MI Coordinators for Peace Corps Programs at Tulane University
Marjorie "Jorie" Larson
SPHTM MI Co-Coordinator
RPCV Mali/Burkina Faso 2010-2013
Jorie Larson is a 2nd year MPH student in the Department of Global Health Systems and Development, where she has focused her coursework on program design and implementation in the area of reproductive health. Prior to entering Tulane in the fall of 2013, Jorie served as a health educator and then a child nutrition specialist in Marèna, Mali and, upon evacuation of the Mali program, in Solenzo, Burkina Faso. In Mali, she focused on health worker training around the reproductive health issues of safe motherhood and cervical cancer prevention, while also implementing a wide variety of maternal and child health education and promotion activities in rural villages in conjunction with traditional midwives and community health agents. In Burkina Faso, she worked with a government malnutrition center to implement and train on the Positive Deviance/Hearth Model and other aspects of community management of acute malnutrition (CMAM). She hopes to work on issues of reproductive health and gender in the Sahel region in the future.
Jorie is originally from the Chicago area and received her BS in Social Policy and global health studies from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. While there, she spent time as a youth worker and first became interested in youth development and health issues. She also studied abroad at Makerere University School of Public Health in Kampala, Uganda. At Tulane, Jorie is active in the Tulane African Students Association (TASA) and enjoys exploring New Orleans in her spare time.
Kathryn "Katie" Kampa
SPHTM MI Co-Coordinator
RPCV Mozambique 2009-2011
Katie Kampa is an MPH student in the Department of Global Health Systems and Development. In 2011, she returned from serving in Mozambique for the Peace Corps. While in Mozambique, Katie worked as a health volunteer with the I-NGO, Friend's in Global Health, which focuses on care and treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS. Through her establishment of weekly after-school programs with primary and secondary school students, Katie was able to educate local youth on critical health issues such as malaria, water sanitation, tuberculosis, and HIV. Her concern of quality-care for patients resulted in her involvement of physician, traditional healer, and patient interviews across Zambezia province in an effort to create a joint-referral system between the polarized groups. She is interested in access to care and patient privacy issues in sub-Saharan Africa.
A Minnesota native, Katie graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 2009 with a degree in Sociology. Her hobbies include writing, cooking, collecting seashells at the beach, and running.
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