The Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability funds graduate student summer internships and dissertation research in the areas of family planning and population for graduate students at UC Berkeley. The principal focus of the program is on family planning issues in developing countries where population growth rates remain high and reproductive health services are poor or inaccessible. (Internships that focus only on HIV/AIDS do not meet the criteria.)
Rita, a student in the UC Berkeley Joint Medical Program and a graduate of the Interdisciplinary MPH Program, spent several weeks in Peru working on the evaluation of a microcredit organization that provides lending and health education services to that country’s urban and rural poor.
Richard Lowe worked on a project evaluating the Impact on Clinics of an Output-Based Aid (OBA) Approach to the Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Southwestern Uganda.
Terrence was part of a research project that was a joint collaboration between Ahmadu-Bello University (ABU) and UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health (Bixby program).
Martine helped evaluate the community’s use, safety, and acceptability of misoprostol and the feasibility and effectiveness of using TBAs to administer misoprostol to treat PPH in Kigoma, Tanzania.
Family Planning with the Faith Alive Foundation in Nigeria
Lori Babcock, M.P.P./M.P.H. speaks with village elders in eastern Ethiopia
Lori Babcok, MPH/MPP Candidate
Ms. Boarden went to Nigeria to work on research assessing the effectiveness of using misoprostol to treat postpartum hemorrhage among women in rural settings.
Ijeoma worked with a Nigerian health system to conduct their strategic planning and the development of their clinical training program in the use of misoprostol for the management of post-partum hemorrhage.
Private Sector and Reproductive Health Services for Women in Myanmar
Ms. Braun traveled to Guatemala to work on research projects in barriers to family planning use and STI/HIV prevalence in indigenous women. She also developed a program for family planning promotion and cervical cancer prevention.