2016 Global Health Established Field Placement Awardees

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The following Johns Hopkins students received Global Health Established Field Placement Awards to work on CCGHE research studies in India and Uganda. Each student is spending a minimum of 6 weeks in the field, and each has been awarded $3500 from the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health for travel costs. Congratulations Shivani, Abhilash, and Kristin!

Shivani Mehta
BS/BA Candidate at the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Placement: Pune, India: BJGMC
Research Study: Maternal Inflammation, Diet and Gut Microbiome in HIV: Impact on Infant Outcomes
Faculty Mentor: Rupak Shivakoti


Abhilash Suresh
BS/BA Candidate. Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering
Placement: Pune, India: BJGMC. Chennai, India: National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis
Research Study: RePORT: Cohort for Tuberculosis Research by the Indo-US Medical Partnership. Residual Respiratory Impairment Following Pulmonary Tuberculosis Substudy
Faculty Mentor: Amita Gupta



Kristin Thomas
MSPH Candidate. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Placement: Rakai, Uganda: Rakai Health Sciences Program
Research and Technology Study: Community Health Workers, mHealth, and Combination HIV Prevention in a Hotspot: A Randomized Trial
Faculty Mentor: Larry Chang