Undergraduate

Micrograph of the epidermis and dermis of human finger skin.

The Worst Disease You've Never Heard Of: Caring for Children with Epidermolysis Bullosa

Bailey Brown, BS ’20

Children with epidermolysis bullosa are often called butterfly children—their skin seems to be as fragile as a butterfly’s wing. While there is no cure for EB, ongoing clinical trials have developed treatments to manage symptoms. Public health clinicians can help patients and their families build support networks by connecting them to local support groups and other families caring for children with EB. Read more

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Homelessness and Job Security: Challenges and Interventions

Nisha Bharat, Jenna Cicatello, Emily Guo, and Vennela Vallabhaneni

On any given night, half a million people in the US face homelessness. Many people experiencing homelessness face a range of challenges with finding stable jobs. Providing resources to overcome common obstacles to stable employment is a good first step in combating this pervasive problem. Read more

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Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet

Afra Kamal

The key to achieving optimal health on a plant-based diet is to maintain a balanced diet comprised of a diverse array of whole foods with minimal added sugar, refined grains, excess sodium, or unhealthy fats. A diet rich in whole, plant-based foods should provide more than enough of the macronutrients and micronutrients you need to thrive. Read more