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Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in Social and Behavioral Interventions

MSPH Practicum

In addition to completing the requisite coursework, students must gain practical skills in the application of the principles and methods learned, give back to community members, and participate effectively in a professional team. Many students will complete their practicums abroad. Students will have the opportunity to work with faculty at field sites across sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Latin America among others. We have long-standing collaborations with local research partners in many countries, such as Nepal, Peru, Uganda, Bangladesh, and several Native American Nations in western US. Faculty and staff also help students find opportunities with other global health organizations. 

Practicum Examples 

Topic Organization

Peer Educator-Facilitated Community Health Education Program in Keta, Ghana

Afia Clinics International, Ghana

Household Feasibility Trial of Complete Corralling of Young Pigs Among Rural Families in Tumbes, Peru

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Tumbes, Peru

Topic Organization

Peer Educator-Facilitated Community Health Education Program in Keta, Ghana

Afia Clinics International, Ghana

Household Feasibility Trial of Complete Corralling of Young Pigs Among Rural Families in Tumbes, Peru

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Tumbes, Peru

Investigating the Impact of a Peer Intervention Targeting Persons Not Yet on Antiretroviral Therapy in Rakai District, Uganda: a Mixed Methods Study

Rakai Health Sciences Program, Rakai, Uganda

Screening for intimate partner violence in pediatric primary care settings

Harriet Lane Pediatric Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore

Police-Youth Relationships in Baltimore: New Perspectives in Light of Freddie Gray

Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore

Monitoring how food assistance cuts impact household food security for Syrian refugees in Jordan

World Food Programme – Jordan EMOP Unit, Amman

Exploring the Unique Risk and Protective Factors of the White Mountain Apache Youth Suicide Epidemic and how these translate to Prevention Efforts

Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, White River, Fort Apache Reservation

Designing a handwashing station for low-income communities using the integrated behavioral model for water, saninitation and hygience interventions International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research in Bangladesh, Dhaka (iccdr,b)
Practicum Highlight

Shea Littlepage

PRACTICUM TOPIC: Understanding the impact of HIV risk guidelines on family planning decisions
LOCATION: Uganda

Practicum Highlight

Lauren Parmley

PRACTICUM TOPIC: Technical support for a study testing two care strategies among female sex workers living with HIV
LOCATION: Durban, South Africa

Practicum Highlight

Aditi Rao

PRACTICUM TOPIC: Patient Considerations on Emergency Department-Based Routine HIV Testing
LOCATION: Eastern Cape, South Africa

Aditi Rao (right) with other Johns Hopkins students

Aditi Rao (right) with other Johns Hopkins student team members outside the Emergency Department in Mthatha Regional Hospital, South Africa, where they were working on an HIV testing project prior to the pandemic.

Practicum Highlight

Joseph Greg Rosen

PRACTICUM TOPIC: Qualitative research coordination and analysis with the Rakai Health Sciences Program
LOCATION: Kalisizo, Uganda.

Practicum Highlight

Jae-Hee Honey

PRACTICUM TITLE: Evaluating the effectiveness of an approach to improve ART adherence and viral suppression among MSM and FSW living with HIV
LOCATION: Togo and Benin