Monthly Archives: December 2017

2017 Global Public Health Fieldwork Proposal Titles

Well… it’s been another successful MPH 6007 Global Public Health course taught entirely online during the Fall 2017 semester. Each graduate student provided a wealth of interesting dialogue, insight and analysis throughout the entire semester. Of course, I had fun presenting my weekly podcast/webcast lectures to the entire class as well.

One of the additional requirements of this online global public health class was that each graduate student completed a global public health proposal on specific global public health topic of their choice. Wow!!! This semester, I had some fantastic topics and proposals.

Here is a list of the TITLES of this semester’s GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH PROPOSALS:


Ritualizing Resettlement: A Performative Approach to Narrative Practice among African Refugees in the United States


Infant Mortality in Monaco, Japan and the United States and a Plan for Improving Infant Mortality in Afghanistan


Mistreatment of Black Americans in Health Care


Health Needs of Resettled Refugee Youth in North Carolina: A Qualitative Study on the Perspective of Health Care Providers


Aging Population: A Global Public Health Issue — A Comparison between Japan and the United States


The Impact of Vector-Borne Diseases on Global Health


Exploring Global Warming: Related Asthma in Chinese and American Communities


HIV/AIDS in Thailand


An Analysis of HPV Vaccination among African American and Latino Populations in North Carolina


Fishing for Health: A Global Approach to Commercial Fishing Fatalities


Dietary Habits among Rural Eastern North Carolina Residents and Minami Furano, Japan: A Comparison Study



Fall 2017 Cultural Anthropology & Ethnic Studies Class – We Made it!

Amazing!!! Our Fall 2017 Cultural Anthropology & Intro to Ethnic Studies class has completed! This is the very FIRST time that I combined an Introductory Cultural Anthropology class with a brand new Introductory to Ethnic Studies class this semester! The primary reason for combining both classes was that we covered similar content material and that both set of students would benefit in being together in the same classroom.

I would say that it was definitely a SUCCESS!! I truly enjoyed the combination of these two undergraduate classes because the way that I teach these classes involves lots of interaction and engagement of lecture material and I believe the students appreciated the added discussions and class exercises.

So yes — we made it and I want to thank both classes for an excellent Fall 2017 semester!