sherilee harper

EcoHealth Research with Indigenous Communities

Presentations at the International Medical Geography Symposium

Kate Patterson (incoming PhD student) and Sierra Clark (undergrad thesis student) recently presented their research at the 16th International Medical Geography Symposium in Vancouver (July 5th-10th).  Congratulations to both students for great presentations that generated great discussions and conversations.

Kate presented her Masters thesis research on food security among the Indigenous Batwa of Kanungu District, Uganda. Her oral presentation assessed food insecurity using a mixed methods approach and her poster detailed the lived experience of food insecurity and malnutrition.

Sierra presented her undergraduate thesis research on acute gastrointestinal illness among the Batwa, as well as her work conducted as a research assistant on bednet use in Kanungu District.

Citations:

Patterson, K., L. Berrang‐Ford, S. Lwasa, D. Namanya, F. Twebaze, S. Clark, IHACC research team, and S.L. Harper. (2015). Analyzing longitudinal food security in an indigenous African population: Comparing determinants and predictors from quantitative and qualitative methods. Oral Presentation at  at the International Medical Geography Symposium, Vancouver, Canada.

Patterson, K., L. Berrang‐Ford, S. Lwasa, D. Namanya, F. Twebaze, S. Clark, IHACC Research Team, and S.L. Harper. (2015) “Because eating is life”: A qualitative approach to analyzing food security and malnutrition in the Batwa pygmies of Southwestern Uganda. Poster presentation at the International Medical Geography Symposium, Vancouver, Canada. Click here for poster.

Clark, S., L. Berrang‐Ford, S. Lwasa, D. Namanya, F. Twebaze, K. Patterson, IHACC research team, and S.L. Harper. (2015). Acute gastrointestinal illness in an Africa Indigenous population: the lived experience of Uganda’s Batwa. Poster presentation at the International Medical Geography Symposium, Vancouver, Canada. Click here for poster.

 

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