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Ethnic Health & Health Disparities Fieldwork Projects and Proposals – MPH 6008

In my Ethnic Health & Health Disparities course – MPH 6008, there are three major objectives: (1) Identify and assess the major health issues associated with specific ethnic and health disparity populations in the United States; (2) Describe ethnic health and health disparity issues, including its unique and important features; and (3) Apply principles and strategies derived from public health and medical anthropology toward planning, implementing and evaluating specific ethnic health and health disparities intervention programs.

One of the major requirements for students in this class is to complete an ethnic health & health disparities fieldwork project or proposal. Students are asked to do a project or proposal of THEIR choice and interest that’s related to our course. Fortunately, the projects and proposals from my students have been outstanding, informative and very practical. Here are SOME of the ethnic health and health disparities fieldwork projects and proposals from the past couple of years:

2013 Ethnic Health & Health Disparities Fieldwork Projects and Proposals

The Perception of Married Latina Women HIV Transmission and Risk Factors

The Health Disparities of Obesity among African American Women

Hispanic Culture and Diabetes: The Susceptibility of Today’s Youth

Bridging the Gap Between Traditional and Mainstream Healthcare Practices

Asian Indians and Health Disparity

Get Up and Move: African Americans and Obesity

Improving Breastfeeding Support for African American Mothers

Health Disparities among HIV/AIDS Population

Combatting Diabetes in Adult Hispanic/Latino in Pitt County, NC.

Gun Violence in the African American Community

Mental Health Issues among Latino Farmworkers

2012 Ethnic Health & Health Disparities Fieldwork Projects and Proposals

Understanding Infant Mortality among African American Women within Pitt County, NC.

Depression: A Proposal to Evaluate Barriers that Affect African American Males from Seeking Care

Targeting Skin Cancer among Caucasian Women in the United States

A Proposal to Study the Knowledge, Beliefs and Perceptions of Diabetes among the Lumbee Tribe

Communication Breakdown: Impacts of Cultural Competency on Physician and Patient Communication and Strategies to Reduce Ethnic Health Disparities

Tobacco Use in Ethnic Rural Health Disparities: West Virginian Disparities and Culturally Competent Solutions

A Gospel of Good Health: A Fieldwork Study on the Importance of Health and Faith

Solving the Ethnic Health Disparity of Chronic Liver Disease Attributable to Alcohol Consumption in Lumbee Native Americans

Medical Anthropology Fieldwork Projects and Proposals – ANTH 3252 Course

My Medical Anthropology course – ANTH 3252 has three major objectives for students: (1) To provide a comprehensive introduction to the subspecialty of Medical Anthropology – its fundamental principles and key concepts; (2) To encourage awareness of cultural health perspectives and issues; and (3) Apply principles and strategies derived from medical anthropology toward planning, implementing and evaluating health intervention programs.

In particular, the third major objective — applying principles and strategies — gives students an opportunity to conduct their own an applied medical anthropological fieldwork project or develop a proposal. One of the major requirements for this course is for all students to do a medical anthropological fieldwork project or proposal. Quite naturally, students want to know what are the type of applied medical anthropological fielwork projects or proposals that have been completed in previous medical anthropology classes.

Well for those students who want to know SOME of the titles from previous Medical Anthropology classes, here are few titles from my 2013 and 2012 Medical Anthropology classes:

2013 Fieldwork Projects or Proposals

Dealing With Depression on College Campus

The Inequalities of the Healthcare System: A Dental Approach

Preventive Medicine: Wellness and the Treatment of Chronic Diseases

Differences in Health Perspectives and Behavior Between First & Second Generation Indian Americans

The Rising Cost of Healthcare

Childhood Obesity

Cervical Cancer Concerning HPV in College Women

UV Radiation and Skin Cancer among Hispanics

Concussion in College Athletics

Mental Health and Female Violent Offenders

HIV/AIDS among African Americans and Hispanics

Language Barriers: A Field Study of Russian Speaking Immigrants

2012 Fieldwork Projects or Proposals

Motivation for Healthy Lifestyles in Young Woman

Socioeconomic Status and Oral Health

Unprotected Sex on College Campuses

Sexual Health Dialogue Between Parents and Teens

Is Cigarette Smoking More Prevalent on College Campuses in Eastern North Carolina

Exploration of Birthing Options of Teenaged Mothers

The High Cost of Quality Health Care

The Exercise and Eating Routines of College Students

Healthcare Insurance in America

Osteoporosis Screening and Dairy Avoidance in African American Women: Applying Bio-Cultural Analysis to Healthcare Provision Strategies