Conducting Research with Schools and Communities in the U.S. and Around the World to Facilitate Positive Adjustment in Youth and Families
Nanda Myo Aung Wan is a former Humphrey fellow, mentee, and physician with clinical and leadership responsibilities for a drug treatment hospital in northern Kachin State in Myanmar. He has also worked in the area of harm reduction, serving with the national coordinating committee. Nanda’s passion is to refocus his efforts on drug abuse prevention so he has done an affiliation in the Department of Psychology where he has worked on the development of a Burmese school-based survey on risk factors for drug abuse. His second affiliation was at the Boston University School of Medicine where he completed a research training program in HIV and hepatitis prevention.
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Miriam George, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in VCU's School of Social Work. Dr. George’s main research interest is on camp refugees and family health interventions. She currently holds a National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center’s K01 research grant which examines the longitudinal associations among migration daily stressors, resource utilization, family dynamics, and parent/adolescent health in order to identify critical areas for intervention development. Dr. George is passionate about creating critical, reflective, and culturally informed knowledge to forge sustainable changes in refugee mental health through community-based research activities.
Below are some pictures of Dr. George in camps in Trichy and Chennai in India in 2015. She was there providing supervision, and giving workshops and debriefings during data collection with health workers in the camp.