Global Health Student Builds Skills to Contribute to Hypertension Research in Tanzania
When you’re doing research in another country, it helps to speak the local language. Dr. Sophie Galson, a master’s student at the Duke Global Health Institute, has been collaborating on a research project on hypertension in the emergency department of Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center in Moshi, Tanzania.
To support her contribution to this ongoing work, she received a Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grant (GSTEG) from the Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies to take a residential immersive Swahili course at The Training Centre for Development Cooperation in Eastern and Southern Africa. Her faculty mentor is Catherine Staton, assistant professor of surgery and assistant research professor of global health.
Galson, Staton, and their colleagues Francis Karia, Kajiru Kilonzo, Joseph Lunyera, Uptal Patel, Julian Hertz, and John Stanifer recently published “Epidemiology of hypertension in Northern Tanzania: A community-based mixed-methods study