Less Vaccination = More Disease

A long-time tenant of public health has been vaccination. Prior to vaccination, diseases like smallpox, measles, polio, and more ran rampant and led to very expensive and devestaing public health crises. The first attempts to protect against smallpox, a disease that has been wiped out due to a global vaccination campaign was a process known…

All We Can Do Is Grow Old

There is nothing glorious about studying ageing. Unless you have found the key to stopping it, no one wants to talk to you! There are creams, diets, exercise regimes, surgeries, meditations, and more that all promise to hide, delay, or even reverse ageing- but let me save you the trouble and say you might as…

The Red Queen Hypothesis

“Well, in our country,” said Alice, still panting a little, “you’d generally get to somewhere else—if you run very fast for a long time, as we’ve been doing.” “A slow sort of country!” said the Queen. “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If…

Thanksgiving in India!

Hello world! It has been a whirlwind 10 days for me…the week before Thanksgiving was spent finishing homework assignments for Biostats and Infectious Disease (sidenote – Epid 605 (Infectious Disease) is a class totally worth your time!), finishing projects and papers early, and otherwise gearing up for my week-long trip to India to celebrate my…

I’m a Second Year?!

Feels like I only attended orientation yesterday, even though it was a year ago…and walking through the halls of SPH, it’s hard to remember that now I’m the second year! Not quite sure where time went, but here we are, end of September and things are picking up quickly. First year, much of our time was…

iKure Internship – Week 1

It’s hard to believe how a country that once just screamed sentiments of family, food and carefree fun can look so different after just a year at the School of Public Health. Immediately after getting off the plane, the humidity hits you (a punch to the hair) and the mosquitoes and cockroaches are everywhere. Getting…