Nurse Perceptions of Infant Carrying for Newborns with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in the NICU

Karen Kelsch completed an internship with the Newborn Attachment & Wellness Study to test the effectiveness of wearing infants in a baby carrier as an intervention to increase bonding, caregiver sensitivity and emotional attachment to infants, increase infant attachment to a caregiver, and to reduce withdrawal symptoms associated with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.


Phenology with a Different Approach - by Brenda Mbaabu

Brenda Mbaabu completed an internship with the USA National Phenology Network, where she engaged with public health researchers and practitioners serving urban and rural public health agencies to determine their need for phenology data and information. 


Nneka Uba and Scripps Well-Being Center

Nneka Uba completed an internship with Scripps Well-Being Center, where she worked to support youth wellness education based around the "5210" model.


Shannon Strong and the Pohnpei Department of Health Services


Shannon Strong completed her internship project with the Pohnpei Department of Health Services in Pohnpei, where she applied her knowledge of public health competencies and skills to contribute to public health programs that address the local health care needs in Pohnpei


Promoting maternal monitoring of infant growth to prevent childhood obesity

Rachel Leih completed an internship with Children's Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona where she focused on preparing for a future collaborative study between Children’s Medical Center and the College of Public Health on assisting WIC-eligible mothers with monitoring their infant’s growth to detect and prevent childhood obesity.



Developing a Care Coordination Model Utilizing Community Health Workers to Improve Outcomes For Ajo's Elderly Population

Allie Kaufman completed an internship with Desert Senita Community Health Center which is located in Ajo, Arizona. Her goal was to complete a community assessment related to senior care for Ajo’s residents.



A Gap Analysis between the U.S. Justice System and the Mexican Healthcare System through Binational Tuberculosis Collaborations

Graciela Jauregui completed an internship project with the Office of Border Health at the Arizona Department of Health Services where she conducted a gap analysis between the U.S. justice system and the Mexican healthcare system through binational tuberculosis collaborations.


Evaluation of Tucson Medical Center’s Outpatient Breastfeeding Support Clinic

For her MPH internship, Angela Urbon-Bonine conducted an evaluation of Tucson Medical Center’s Outpatient Breastfeeding Clinic.


Developing a Program Plan for a Dispensary Outreach Pilot Program in the District of Madolenihmw

Desiree Davis completed an internship where she developed a program plan for a dispensary outreach pilot program in the District of Madolenihmw.


The Revision, Implementation, and Evaluation of El Rio's Family Cooking Program

Christiana Owusu-Ankomah completed an internship where she participated in the revision, implementation, and evaluation of El Rio's Family Cooking Program.