Fieldwork Blogs

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Qiping

Class of 2019

For my fieldwork research this summer, I went to Sri Lanka, a precious island country in the Indian Ocean for which I have much respect. After reviewing my diaries and photo library, I have finally decided to write about the people in Sri Lanka and their life. 

Fan

Qiping

Class of 2019

Postpartum depression occurs in 10-15% of women within one year after delivery worldwide. Women of low-income status are at particularly high risk for postpartum depression.

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Zixian

Class of 2019

What do you think of promoting a health project in rural areas in China? Will it be difficult? Will you be welcomed or rejected? Based on my fieldwork experience during the past two months,   I will tell you the answer—it is never easy to walk into a community and make what you expected to happen a reality.

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Zixian

Class of 2019

My fieldwork involves two sites: Taizhou and Dali. I had not been to these two places before, so I had no idea what to expect aside from what I found on the search engine about them.

Pinter

Kamilla

Class of 2019

The first thing I noticed about Sri Lanka was the heat, the humid and oppressive heat from which there seemed to be no escape. This I expected, though bearing it as an altogether different thing.

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Jennifer

Class of 2019

The noise starts around 5 AM. Every day, around that time, one car sputters and cries out about twice before it finally starts. Cat and dogs that roamed the street at night are finally being heard, and, ultimately, it is the sound of women yelling in conversation that wakes me up.

Silva-Nash

Jennifer

Class of 2019

I don’t know how to describe Wuhan Third Hospital’s burn unit in a way that exposes the bad but also displays all of the beauty that it holds, but I’ll try.

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Jingru

Class of 2019

These 72 days of fieldwork comprise my first individual international research project. I don’t want to be too negative, but It was the toughest time I have ever experienced. I was desperately desiring to return to China until the last week in Nepal.

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Jingru

Class of 2019

My fieldwork program, titled “Developing a feature-phone based female community health volunteer program for hypertension control in Nepal,” is a contextual study to access the current hypertension management for future intervention design.

Yang

Ying

Class of 2019

This summer I had a fabulous time doing research in Singapore. This ten-week fieldwork was the first global health research that I independently designed and conducted. Moreover, this golden opportunity enables me to learn about another country and experience the local life, which is the foundation for the country and its health system.