Posts Categorized: Public Health

Looking back

Just like that I am back to my regular dull student life composed of my daily routine of classes and work.  However, a few things have changed since my trip to Mexico City. I realize I risk sounding cliché, but as I reflect on my experience abroad I realize just how much I’ve learned about… Read more »

A Fresh Perspective on Diabetes Treatment

The last several weeks in Mexico City have been incredibly busy! I’ve spent time getting to know different areas of the city, indulging in the delicious food, and most importantly, learning about Mexico’s public health system. Most of this knowledge has come from our Public Health in Mexico seminar where we learn about the health… Read more »

Mexico lindo y querido

  I’ve started to lose track of how many days I’ve been in Mexico City. It’s not the type of forgetting that happens because you just want the days to fly by. It is actually quite the opposite, I wish the days would be longer so I’d get to spend more time here.  It feels like… Read more »

New Learning Opportunities!

Hello! My name is Tricia and I’m a junior studying Sociology and Global Health at Northwestern. I will be updating this blog with stories, reflections, and thoughts from my time in Mexico City, but, for now, the thoughts swirling through my head as I sit here in Chicago will have to suffice. To say the… Read more »

I’m Mexi-Can’t wait to get going

My name is Esai Orozco and I am a rising Senior at Northwestern studying Biological Sciences. This Summer ’16 I will be abroad in Mexico City (also known as D.F.) on the Public Health in Mexico program. First off, I should mention that I am of Mexican and Japanese descent. The main reason why I… Read more »

Mixed emotions

In just a couple of days I will be leaving my beautiful city for a new adventure. I’ll leave behind my visits to North Avenue beach in exchange for field trips around Mexico City. I’m sure I’ll miss my family and friends but for now I just can’t wait to leave. The past couple of… Read more »

Mexico on my Mind…Always

I’ve been back from Mexico for a while now, and I can safely say that while Mexico was on my mind occasionally before I studied abroad, it is now on my mind, always. That’s the beauty of these programs, because the on-the-ground experience of rooting yourself in a different country for multiple weeks makes it… Read more »

Help and Do No Harm

One of the highlights and most exciting aspects of this program was the research. Every week, I’d look forward to going to the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion Salvador Zubiran, which was in the center of a bustling and lively neighborhood. We conducted research at CAIPaDi, which is a center for comprehensive care… Read more »

Statistical Research on Malinalco Children

During the second week of the Public Health in Mexico trip, I traveled with public health buddies to Malinalco, where we conducted nutrition and obesity research in an elementary school in this more rural part of Mexico. We recorded a lot of information regarding the children and their parents there, ranging from sociodemographic data (eg…. Read more »