Anna Summer received her MPH from Emory University in the Global Health Department focusing on Community Health and Development. While there, Anna conducted her research on barriers to obstetric care for indigenous Quechua women in the Peruvian Andes. After receiving her MPH, she traveled extensively internationally with CARE International and the Salvation Army World Service Office to backstop health programs in Africa and Latin America. She then lived in Kampala, Uganda for over two years where she worked as the Health Technical Advisor for Medical Teams International’s maternal/child health projects in Uganda, Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan, and Liberia.
Anna is now a DrPH student at Berkeley and a Doctoral Fellow working with the Bixby Center, where she is focusing her research on improving perinatal health outcomes through addressing health systems challenges and engaging with traditional birth attendants in Guatemala to better the continuum of care from communities to the formal health sector in these low-resource settings.