Hannah To ’22
Tracking Hospital-Acquired Resistant Infections
Certificate(s): Latin American Studies
I conducted a literature review to gather geospatial data on hospital-acquired infections that were caused by antimicrobial resistance. Specifically, we were looking at the resistance levels of different pathogens to various antibiotics. After collecting this data, we also had the opportunity to analyze it and create maps and graphs. The data we collected will be part of an ongoing survey my mentor is leading on global antimicrobial resistance. I was drawn to this internship because I’m interested in applying the data skills I have learned in my economics and statistic courses to a variety of subjects. I was particularly interested in learning about antimicrobial resistance because it is a crucial topic in the field of global health. Pursuing a certificate in Latin American Studies and taking many environmental science courses has honed my interest in environmental health, especially in developing regions. This position reaffirmed that I would like to conduct research that includes a large statistical component and possible mapping component. In the future, I hope to conduct research on either environmental health impacts or the effectiveness of environmental regulations.
Food Systems, Water And Human Health
Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy
Ramanan Laxminarayan, Senior Research Scholar, High Meadows Environmental Institute, Princeton University