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ASPH Fellowship in HIV/AIDS
Yuen Wai Hung, MHS, GDEC

Yuen Wai Hung, a recent MHS IH graduate from the Global Disease Epidemiology and Control (GDEC) program, is currently working in Guyana with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) Fellow. It’s a one-year fellowship placed at CDC. Her focus is on epidemiology of HIV/AIDS, which mainly includes providing technical assistance on strengthening the surveillance of the disease in country.Yuen Wai Hung in Iraq

Last year she worked in Iraq with an international NGO on monitoring and evaluation of health programs, which was closely related to her master’s thesis on “The changing health needs in Iraq: the burden of injury and the Emergency Medical Care Development.”

For current students who are interested in monitoring and evaluation, she suggests taking the course, “Project Development in Primary Health Care in Developing Countries.” Yuen Wai explains, “It teaches developing a proposal and the various components, including an M&E plan. I find going through the process very useful when I am in a work setting.”

--Brandon Howard, February 2011