About

Thesis: Agency in the Decision-Making Process: Amputees Pursuing a Prosthesis in Ghana

I am currently researching two separate projects in the area of prosthesis in Ghana. The first project is looking at the desirability of a prosthesis for an amputee in the face of structural and social barriers. This led me to develop my second project looking at the agency of amputees in the decision-making process to get a prosthesis. I am also currently working with Professor Terry McDonnell looking at the materiality of prosthetic and orthotic devices.

The Kellogg Institute has supported my research through the Experiencing the World Fellowship and the Kellogg/Kroc Undergraduate Research Grant for two summers to Ghana. While studying at Notre Dame, I have been able to expand my experience with the healthcare system not only in Africa, but also in Latin America, Asia, and Europe. The International Scholars Program has allowed me to pursue my academic interests and also connect with other passionate people at the Global Health Conference at Yale University.

ISP Adviser
Major
Pre-Health Studies/Sociology
Minor
International Development Studies
Graduation Year
2018
Thematic Interests

Global Health and Surgery; Social Determinants of Health; Accessibility of Healthcare; Social Perception of Medicine/Physicians

Research Sub-Discipline
Countries
Regions
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February 23 to February 24
2018 Human Development Conference
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February 23
The Curious Case of Political Liberalization: A Step to Democratization or an Authoritarian Survival Strategy?
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February 26
Diálogo: Journalism, Violence, and Freedom of Speech in Mexico
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February 26
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February 26
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