I am a broadly trained human-environment geographer with specializations in feminist, health, and agro-food geographies. I have over 7 years of research experience across northern, eastern, and central India investigating agriculture, health, gender, and food and nutrition security. My most recent project, entitled, Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture, Global Nutrition Policy, and the Gendered and Affective Politics of Health in India, examines the changing political context of global health and nutrition policy in the context of agrarian India.
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Corinne Peek-Asa is the Director of the CDC-funded Injury Prevention Research Center and Directs the NIH-funded International Trauma and Violence Research Training program that builds research capacity in Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Armenia, Georgia, and Moldova. Trained at UCLA as an Epidemiologist, her work focuses on traumatic injuries and violence, including surveillance, causal analysis, policy evaluation, intervention implementation, and translation science. She is an appointed member of the Transportation Research Board and the Global Violence Prevention Forum of the National Academies of Science.
My groups work focuses on better understanding the transmission of vector borne diseases between insects, people and domestic animals. We have multiple NIH funded projects working on tick-borne and parasitic diseases working in India, Brazil and Ethiopia. I am also a member of a European group called Leishvet that helps provide the guidelines for prevention and treatment of the zoonotic parasite Leishmania in animals, particulalry pets, that kills 20,000 people annually.
Dr. Rohlman received her doctoral degree in Experimental Psychology from Bowling Green State University in cognitive psychology. She is co-founder of Northwest Education Training and Assessment. She is Director of the graduate program in Agricultural Safety and Health and the Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest at the University of Iowa. Her primary research focus is in how occupational and environmental exposures impact all people, particularly populations that are at greater risk, including children, young workers, and those working in hazardous industries, which often include immigrant workers who may have additional risk factors. Her research activities include both basic and applied research to identify, characterize, and prevent occupational and environmental illness and injury in high-risk populations.
Dr. Story’s research focuses on better understanding household- and community-level factors that are critical to the improvement of maternal and child health in resource-poor countries and translating that research into effective interventions and policies. His research currently focuses on three specific areas: families, communities, and evaluation. He has several ongoing partnerships with colleagues in India, Kenya, and Uganda, among others.
Sophie Switzer is the Senior Administrator for Global Health Programs in the College of Public Health. She works to support faculty and students in public health to engage in meaningful experiential learning opportunities overseas, including research, internships, service-learning, and study abroad. Her focus areas include student services and program development.