Tagged Carolyn Vopelak

Learning What Motivates Community Health Workers in Mozambique

Just as my time in the serene, seaside town of Vilankulo, Mozambique is coming to a close, our project is getting ready to launch. My practicum is with Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE) in collaboration with Cornell University, and I’m working on a project called Começando Saudável that will pilot performance based financing (PBF). The overarching goal is to help improve services in the area of prevention of vertical transmission of HIV. Supported by a two-year grant, the first year of the project focused on investigating the barriers to care experienced by pregnant women living with HIV and…

Diving into Columbia’s New MPH Curriculum

Carolyn Vopelak, MPH ‘14, in the Department of Population and Family Health Eighteen modules, 5 studios, ISP, L&I, cohorts in the core, then a discipline, a certificate and a practicum!!? Take a breath- it’s going to be ok. It’s overwhelming to hear all of that. And did Columbia just make up its own language? Not exactly, but it did revamp its MPH core curriculum and was ready to unleash it, in all of its glory, upon my incoming class this fall. Before orientation I knew that there was a new core curriculum and that we had been placed in cohorts…