MD and MPH Students
|Maaz Ahsan '16
My focus on research in Dr. Young's lab is related to pica. Currently I am investigating the relationship between geophagy and iron deficiency anemia.
|Hijab Kahn '16
In Dr. Young's lab, I am currently assisting Roseanne Schuster by coding and analyzing surveys and interviews on health worker motivation that she is collecting in Mozambique. The project is part of a larger effort to better understand how to extend health care services to treat pregnant women and young children living with HIV/AIDS.
|Rachel Lumish '14
I am examining the relationship between iron deficiency and pica in pregnant adolescents from Rochester, NY. Using data collected by Dr. O’Brien, I I will consider various biomarkers for iron status, such as hemoglobin, serum ferritin, transferrin receptor, and hepcidin, and will look at if, when, and how frequently pica occurred.
|Devon McMahon '15
I am analyzing data from Roseanne's work on prevention of vertical transmission in Mozambique. Next semester, I plan to study cultural beliefs impact the experience of pregnancy and childbirth during my study abroad experience in Nepal next spring and summer.
|Sophie Mou '15
I will be coding the responses on a study for responsive feeding in infants. I will also be assembling a literature review for a part of the PreNAPs project, which looks into the correlates of depression.
|Amy Zheng '15
I am currently examining the relationship between maternal income generation and post-natal depression as part of the Pre- and Post-NAPS study in Gulu, Uganda. I am also working on the qualitative analysis of the effects of a nutritional supplement on the health of pregnant and lactating HIV-positive participants and their babies as part of the PROMOTE study in southeastern Uganda.