Anne Foley is a sophomore anthropology and global affairs major with a concentration in international development. She is currently working with Professor Tracy Kijewski-Correa of the Keough School of Global Affairs on an ongoing project analyzing post-disaster reconstruction efforts in Haiti. Specifically, she is conducting a qualitative analysis of factors influencing homeowners’ decision to rebuild after Hurricane Matthew and the 2010 Haiti Earthquake. Of particular significance to Foley’s research is the influence of religion and family structure on recovery efforts in two major cities on the island, Léogâne and Les Cayes.
Foley has been and continues to be involved in global research at Notre Dame. She received a grant from the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) to travel to Pune, India with Child Family Health International the summer after her freshman year. There, she was able to pursue her interest in global public health by studying the disparities in healthcare access among rural and urban populations. She conducted exploratory research on barriers to childhood immunization by interviewing physicians, parents, and guardians about attitudes towards and access to immunization services. Foley hopes to develop her research in the future towards a senior capstone focusing on maternal and child health in the Global South.