Rosemary Matala, an MPH student with a concentration in environmental health science, completed an internship with the Guangdong Cardiovascular Institute in Guangzhou, China. Matala worked on multiple studies looking at environmental risk factors and the incidence of congenital heart defects and gained experience conducting literature reviews, data analysis and the drafting of scientific manuscripts for publication.
Namratha Gurram, an MPH student studying epidemiology, interned with researchers at the Sun Yat-sen University School of Public Health in Guangzhou, China. During her placement at Sun Yat-sen University, Gurram worked alongside researchers and students to analyze a large population based cross-sectional data set from the Seven North Eastern Cities Study. Her research support work focused primarily on investigating the effect of various exposures on respiratory function in children in China.