborated with Johns Hopkins University and their affiliates on two different projects: a Food Insecurity study at Reach Out HIV/AIDS Initiative and a Twinning Grant project to restructure the curriculum and infrastructure at Makerere University. I am in the beginning stages of working to implement my Master's thesis at Reach Out HIV/AIDS Initiative in Kampala to address mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS. In July 2010 I completed the Global Health Effectiveness Program at Harvard University and am currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Health Psychology at City University London in the United Kingdom. I have an interest on holistic, coordinated health care and wellness endeavors. This interest involves not only a biomedical approach, but the understanding of healthcare systems, as well as the sociocultural and political context. I will be applying to medical school after I complete my training in London. With my experiences and education, I aim to deliver effective, comprehensive care to underserved populations while paying proper respect to the biological, social, and psychological determinants affecting health and wellness.
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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.
- United States
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