Yung-Ting Kung MPH
PhD Candidate, Population, Family and Reproductive Health
As a Sommer Scholar in the MPH program last year, Yung-Ting Kung immersed herself in population and family health issues. She completed an independent project exploring the relationship between intimate partner violence and sexually transmitted infection (STI) symptoms in a hidden population of North Korean women in China. Still, Kung felt she had just begun to scratch the surface of her primary area of interest, reproductive health.
To delve more deeply into the field, Kung returns to the Bloomberg School as a doctoral student. She intends to master the quantitative and qualitative skills needed to measure population health, including demography and the use of epidemiology to evaluate reproductive health interventions. Of particular interest to Kung is the role of migration, both forced and seasonal, in the spread of STIs among women.
Ultimately, Kung says she plans to return to the developing world to design and evaluate reproductive and sexual health programs.
To improve the reproductive and sexual health of vulnerable populations around the world