Fieldwork Highlights

John Kaleekal headshot.
“I spent my practicum at the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center at Cook County Health working on a national online-survey study that monitors HIV diagnoses among young queer and trans people. I continued working at the clinic after my practicum as a full-time employee, allowing me to present our research at conferences around the US. My practicum has reinforced my value of working in queer and trans spaces for the queer and trans community. It has colored my graduate experience in a ways I did not expect from better understanding sexual health among young queer people at a structural level to providing support to young people living with HIV.”
John Kaleekal  |  MPH Maternal and Child Health and MBA Student