By the conclusion of the Summer Institute, students will have a greater understanding of the impact globalization has on community health in India. All while gaining the unique educational experience of studying and conducting research in an international setting, through instructive and experiential learning.
Seminars: Courses are conducted by Indian and American researchers and educators experienced in global health. Seminar experience includes:
- Presentations on global health research methods.
- Discussions about the unique research needed to understand the cultural and social challenges of health in India.
- Interaction with high profile speakers in the healthcare and research field.
Research Projects: Students work together to design potential global health research projects; in some cases, this leads to implementation, including data collection and analysis. Examples of past proposals/projects include:
- Exploring the impact of terrorism on health, by using qualitative and quantitative interview methods.
- Assessing diseases approaching epidemic proportions in India (such as Coronary Heart Disease, Diabetes Mellitus and Stroke), by identifying the psychosocial correlates of metabolic syndrome.
- Developing a multicenter cross-sectional study of eating disorders among young women ages 13-21 in India.
Graduate students who go on to conduct these studies may have the opportunity to present their findings at a national or international meeting, and/or submit it for publication in a journal of their selection. If interested, students can work with program leaders to accomplish these goals.