Peru The focus of research at the Peru site of the SDSU MHIRT program concerns the medicinal plants used to treat disease by the curanderos, or healers, of the North Coast Region of Peru. Medical anthropology work is carried out with Indigenous curanderos, patients, EsSalud (the Peruvian National Healthcare System), and cultivators of native plants. …

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Project Progress

Hello all! We finished our 200 surveys about three weeks ago and started inputting the data we got two weeks ago. My part was to input all the raw data we got from the peri-urban town of Huanchaquito into to tables that were simple to understand and demonstrated the accurate data collected. Our project revolves …

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Looking Forward to 2017

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the SDSU MHIRT PERU program for 2016 was put on hold. We are excited to reopen the program in 2017 and are looking forward to receiving applications from outstanding candidates.

Research Sites

MHIRT Sites SDSU’s Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training Program (MHIRT) has research sites across the globe. These sites change intermittently and provide real world experience for students who are pursuing careers in the biomedical,  behavioral science, and public health fields. This year’s sites are: Peru, and Uganda. You can explore the sites further …

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