Interfaculty Initiative in Health Policy awards Cordeiro Health Policy Summer Research Grants

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The Interfaculty Initiative in Health Policy at Harvard has announced the 2009 recipients of the Cordeiro Health Policy Summer Research Grants. Open to rising seniors pursuing a secondary field in health policy and a certificate in health policy, the grant allows Harvard College students to get a head start on their senior theses or research projects related to health policy.

The 14 recipients, including their field of study and thesis/research project title, are listed below:

Christopher Chen, molecular and cellular biology, “Age Discrimination in the U.K. Health Care System”

Frank Chen, molecular and cellular biology, “Hepatitis B as a Health Disparity in Boston and the Effectiveness of Community Health Centers as Providers for Quality Care in Addressing this Issue”

Jonathan “J.J.” Diah, human evolutionary biology, “A Case Study of the Government Response to Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS: Botswana and South Africa”

Marianne Eagan, history and science, “Body Snatchers in 19th Century England and Related Law”

Natalia Festa, sociology, “Parental Attitudes and Practices Along Class Lines and How Such Factors Have Implications for Childhood Health Outcomes and Educational Attainment”

Shiv Gaglani, engineering sciences (biomedical), “Perceptions of the Health Priority-Setting Process Among Physicians in Chile”

Jackie Hsieh, human evolutionary biology, “Social Networks and Disparities in Renal Transplantation”

Jessica Luna, sociology, “The Intersection of Health Policy, Consumer Choice, and Poverty as Experienced Through the Food Stamp Population Who Purchases Food at a Farmer’s Market”

Maxwell Nwaru, history and science, “The Health Policy Alliance Between Hygienists and Victorian Science During the Cholera Epidemics of 1830 and 1849”

Dwight Pope, sociology, “The Health Challenges of People Returning Home from Prison”

Sanjey Sivanesan, government, “President George H.W. Bush’s Comprehensive National Health Insurance Plan”

Raquel Toledo, sociology, “Assimilation and Diabetes-Related Health Behaviors”

Bianca Verma, social anthropology, “Perceptions and Existence of Mental Health Among Second-Generation Indian Americans”

Linda Yao, applied mathematics, “The Market for Acupuncture and Its Health Policy Implications”