Madiha Qureshi

School Attended While Fellow: University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health

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Areas/Topics of Interest in MCH:  Preconception Health, Pregnancy, Minority Health and Health Disparities. 

Current Research/Area of Study:  During the 2008-09 AY, I worked on a research study examining the pregnancy experience of African American women in two low-income neighborhoods of Chicago.  

Accomplishments:  Awarded attendance to the annual meeting of MCH Leadership Training Grantees in New Orleans.

Current Work:  I will be working on my Master’s thesis examining mental health during pregnancy in low income African American women in Chicago

Future Work:  I will be looking for employment in Chicago come January 2010 and hope to pursue a career in Public Health with a focus on MCH, specifically women’s health and pregnancy.