Ghana Summer Research

This past summer the Institute of Public Health sent four MPH students to Ghana to take part in ongoing faculty research projects.  The projects include 1) investigating the factors associated with Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B and 2) to examine water quality across a gold mining region of the country. Students took part in water and soil sampling in a number of study sites and then were trained in the data collection techniques used in the Hepatitis project.  This included training in DEXA or dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry measurements.  Some photos of the students and their work can be found here and a quick interview of one of the students can be found here.