University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, United States
Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Guatemala
Understanding Health Determinants of Diabetes in Ethnic Minority Communities: A Student Exchange Experience Using a Mixed Methods Research Approach
The University of Pennsylvania and Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala will expand their Guatemala Health Initiative for their students to participate in researching the growing epidemic of diabetes in the United States and Guatemala. The program is designed to be an innovative and balanced bilateral exchange of students to learn public health community-based research skills in interdisciplinary teams with a focus on mixed methods approaches. Students from the partnering institutions will attend a number of workshops in Philadelphia and receive field-based training in Guatemala to further their knowledge of the epidemic of diabetes in ethnic minority communities in Guatemala and in local communities in West Philadelphia.