anusharaja

Age: 21
Home Town: Centreville, VA
Education: BS in Biology Yale University
Specific Field Interests: Medical anthropology, public health, qualitative methodologies
Placement: Sangath, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Area of Focus: Public Health

Highlights: As an undergraduate, Anusha cultivated an interest in connecting medical anthropology and global health, particularly in India. She is interested in understanding the Indian public health system using qualitative methodologies. Anusha has worked in the past with Sangath, an NGO that focuses on improving the provision of mental healthcare in India. Anusha will continue to work with Sangath to evaluate the PRIME study, an international study that aims to generate knowledge which can be used to improve access to care for priority mental disorders in primary and maternal health care contexts in low resource settings. In the future, she hopes to become a cultural broker in both the academic and health care realms.

Rediscovery

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” Pablo Picasso
Coming to India has revived my love for art. I enjoyed painting and drawing

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All in 2 Weeks

Recently I attended a two-week long training course on Leadership in Mental Health (MH) in Goa. Organized by Sangath, the NGO I currently intern for, and the London School of

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Living by Yourself

 
Moving to a foreign city, where I have no family or relatives present, I have had to create a new community for myself. Strangers have become my friends.

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So it begins…

India is not new to me. I was born in India, lived there for 8 years of my life, and have gone many, many times for visits. As I have

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