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Undergraduates seeking to interview experts on NCDs in global health

By Maria Stalford | 17 Mar, 2015

Hello!

I am teaching a course at Brandeis University this semester on chronic disease in global health. It’s a great group of students, all graduating seniors in an interdisciplinary major called Health: Science, Society & Policy.

Each of the students in the course is required to conduct an interview with an expert in the field. Experts can be anyone including patients, clinicians, students, researchers, advocates, and so on. Most of the students have been pretty resourceful in locating interviewees on their own, but a few of them are a bit stuck—with the deadline fast approaching—so I thought I might reach out here to help them out.

I am writing to ask if anyone from the YP network might be willing to take time out of their busy schedules in the next week or two to share their experiences and perspectives on global NCD issues in an interview with one of my students. The interview would probably take around 45 minutes over Skype or phone or whatever is most convenient for you (or even in person if you are in the Boston area).

If this is something you might be open to, please contact me directly at .

Thank you so much for your consideration!

Sincerely,
Maria



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Maria Stalford, MPH
PhD Candidate in Anthropology
Harvard University

Lecturer in Health: Science, Society, and Policy
Brandeis University

Replies

 

WINFRED GITONGA Replied at 5:29 PM, 17 Mar 2015

Hi,
I could be available to contribute on NCD advocacy, capacity building, community and resource mobilization and networking within the service delivery value chain

Winfred Gitonga
CEO
Africa Queen of Heart Foundation
+254771809397

Maria Stalford Replied at 1:50 AM, 18 Mar 2015

Dear All,

*THANK YOU* so much to the many members from around the world who replied to my previous email (not even 24 hours ago!) and so generously volunteered your time and expertise!!

This has been an absolute embarrassment of riches! So much so, in fact, that I have actually now heard from more amazing experts on this list than I have students still seeking interviewees! So we are all set now!

I am absolutely in awe of the kindness and generosity of all those who got in touch!

I am also so grateful for this listserv. I am relatively new to this community and this has been such an inspiring introduction!

Endless thanks again, and all good wishes,
Maria

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