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Jesse Greenspan, MSPH Candidate, Social & Behavioral Interventions Program

John Snow, Inc. Award Recipient, 2011

Jesse Greenspan, an MSPH candidate in the Social & Behavioral Interventions Program, received the JSI Award to intern at Curamericas Global, Inc., in Liberia to improve primary healthcare delivery in remote areas. Before coming to Hopkins, Jesse worked for Partners In Health, where she addressed the logistical and procurement needs of healthcare and social support programs in the Caribbean and Africa. She enrolled in the master’s program at Hopkins to pursue her interests in improving access to comprehensive and community-based healthcare services for underserved populations.

Jesse GreenspanCurrently, she is a research assistant at the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health. This summer she will join Curamericas—an organization co-founded by the Department’s own Dr. Henry Perry—to help evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the organization’s network of local community health educators in Liberia. Her internship will also give her the opportunity to conduct research to help inform future interventions related to nutrition and maternal and child health. Liberia is still recovering from a civil war and Jesse is eager to help contribute in whatever way she can to the rebuilding of its health infrastructure.