The Purdue CHEqI fellowship programs offer post graduate training across a variety of public health sectors. During these two-year programs, fellows gain experience in implementation of community-based initiatives, direct patient care, development of grant proposals, and conducting research.
Purdue University College of Pharmacy (PUCOP) through its Purdue Kenya Program (PKP) in conjunction with AMPATH and USAID developed a two-year Health Equity and Global Health Fellowship. The Fellowship program provides opportunities for Fellows to split their time working with AMPATH (Eldoret, Kenya), at Purdue University College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Practice (Indianapolis, IN) and at USAID Office of HIV/AIDS (Washington, DC).
The Fellowship’s main goal is to train pharmacists in health equity care and policy to aid their ability to work in a variety of settings either within the US or abroad. The Health Equity and Global Health Fellowship is a two-year, focused learning opportunity created from a partnership with Purdue University and USAID.
Funding support is provided by Lilly Endowment (50%) and Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) Project Public Health Institute.
- An individualized program tailored to help the Fellow achieve their professional goals.
- A personalized learning program created in collaboration with Purdue Global’s Masters in Public Health Degree.
- Access to an extensive network of professionals working towards health equity within the United States and abroad in Kenya.
Illustrative duties may include the following:
Time in Kenya/Purdue
- Rotate through various inpatient and outpatient care programs as a learning experience in how to care for patients with health equity differences.
- Participation in teaching Purdue University advanced pharmacy practice experience students and Kenyan pharmacy interns, Diploma and/or Master’s Degree learners.
- Participation in health equity and implementation science research with the goal of one presented professional poster and publication each year.
Time at USAID
- Contributing to project implementation and management at field sites.
- Participating in research, grant writing and publication.
- Participation in health policy development
- Public Health Master’s Degree Course work with a focus on
- Evaluating concepts and methods of social and behavioral sciences relevant to the identification and solution of public health problems.
- Enhancing communication skills in a variety of settings
- Building and leveraging epidemiological concepts in a population health.
- Appraise current and relevant health policies
Meet our fellows:
Akshara Kumar, Global Health Equity Fellow
Mitchell Struewing, Health Equity Research Fellow
Megan Conklin, Health Equity Research Fellow
Moises Martinez III, Health Equity & Academic Administrative Fellow
Graduated CHEqI fellows:
Jeffrey Samuel, Health Equity & Global Health Fellow