Global Health Fieldwork Experience in Kenya | Duke Kunshan University
Global Health Fieldwork Experience in Kenya
Speaker: 
Benson Xiong

MSc Global Health Class of 2018, Research Analyst for Global Health Research Center, Duke Kunshan University

Sep 13th 2018 12:00 to 13:00
Room 1079, Academic Building

Summary of talk:     

Students in the Master of Science of Global Health (MScGH) program at Duke Kunshan University have completed highly innovative and practical fieldwork in 20 countries from six continents over the past four years. Fieldwork provides a precious opportunity for MScGH students to apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to a real-world setting, with the goal of improving health and well-being for every person, every family, every community, and every country. MScGH students and alumni will share their fieldwork experience in a series of seminar to help you better understand what is global health and why does it matter.

Brief Biography:

Shangzhi Xiong (aka. Benson), MSc. is a research analyst at the Global Health Research Center (GHRC), Duke Kunshan University (DKU). He received his bachelor degree from Wuhan University, China in 2016, and graduated from DKU in 2018, receiving Master of Science degree in Global Health from Duke University. Previously, Shangzhi interned at African Population and Health Research Center in Nairobi, Kenya, and worked as a Graduate Student Research Assistant at GHRC of DKU in 2017. Shangzhi’s major research interests include community-based non-communicable disease prevention and control, eHealth-enabled health promotion, and primary health service delivery.

Yolande Pokam Tchuisseu is the current 2nd Year Graduate Students at Duke Global Health Institute, visiting study at DKU MScGH in 2018 fall. She is rimarily interested in the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) worldwide, and most especially in low-and-middle income countries, which face a double burden with infectious diseases still being a threat to their health and well-being.