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Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in Health Systems

MSPH Capstone

The culminating experience of the MSPH program is the production of an MSPH capstone that provides a meaningful contribution to knowledge of the health of underserved populations. The capstone is not a thesis in that it need not contain original research findings for review by an academic committee. However, it should provide tangible evidence of expertise on a specific applied topic of international health relevance. The capstone must be reviewed and approved by two faculty readers.

Recent Capstone Titles

Examples from 2013-2015 graduates:

Evaluation of a community participatory program for tuberculosis cases detection and treatment

Evaluation of GAVI’s Routine Immunization Technical Assistance Program

Impact of speeding and wearing seat belts on road safety in 10 developing countries

Human resources for health: faculty retention factors and strategies at higher education institutions in Africa

An economic model to evaluate infant feeding in Botswana

Innovative approaches for the management of postpartum hemorrhage

Improving waste disposal practices as a tool to promote disaster risk reduction in low-income settings: From Baltimore, MD to Jakarta, Indonesia.

Evaluation of the uptake of a hospital based intervention among cholera household contacts

Effectiveness of the The Tell Your Friends sex-trafficking Prevention Education Curriculum 

A descriptive analysis of medical injections among rural healthcare providers within the context of Cambodia’s health financing system

A constraints analysis of the mental health care system in Iraq

Integration of HIV testing and counseling into antenatal care services in rural Morogoro region, Tanzania

Analysis of the World Health Organization’s initiatives for global action towards greater equity in health: primary health care and social determinants of health

Reported changes in behavior following mental health interventions for victims of torture in Iraq

The challenge of operationalizing child protection and preventing child maltreatment in developing countries: A critical look at a Haitian child protection program

A study of SaTo Pan latrine in BRAC WAHS II project, Bangladesh: housefly density and water usage

The cholera epidemic in West Africa in 2012: A review of the role of health systems, approaches and actors

The costs of mHealth: a cost analysis of the 2013 Sierra Leone Malaria Indicator Survey

Development of a service tracking system for a community-based organizations serving Burmese migrants and survivors of trafficking in Mae Sot, Thailand

The failure of foreign aid in developing the Palestinian healthcare system