Two public health seniors in the running for Fulbright

Two CPHHS students have been named semi-finalists for the 2019-20 Fulbright student program. Final selection will be confirmed in the spring.

Greg Heinonen is a graduating senior earning an Honors bachelor of science in public health with a concentration in health promotion and health behavior. Greg proposed a research project in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen, Denmark to study factors of the Danish school and welfare systems that promote mental health and wellbeing in refugee adolescents. The project is part of the multi-country RefugeeWellSchool initiative.

Allison Tep is a graduating senior with a double major in Honors biology and public health with a concentration in health promotion and health behavior. Allison proposed a research project in collaboration with the Cambodian Community Dream Organization to analyze local healthcare intervention strategies and assess mental health needs in Siem Reap, Cambodia. She is also interested in exploring her Cambodian heritage through Apsara classical dance.

In 2019-2020, 1,900 U.S. citizens will study, conduct research, and teach abroad for an academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as a record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields.