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Globetrotter - Alumni Profiles
September 2008 Issue
You could say that Leigh Ann Miller (MSW ’04) is seeing the world—one public health issue at a time. Her latest stint has been in Tanzania, where she is conducting a research study on HIV/AIDS in targeted groups. Now a Ph.D. candidate in public health at Tulane University, Miller is working with the Centers for Disease Control and the Zanzibar AIDS Control Programme. The first step was a confidential survey of 1,400 Zanzibar men who have sex with men, female sex workers and injecting drug users. “We’re trying to design some intervention to figure out how to target this high-risk population,” Miller says. The work Miller is doing in Zanzibar builds on her previous experiences working with public health programs in Cambodia, Vietnam and Ethiopia, she says, and allows her to use the skills she developed in graduate school at UGA and now at Tulane. However, her service learning began long before graduate school. Miller served as a Peace Corps volunteer …
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