To align our personal and shared team goals, we focus on developing each member of our team as described under Team Personal Development. Our team is diverse in backgrounds, experiences, and aspirations. Every year we accept 10 to 20 students.

Our team members publish papers, present at national conferences, and are successful at securing project funding. In the past 4 years, our team has mentored 96 individuals (11 undergraduates, 83 graduate students, 2 postdoctoral fellows, and 2 faculty):

  • 25% of whom were under-represented minorities
  • 33% of mentees co-authored papers presented at national or international professional meetings
  • 25% are co-authors on articles in peer-reviewed journals (published or submitted)
  • 35% received competitive funding to support their research experience from internal and external sources

Our team has:

  • Delivered invited lectures on various topics including: vaccines, water and sanitation, study design, parasites
  • Designed pedagogy for teaching small (<20 students) and large (>100 students) workshops and classes
  • Applied mixed pedagogical approaches including interactive, case, and problem based learning
  • Developed experiential learning and community-based service learning for small and large classes
  • Mentored other instructors and teachers

Our team has trained global public health practitioners on a variety of topics such as:
  • Laboratory
    • Microbial detection in water. Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. Mexico
    • Viral detection in clinical samples. Universidad Mayor de San Andres. Bolivia
  • Research
    • Human ethics. FASEH. Brazil.
    • Mixed methods. Universidad CES. Colombia.
    • Study design and statistical approaches. Various Universities. Mexico, Bolivia, Brazil.
  • Communication
    • Workshop on publishing peer-reviewed manuscripts. Various Universities. Mexico, Bolivia, Brazil.
    • Effective oral presentations. Various Universities. Mexico, Brazil.

All photos of individuals were deidentified or consents were obtained