Field Scholars Awards Program


The Emory Global Health Institute funds multidisciplinary student teams to conduct global learning projects in partnership with organizations in other countries.

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2020 Global Health Institute Field Scholars


Our Field Scholars are students from across Emory University who have proposed innovative global learning projects that involve a partnership with local organizations in the country where they seek to conduct field work.

A list of the 2020 Field Scholars and their projects are found below. Please click on each project to learn about the scholars and their global health field experiences. 

2020 Global Health Institute Field Scholars

2020 Multidisciplinary Team Field Scholar Projects

All 2020 Field Scholars are conducting their projects virtually due to COVID-19.

The goal of this study is to explore the legal need for medical evaluations in Georgia within the unique context of a particularly harsh judicial climate in the state. This team is working on: 1) analyzing historical case outcomes and current case demands using Atlanta Asylum Network data; 2) conducting qualitative interviews with key stakeholders engaged in the asylum process to explore challenges faced during the asylum process and opportunities for local capacity building; and 3) exploring Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) models and developing an MLP model with local immigration attorneys and legal organizations.

Team members: Sahadia Auguste (Emory School of Law), Karista Colwell (Emory College of Arts & Sciences), Caitlin Fong (Rollins School of Public Health), Amritha Gourisankar (Rolins School of Public Health), and Cricket Gullickson (School of Medicine // Rollins School of Public Health)

This study is utilizing a mixed-methods design to understand perceived feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of telemedical antenatal and postpartum care delivery. Both quantitative surveys as well as in-depth qualitative interviews will be completed with patients and providers to gain a holistic understanding of prenatal telemedicine care during and after the COVID-19 pandemic in Georgia.

Team members: Morgan Clark-Youngblood (Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing), Dominique Ngo (Rollins School of Public Health), and Cindy Rosales (Rollins School of Public Health)

The team is working remotely, in partnership with the Mahatma Gandhi Hospital in Durban, South Africa, to use qualitative methods to: 1) determine how social media can optimally overcome barriers and enhance facilitators to transition care for adolescents living with HIV; 2) iteratively develop a behavioral intervention to improve transition to adult care using existing social media; and 3) determine the acceptability and feasibility of the social media intervention among adolescents living with HIV who are transitioning to adult care in South Africa.

Team members: Vincent Cordero (Rollins School of Public Health), David Denton (Rollins School of Public Health), Madeleine Goldstein (School of Medicine), and Cynthia Peng (Emory College of Arts & Sciences)

This team is evaluating the differences in satisfaction and experience between two groups of healthcare providers, safety-net clinics and hospital-associated clinics, in terms of telehealth practices amidst the COVID-19 pandemic to better inform future research and interventions.

Team members: Shivani Chandramohan (Rollins School of Public Health), Chelsea Ho (Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing), and Mayra Sainz (Rollins School of Public Health)

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Past EGHI Field Scholar Awards

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