MPH Students Earn Research Honors at Missouri Public Health Association’s Annual Conference

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Two Master of Public Health students were awarded first place in a poster competition at the Missouri Public Health Association Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Katherine Dettenwanger and Jessica Mondy presented their poster, Rural Ecuadorian Community Health Assessment, which detailed their time in Agua Fria, Ecuador. Dettenwanger and Mondy traveled and worked alongside Missouri Science and Technology’s Engineers Without Borders team from July 29 to Aug. 10, 2019. While in Agua Fria, Dettenwanger and Mondy evaluated the general health status of the community through interviews and environmental observation. The information collected was used to assess the health effects and outcomes related to the lack of access to clean water. The students from Missouri Science and Technology’s Engineers without Borders team then designed and implemented a rainwater catchment system near the local school. The system provides a safer alternative for drinking water. Dettenwanger explains, “It’s awe-inspiring to see what collaboration between...

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