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Stanford-NBC News Fellowship in Media and Global Health: Inaugural Fellow 2011-2012

Joyce Ho graduated from Stanford University with a BA degree in Human Biology. Currently, she is a medical student at the Stanford School of Medicine (SoM) where she has completed her second year of medical school and will be taking a year off to participate in this Fellowship. She will resume with medical school in the Fall of 2012. Previously, she has worked for Unite for Sight in Tamale, Ghana as a Global Impact Fellow where she conducted visual acuity screenings in rural villages and taught basic eye health to participants. She has also worked in Hyderabad, India with the Emergency Management Research Institute (EMRI) program to help develop a paramedic leadership curriculum for the training program. In her role, she worked with both faculty and staff in the Stanford School of Education and SoM to teach the curriculum in India. She was selected as a U.S. Albert Schweitzer Fellow in 2010 to complete a project improving the mental health status of Asian American high school students living in the Bay Area.

Joyce’s interests are in the impact of climate change on health, developing global health education in the U.S. and ways to develop successful and sustainable global health interventions. During her undergraduate studies, she created the Stanford Service in Global Health (SSGH) Journal. In two months, she obtained funding from multiple sources and recruited over 30 students for SSGH. She was the Co-Editor-in-Chief and oversaw operations from article writing to journal production.  This journal is still quite successful and continues to publish stories pertaining to global health each year.

Joyce is fluent in Chinese (Mandarin) and has a basic understanding of Japanese. She is a concert pianist, symphony soloist and symphony principal pianist. She is very excited to start this Fellowship and is looking forward to learning and practicing new skills under the mentorship and guidance of the different partners in this Fellowship. Learn more about this Fellowship »






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