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An Assessment of Oral Health Problems in Northwestern Madagascar

Description: analyzed dental records collected and developed a proposal for linking continuing patient records

Organization: Madagascar Ankizy Fund-Stony Brook University Medical Center Dept. of Anatomical Sciences 

Preceptor: David Kraus, Distinguished Service Professor

Contact email: david.krause@stonybrook.edu 

National Survey of Emergency Medicine Residents' Interest In & Barriers to International Electives

Description: develop and analyze survey results for emergency residents to be used to develop support from professional organizations and NGOs

Organization:  Stony Brook University, School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine Research Center

Preceptor: Breena Taira, Chief Resident Emergency Medicine, Affiliate Faculty GPPH, MD/MPH

Contact email: breena.taira@stonybrook.edu

Designing an Evaluation of a Prevention Program

Description: designed survey to evaluate effectiveness of Red Watch Band which educates on prevention of toxic drinking deaths

Organization:  Stony Brook University, Center for Prevention & Outreach, Red Watch Band Program

Preceptor: Ahmed Belazi, MPH, Program Evaluator and Assessment Lead

Contact email: ahmed.w.belazi@stonybrook.edu 

Health Care Disparities on Long Island Where Place Matters

Description: conducted research to address equity in health care in various Long Island communities based on hospital care reported by NYS Department of Health

Organization: ERASE Racism (Educate Research Advocacy Support to Eliminate Racism)

Preceptor: Elaine Gross, President

Contact email: elaine@eraseracismny.org 

International Health Disparities, Inequality, Child Health

Description: Health, Nutrition and Population Team: Student created and managed datasets using household surveys (Living Standards Measurement Study) and performed analysis in ADePT software for health outcomes, health utilization, and financial protection

Organization: The World Bank

Preceptor: Tia Palermo, Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in Public Health

Contact email: tia.palermo@stonybrook.edu

Rape Kit Backlog Study         

Description:  Students are working on an on-going project that aims to to assess the status of the rape kit backlog in New York State and identify best practices. Students interview police departments across the state regarding the number of reported sexual assaults, arrests, prosecutions and convictions in a given year; the departments policies and practices regarding rape kit processing; average volume of rape kits; factors associated with prioritizing which rape kits get tested, and barriers to processing kits.  Students also help with analysis, report writing, and dissemination of study findings.

**Anticipate taking on new students each year.

Organization: Natasha’s Justice Project

Preceptor: Tia Palermo, Assistant Professor, Program in Public Health

Contact email: tia.palermo@stonybrook.edu

International Reproductive Health

Description:  Ipas, Mexico: Student conducted analysis using hospital records in southern Mexico to investigate hospital- and individual-level correlates of uptake of post-abortion contraception. Ipas, India: Student will be working in the field with a senior researcher in the implementation and analysis of household surveys on reproductive health knowledge, opinions, and practices.

Organization: Ipas

Preceptor: Tia Palermo, Assistant Professor, Program in Public Health

Contact email: tia.palermo@stonybrook.edu

International Reproductive Health

Description:   Student will perform literature review of existing research on emergency contraception in developing countries and analyze several large household datasets from developing countries to investigate individual-, household-, and community-level factors associated with knowledge and use of emergency contraception.

Organization: Family Care International

Preceptor: Tia Palermo, Assistant Professor, Program in Public Health

Contact email: tia.palermo@stonybrook.edu