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Student Profile | Kelsey Zeller

Kelsey Zeller

Kelsey Zeller, MSPH candidate,
GDEC, working with vaccine
workers to improve an electronic
registry in Bangladesh.

MSPH candidate, Global Disease Epidemiology and Control

Kelsey Zeller is a JHU – Global mHealth Initiative (JHU–GmI) intern completing a six-month practicum in Bangladesh. As a second-year MSPH student from the Global Disease Epidemiology and Control program, Kelsey has experienced first hand what is required to take an mHealth intervention from theory to reality. She is working closely with a Hopkins’ collaborating partner, mPower Health, to incorporate research needs and field requirements into a mobile health system design.

Kelsey was also involved in the formative research for mTikka—a project that aims to increase timely vaccination across Bangladesh. She observed immunization sessions, discussed challenges in immunization with vaccine workers, and guided these vaccine workers through system mock-ups to gather user comments and feedback.