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  • Locations: Various, Various
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: WashU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

Faculty Research: Jessica Levy

Bio: Jessica Levy’s research focuses on the intersection between gender, poverty, and global maternal and child health. She aims to identify culturally appropriate interventions that promote gender equality and improve reproductive health and development outcomes. Levy is also a faculty scholar at the Institute for Public Health and a member of the School’s Global Advisory Committee.

Levy has worked in underserved communities in the United States, Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. She has provided research support and technical guidance as a consultant for multilateral and bilateral governmental and non-governmental agencies, including large private organizations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Levy is also the senior reproductive health associate with Iris Group, a consulting firm working to enhance the inclusion of groups marginalized by gender, sexual orientation, economic status and/or race/ethnicity. She also co-founded and sits on the board of the Minga Foundation, a non-governmental organization that partners with community-based organizations to improve socioeconomic conditions and health equity among vulnerable populations.

Sector of Work: Global and maternal health, reproductive health, gender equality; gender-based program planning and evaluation

Region/Country:  Malawi, Madagascar, Indonesia, Brazil, Jordan

Mission: To research and implement programs that study maternal and child health, reproductive health, and gender-based program planning and evaluation.

Jessica Levy

Language Requirement: Portuguese is required for work in Brazil; Spanish is required for work in Colombia

Possible Projects: Please talk to Dr. Levy about projects and locations.

Skills Required: Qualitative and Quantitative Research Skills, Program planning and evaluation; global maternal and child health; gender equality

Cost: Housing flights, potential visa fees, and other meals and expenses are up to the student. Students are required to purchase purchase WUSTL travel insurance for the duration of their practicum for $40/month.

Travel Immunizations or preventative medication is recommended and may be required for your program participation. Students are responsible for covering all associated costs. Please refer to the CDC for more information. 

Brown School Contact: Dr. Jessica Levy

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