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Leland Fellow

Michael Wang

10th Class, 2019-2021

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Michael Wang, originally from Wisconsin, graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2019 with an MPhil in Public Health. His Master's research ranged from examining the social determinants of diarrheal disease and infant undernutrition in Myanmar to evaluating the impact of digital health interventions in managing non-communicable diseases. Prior to attending Cambridge, Michael served as a school teacher in rural Hunan province, China, where he coordinated efforts to lower high school attrition rates and support student academic achievement. As a teacher, Michael grounded his interests in rural community development through his experiences working with children and young adults. Michael's undergraduate degree is in Community Health and American Studies from Tufts University.

Host Organization: International Food Policy Research Institute

First Year Placement
Yangon, Myanmar

Based in Yangon, Myanmar, Michael is working with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to support the development and implementation of a regionally representative integrated household survey on agricultural production, livelihoods, gender, and nutrition in the USAID Zone of Influence in Myanmar. Michael will be supporting this project, titled the Myanmar Agriculture Policy Support Activity (MAPSA), with the aim of collecting reliable data and facilitating Myanmar’s agricultural policy and program development to address historical inequities in livelihoods and health outcomes between ethnic communities.

Second Year Placement
Washington, D.C.

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