“The Center works to further global health education among the Johns Hopkins community, and these students already have impressive global health experience they can draw from as they complete their studies. We look forward to witnessing all they will accomplish in their careers,” said Dr. Thomas Quinn, the center’s director.
Through ReSurge’s Webster Fellowship program, Dr. Chen had the opportunity to travel to ReSurge’s various sites around the world to help provide free reconstructive surgery while conducting site evaluations and education.
On the Johns Hopkins Center of Global Health’s website, Dr. Chen describes her experience with ReSurge as the catalyst for her interest in obtaining a master of public health degree.
“My year as ReSurge International’s Webster Fellow sparked an interest for me in global health issues … In my travels around the globe, I saw this disparity firsthand and its impact on society. In many developing countries, healthcare is only a luxury as the means and access of seeking care can only be obtained by those who can afford it ... For every country, there are unique obstacles whether geographic, political, or cultural, and I am interested in trying to come up with a protocol or algorithm to aid these countries towards self-sustainability of care,” she shares.
We are confident Dr. Chen will continue to apply her knowledge to address the most pressing global health challenges our world faces. ReSurge would like to congratulate Dr. Chen on this exciting award and opportunity.