Mexico Fieldwork Experiences

Mark Dworkin Profile

Dr. Mark Dworkin is a board-certified Infectious Diseases physician with a Master’s Degree in Public Health and Tropical Medicine who was trained in the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service program.  As a professor and Associate Director of Epidemiology in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, he teaches public health surveillance and outbreak investigation at the graduate level, consults with health departments, analyzes and publishes surveillance data, and performs and publishes HIV-related research, especially on the subject of antiretroviral adherence in young African American men who have sex with men and female sex workers.  During the Summer of 2019, Dr. Dworkin attended a conference for the International AIDS Society in Mexico City.

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Sara Izquierdo, MPH student in Community Health Sciences with a Global Health Concentration ’20, traveled to Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico to complete her applied practice experience at the Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica of Mexico as part of the SPH Mexico Program.  Sara is working with the guidance of Dr. Cesar Infante to learn about the health of migrants in transit through Mexico towards the United States.  As the daughter of an immigrant herself, Sara hopes to continue learning and contributing to the creation of solutions and promotion of health in a variety of ways during her time in Cuernavaca.

 

Margaret Gallagher headshot.

Margaret Gallagher, MPH in Community Health Sciences ’18, traveled to Cuernavaca, Mexico as part of the SPH Mexico Program to complete her practicum experience with the Institute of Public Health of Mexico.  She focused on the study, intervention and outreach of Human Papillomavirus.

Celina Garza poses for a picture standing on a ledge, with a cathedral in Cuernavaca in the background.

Celina Garza, MPH student in Community Health Sciences ’19, traveled to Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico to complete her applied practice experience at the Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica of Mexico as part of the SPH Mexico Program. Celina’s applied practice experience focuses on the social determinants of health that impact vulnerable communities. She completed a feasibility analysis incorporating health workers with indigenous backgrounds into the existing health services that focus on sexual and reproductive health in multiple states.

Jasmin Sanchez poses for a photo in a large open room with a chandelier hanging from the ceiling behind her.

Jasmin Sanchez, MPH in Community Health Sciences ’19, completed her applied practice experience at the Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica in Cuernavaca, Mexico as part of the SPH Mexico Program. She examined the social determinants that lead to the high rates of teen suicide in six states throughout Mexico and co-published reports in each state.  Her travels in Mexico included visiting the Pyramids of Teotihuacan, La Gruta, Palacio de Bellas Artes and the Frida Kahlo Museum.