(Megan Brown in Ghana)
Public Health and International Studies
I am a public health major with a minor in international studies. I am doing observational research on the influence community has on health and health programs in rural Ghana, with a particular focus on techniques to improve the efficacy of health programs.
Doing research opened doors for me that I never even knew existed.
I had the opportunity to build orphanages and schools, connect with women's community groups and churches, and teach both students and teachers, all in an effort to reach every part of the villages in which I worked. Doing research confirmed my interests in epidemiology and gave me the confidence to pursue career in that field.
One of my professors once told me, “You do not need a textbook; the world is your textbook.”
Doing research, particularly in a culture as community-centric as Ghana, brought the concepts I learned in the classroom to life.