With the world more interconnected than ever before, it’s important to understand how public health issues cross borders and populations. Our students and faculty travel the globe to better understand water access, food systems, infectious diseases, heath inequities, and many other pressing global health concerns. In the process, they often expand their own personal and professional horizons as well.
Expanding student horizons:
Isabella’s study abroad experience
Studying water, stress, and birth outcomes in India
In low-income countries, the challenges women face to meet their basic water, sanitation, and hygiene needs may be a major contributor to adverse health outcomes. A study by researchers in the University of Iowa College of Public Health examined the complex relationships between water and sanitation access and social conditions on birth outcomes among women in India.
How do you solve a problem like (Hurricane) Maria?
Six student teams participating in the inaugural IIPHRP Global Public Health Case Competition offered sustainable solutions for addressing the power crisis in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria.