September 14, 2017
Yet another of our talented students has won a prestigious Fulbright Canada Award. For the 2017/2018 academic year, Carmen Jacqueline Ho will be an Associate with the Takemi Program in International Health at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, an interdisciplinary research program that focuses on the problems of mobilizing, allocating and maintaining limited resources to improve health.
Carmen’s research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of comparative politics and international relations, with a focus on social inclusion in Asia’s low and middle-income countries. While at Harvard she will be busy working on her book project ‘The Politics of Malnutrition: Using an International Agreement for National Policy Change,’ which looks at the United Nations’ efforts to influence national policies for maternal and child nutrition.
Her Fulbright tenure will bring many new intellectual and research opportunities her way. “I am most excited about the chance to work with leading thinkers on global health and comparative health policy. As a political scientist, exchanging ideas with health and policy experts has improved the intellectual depth and practical relevance of my research. It’s a real privilege to join the Harvard community and continue these discussions over the coming year.”