Global Health & Health Policy (GHHP) students and Cordeiro Fellows Ashri Anurudran and Esmé Trahair were awarded the prestigious Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize for their senior theses. Both women had spent their junior summer conducting research funded by the Cordeiro Fellowship, one of two fellowships open to GHHP Secondary Field students. Earlier this month, Esmé and Ashri presented the findings of their research to their peers and to members of the Cordeiro family.
Ashri’s economics thesis entitled “Empower to Eliminate: A Randomized Evaluation of a Sexual Violence Prevention Program in Kisumu, Kenya” was nominated by Dr. Kiran Gajwani. Esmé’s anthropology thesis entitled “The Sons of All Australia: Masculinities, Mental Health, and the ‘Aussie Bloke’” was nominated by Professor Arthur Kleinman.
Now in its 10th year, the Cordiero Summer Research Fellowship has funded undergraduate research projects for more than 100 students.
In celebration, the first-ever Cordeiro Symposium was held in March 2015, and more than 50 former fellowship recipients attended from all over the world. Participants reunited with their cohorts, discussed what their fellow graduates are doing now, and heard from leading health experts including Richard Frank, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Gary Gottlieb, CEO,...